- Time of past OR future Camino
- Camino Frances, 2009, Camino Finisterre, 2009, Camino Portuguese, 2009, Via de La Plata, 2011. Pending: VdlP April-May 2014
I am considering walking the Camino Frances in April. I have done a few others over the years. The Camino Frances twice, Via de la Plata, two of the Portuguese caminos and the Camino Finistere. Many fond and significant memories of those travels. Up at dawn, a croissant and a cafe con leche at the first cafe followed by the joys of walking and the companionship of the many fine and interesting people I met along the way. Accommodation was never a problem. With few exceptions I was always able to find a bed in a municipal, private or church albergue at day's end. It has been a few years since my last pilgrimage and I have been checking Ivar's forum from time to time. I get the impression that things have changed and those carefree days of "winging it" it are fading. I read posts of tour groups pre-booking accommodations, crowded cafes and infrastructure strained to the limits. What is your experience? Should I plan and prebook everything?