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Jami Gray

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
June/July 2015
June(2016?)
I'm going to be turning 60 in October and I want to walk the Portugues. I'm thinking perhaps mid-late September to mid October? Thoughts? Suggestions? I can take as much time as necessary. Would also like to walk from Santiago to Muxia (last time I took a bus). Just looking for suggestions, advice, experience? Traveling from Indiana.
 

JohnandDeborah

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, Burgos-Astorga (Sep-Oct 2015),
CP, Porto-Santiago & Finisterre (Sep-Oct 2019)
We'll be on the Portugues, mid September to mid October, aiming to walk a 'surf n turf' from Porto with a mix of the Senda/Coastal to Caminha crossing to Valenca, up to Santiago and on to Finisterre. With a month we've plenty of time to walk shorter stages and take rest days, and there looks to be plenty of accommodation options. Our last camino walk was at the same time of year and the weather was perfect. Perhaps we'll see you there!
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
We'll be on the Portugues, mid September to mid October, aiming to walk a 'surf n turf' from Porto with a mix of the Senda/Coastal to Caminha crossing to Valenca, up to Santiago and on to Finisterre. With a month we've plenty of time to walk shorter stages and take rest days, and there looks to be plenty of accommodation options. Our last camino walk was at the same time of year and the weather was perfect. Perhaps we'll see you there!
From Porto you easily can walk in 10 to 14 days to Santiago and to Múxia and Fisterre in 4 days. So you will have time to stay in Porto, Viana do Castelo, Pontevedra and Santiago as being interesting places to look around

Bom caminho
 
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Dennis52

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
FRENCH WAY 2016
I'm going to be turning 60 in October and I want to walk the Portugues. I'm thinking perhaps mid-late September to mid October? Thoughts? Suggestions? I can take as much time as necessary. Would also like to walk from Santiago to Muxia (last time I took a bus). Just looking for suggestions, advice, experience? Traveling from Indiana.
I walked the CP from Lisbon starting early September and the weather was fantastic.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
If you have not done this sort of hiking, walking recently, do get a full medical examination before you make your plans. Think of it as having your automobile serviced and checked over before a long road trip. Just as you would not your car to let you down, you would similarly not want to find out you had an undiagnosed medical problem the hard way.

Just as an aside, I am on my way to my cardiologist to get the verdict following a battery of tests. After six Caminos, being 66, and quite heavy, we are going to find up if life finally caught up with me... I still plan to walk in May... the PRimitivo from Oviedo... We will see what the doctor says...

Hope this helps.
 

lt56ny

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
If you have not done this sort of hiking, walking recently, do get a full medical examination before you make your plans. Think of it as having your automobile serviced and checked over before a long road trip. Just as you would not your car to let you down, you would similarly not want to find out you had an undiagnosed medical problem the hard way.

Just as an aside, I am on my way to my cardiologist to get the verdict following a battery of tests. After six Caminos, being 66, and quite heavy, we are going to find up if life finally caught up with me... I still plan to walk in May... the PRimitivo from Oviedo... We will see what the doctor says...

Hope this helps.
Be careful of the Primitivo it aint easy and alot of big hills talk your time
 

