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Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
#2
Gosh. That's cold. Are you there now?
PS Thanks for the link. Its a new one for me. I've added it to my list of useful sites.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF011, CF012, CP013, CF014, CA015, S.Anton015, CF015, CI015
Ditch Pig016, CF017, CP017, CdN(018)
#5
Pretty much the same thing here on the Meseta. A nearly freezing rain is falling at 9am on Wednesday morning in Moratinos and the forecast is for more of the same through the weekend.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
#6
Gosh. That's cold. Are you there now?
PS Thanks for the link. Its a new one for me. I've added it to my list of useful sites.
I am at home (Madrid/Spain) but I thought that it was a relevant information about a significative change in weather conditions from nearly Summer to Winter. There will be snow again in the mountains while a "cold drop" remains over the península, so pilgrims must take care.
And yes, this link is one of my favourites for weather.
 

AbbyDee

Court Jester
Camino(s) past & future
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of my 25th year, I will begin my Camino in September 2017
#9
The temperature is not soooooo bad (forgive me, but I am Canadian, have a different perspective; and right now I am in the middle of Blizzard) What does give me pause is that wind speed, which can make those temperatures seem a LOT colder than they are. For example, a temp of -5C and a windspeed of 15km/h makes a windchill of about -11C.

https://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=0F42F92D-1

Buen Camino, and stay warm to whoever is on the road today!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Too many caminos to list in the permitted 100 characters!!
#11
I keep wanting to be back on the camino again, though I know I walked my final one in 2016.
But having just checked out those temperatures, I'll stick to England [+10 deg C] until I go back to Spain in May!!!
Buen caminos especially to all those walking in the cold....
 

zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15 & 16 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo (Sept.)
#12
I guess it is what you are use to. I train all winter in snow and cold temperatures. Once it gets much below -25C especially with a wind, then not as pleasant for a walk. Would much rather walk in the temperatures and conditions from the weather report at the front end of this post than in +35C and higher temperatures in the summer. It is easy to dress for cold, but not so much for high temperatures. Certainly colder temperatures, provided you are dressed correctly are safer than extreme heat where heat stroke and dehydration are possible.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
CF011, CF012, CP013, CF014, CA015, S.Anton015, CF015, CI015
Ditch Pig016, CF017, CP017, CdN(018)
#13
That what @SabineP says, started out yesterday from Carrión. Brrr indeed!

@biarritzdon are you holding down the fort with Paddy? Dogs behaving?
The dogs are under control except for the few times Ruby has gone "off the radar" during our morning walks. If you know the dogs, Lulu (greyhound) went AWOL this winter and is now listed as missing. I am amazed that chickens survive so well in these conditions. It will be nice to see Reb back on Monday.
I hope we get to see SabineP in the next couple of days, let her know we have a warm fire going.
 
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some and then more. see my signature.
#14
Pretty much the same thing here on the Meseta. A nearly freezing rain is falling at 9am on Wednesday morning in Moratinos and the forecast is for more of the same through the weekend.
I know!!!now in Bercianos del Real Camino and I didn't know hail could hurt so much
@biarritzdon ...next time I will stop.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#15
Stay warm, stay dry, Sabine!!
And may the weather soon ease up a bit. Walking in March...it's a bit of a gamble, but a wonderful time to walk if you hit the weather jackpot.
 

zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15 & 16 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo (Sept.)
#17
#18
Stay warm, stay dry, Sabine!!
And may the weather soon ease up a bit. Walking in March...it's a bit of a gamble, but a wonderful time to walk if you hit the weather jackpot.
March is indeed tricky, I walked the second half of the Levante from Toledo-Zamora March 2014 and I saw everything! During the first few days I walked in a t-shirt then got hit by torrential rains crossing two mountain passes. Sun came out once again in Zamora.

@biarritzdon yes, I know the dogs. Ruby never warmed up to me but Lulu let me get close. I also had an incident when the two got loose. I rain around the neighborhood and across the highway trying to find them. Luckily they came back on their own shortly after. Phew!
Too bad about Lulu.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning on doing the Camino Frances April/May. I would like to walk but foot problems may require using a bike. If that is the case, then I would like to extend my camino so I could ride for 6-8 weeks.
#19

zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15 & 16 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo (Sept.)
#21
Would anybody know mud conditions along Camino Frances now? I'm starting next week on my bike!
If you are on a mountain bike and expect to ride on the trails, you can expect a lot of mud on many sections. In the areas where the trails are gravelled or where the trail is in fact a gravelled road you should be fine as long as it is not actively raining.
Keep in mind much of Spain has heavy clay, so tough going when wet. The mud will ball up and jam wheels quickly.
Last year in April, the bikers I saw were pushing bikes a lot or were riding on the paved roads as the trail conditions were just too wet in some sections.
 
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zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15 & 16 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo (Sept.)
#22
Rioja - sticky and accumulative; Navarra - slippery and deep; Burgos - deep, clingy and occasionally aromatic; Palencia - occasional and deep, generally avoidable with care; Leon - occasional, avoidable; Galicia - regular, recurring, deep, aromatic, unavoidable. ;)
I got a good chuckle out of this! I love to bike and mountain bike, but after 3 years walking on the Camino in April, biking on the Camino looks way too tough compared to walking.
 

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
#23
Rioja - sticky and accumulative; Navarra - slippery and deep; Burgos - deep, clingy and occasionally aromatic; Palencia - occasional and deep, generally avoidable with care; Leon - occasional, avoidable; Galicia - regular, recurring, deep, aromatic, unavoidable. ;)
A wild guess @Tincatinker but are you a Radio 4 listener? Ever come across the great Les Barker's take on the shipping forecast?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Planning on doing the Camino Frances April/May. I would like to walk but foot problems may require using a bike. If that is the case, then I would like to extend my camino so I could ride for 6-8 weeks.
#25
Rioja - sticky and accumulative; Navarra - slippery and deep; Burgos - deep, clingy and occasionally aromatic; Palencia - occasional and deep, generally avoidable with care; Leon - occasional, avoidable; Galicia - regular, recurring, deep, aromatic, unavoidable. ;)
How poetic! Gracias.
 
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