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- Planned Camino Frances/Ivierno (Sep 2022)
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It depends a lot on how much time you have. Ive been tight on time and walked. Its a bit scary walking in thunder and lightening, but I had a flight booked back home - plus you can't stay in the albergue.
like this but as a baldy have to renege on the standing hair warning This is where carbon walking poles have to be dealt with ( with caution !) There is a neat little warning on my beach casting poles : "do not use in thunderstorms" : self frying? Buen caminoSome advice re lightning if you are unable to get safely into a building.
If you can hear thunder you should already be on your way to shelter as the lightning could already be dangerously close and approaching fast.
If you find yourself in an exposed location it’s recommended to either sit on your backpack (containing no metal) or crouch down onto the balls of your feet and cover your ears with your hands and with elbows on your knees and your head tucked between them. Try to touch as little of the ground with your body as possible, do not lie down on the ground. Throw your walking pole away from you, obviously don't stick it into the ground (remembering where you threw it!).
This position allows a very small part of your body to touch the ground, reducing the chance of a lightning strike. Remember to keep away from lone trees, fences and other lone-standing objects near you. If in a group split up.
If you feel your hair stand on end, drop to the above position immediately.
I have found https://www.viewweather.com/Good info on this thread. Question - does anyone have link to local weather resource(s)? We’re in Atapuerta and heading into Burgos and the meseta. Rain in forecast on Weather App but not seeing any details for wind and especially lightening.
Good info on this thread. Question - does anyone have link to local weather resource(s)? We’re in Atapuerta and heading into Burgos and the meseta. Rain in forecast on Weather App but not seeing any details for wind and especially lightening.
A quote from a previous discussion of this topic: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/thunderstorms.69360/#post-899503
“If caught in open country in a thunderstorm crouch down with your head between your knees” said the Outward Bound instructor. “Will that protect us from lightning strike?” Asked the innocent Newby. “No, but it makes it easier to find the bits...”
I have a good rain clothes (Pants, Jacket, cover for backpack). Only shoes dont have rain protection (Altra Lone peak 5). Also will buy umbrella when i arrive to Spain.
That's exactly what I tell people who complain about the "crowds" on the final 100 km.Also, just a little story about weather & mental lessons on the Camino. I remember walking in freezing wind and rain all day, with all the gear - my Gortex coat and shoes, merino layers. I was resting at top of a hill when this older lady came by, sand shoes, $2 plastic poncho, singing as she approached out of the mist. I said, isn't this awful?! All she said was 'If you cant change something, change how you think about it,' and she was off - singing as she went. Im sure I still moaned, but it has stuck with me.