lt56ny

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
I'm going to be turning 60 in October and I want to walk the Portugues. I'm thinking perhaps mid-late September to mid October? Thoughts? Suggestions? I can take as much time as necessary. Would also like to walk from Santiago to Muxia (last time I took a bus). Just looking for suggestions, advice, experience? Traveling from Indiana.
train and get in shape, walk short distances and work your way up. after a while walk with your pack. Get your lower back stronger. Make sure you have a well fitted pack. Learn how to walk. Uphill you need cardiovascular training, downhill can be really tough on older knees and hips, zig zag going down hill and of course walking poles can help although you really dont need them on the Portugues. Learn to listen to your body. It will tell you when to walk or rest and how far to go. I personally do not walk with the Camino families that many talk fondly about. I think some people push too hard and have had serious injuries and blisters when they follow a group. I think walking in your own rhythm helps so much too. But do what you feel is best for you. Alone or in a group. I like the solitude when I walk and I seem to end up making just as many friends alone as I would walking in a group. Tried it the first time I walked and it was fine. But just listen to what your body and spirit tell you it needs. The Portuguese camino is not a very hard one at all. Walked it a few years ago from Lisbon. Biggest drawback is all the road walking. I did not do the coastal variant. You should check that one out it might be to your liking after you get to Porto.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP
April 2016, August 2017, May 2018
Camino PortuGUESE
May 2019
I'm going to be turning 60 in October and I want to walk the Portugues. I'm thinking perhaps mid-late September to mid October? Thoughts? Suggestions? I can take as much time as necessary. Would also like to walk from Santiago to Muxia (last time I took a bus). Just looking for suggestions, advice, experience? Traveling from Indiana.
Jami
Great to hear your have plenty of time to go for a walk, to mark that special birthday in October. I'm walking from Lisbon up to SdC for my 65 th....from May ist.. ...I have also had a full checkup, and just got medical insurance to cover any issues.
Last year I did the whole CF 920 klms and loved the last walk from SdC to Muxia, (got the Muxia certificate) then one day to Finistere ( received the Finistere certificate). These are different from the Compostela, & very pretty too.
At Dumbria, there is a million $ albergue that Zara's owner built for pilgrims.
It felt different from the CF - less pilgrims, not as many bars..... but we had 3 of us walking to the end that had started from St. Jean. Lovely feelings of achievement, especially since I had a chronic foot fracture.
It was so much better than taking that bus in 2016,and not having enough time in 2017. My son really regretted that he didn't walk to Finistere then.
Hope that helps...
Love
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés, '14 '17 Finisterre, '14 '17 '18 Primitivo, '15 '18 Portuguese, '17, '18 San Salvador, '18
We walked it in April, and I thought it was a lovely time of year.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
Go for it. Walked my first Camino when I was 65 and am headed to the VDLP now that I'm 70. September - October is is pretty good. I walked that time last year. Only thing I ran into was temperatures that were significantly warmer than expected (around 100 degrees F feels like temp). So, don't be afraid to just take a taxi or train if you need to for part or a day or a whole day. This isn't a boot camp. You can't enjoy anything if you are dehydrated or just flat out beat down by the heat.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
If you have not done this sort of hiking, walking recently, do get a full medical examination before you make your plans. Think of it as having your automobile serviced and checked over before a long road trip. Just as you would not your car to let you down, you would similarly not want to find out you had an undiagnosed medical problem the hard way.

Just as an aside, I am on my way to my cardiologist to get the verdict following a battery of tests. After six Caminos, being 66, and quite heavy, we are going to find up if life finally caught up with me... I still plan to walk in May... the PRimitivo from Oviedo... We will see what the doctor says...

Hope this helps.
Desejo -lhe as melhores e espero que seja um bom caminho pronto.

Wish you all the best and hope you will walk your next caminho soon.
 

Terry Callery

Chi Walker
Camino(s) past & future
"Portuguese Camino - In Search of the Infinite Moment" Amazon/Kindle books authored
"Slow Camino"
I was at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Martyrs in the trendy Baixa- Chiado
section of Lisbon attempting to get my first stamp or "carimbo" for my pilgrim
credential book. It would be the second time in two years that I would start out on a personal quest to conquer the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage which ends in northwest Spain at the tomb of Saint James the Apostle. I would be traveling in February and March when the Camino has a tenth as many pilgrims as it does during the busy summer months. My first pilgrimage was taken one year before along the “Route Frances” walking due west across the entire breath of northern Spain. I had started in Basque Country atop the Pyrenees Mountains and took 48 days to complete the grueling 500 miles that the guide book says to complete in 33 days. I picked the title of my first book to be “Slow Camino”.
I had arrived in Lisbon a year later with a decidedly Zen approach to tackling Christianity’s most important pilgrimage, but this time I would be traveling due north to Santiago de Compostela along the lesser traveled Portuguese route. I had learned to Chi walk, for example, finding that slowing down the pace and walking with correct balanced alignment would allow me to walk more hours each day. I tried not to aggressively push myself with my extremities; instead I tried to pull my body along from the core center. It is not poor muscle strength, but poor muscle alignment that makes you tired according to Chi walking proponents. The repetition of taking one step after another was a gateway for me for silent meditation, in the same way that Yogic breathing and the repetition of chanting a Mantra will induce a state of meditation. On my first Camino I had learned to experience what I called the ‘infinite moment” where I no longer spent time dwelling on the regrets of the past or dreaming of the promise of the future. I had read Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” and found that I had shifted my awareness to being more mindful in the present moment. On this second Camino, I was in better physical shape, I had studied Portuguese language tapes, I had assembled a lighter backpack and I had become more adept at finding the best places to stay and best regional food restaurants at which to eat.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
As a follow up to my earlier comment, earlier today, my cardiologist pronounced me fit as a fiddle heart-wize, despite my age (65) and weight (about 20 kg too much). I have been cleared to Camino. So, the Camino Primitivo is on offer for May.

Whew! That was a nail-biter...

NOTE: (ADDED 5 APRIL) Plans have changed again. See long message below... Short version, no camino this year. WIll be volunteering 6 - 20 May. See below...
 
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Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
As a follow up to my earlier comment, earlier today, my cardiologist pronounced me fit as a fiddle heart-wize, despite my age (65) and weight (about 20 kg too much). I have been cleared to Camino. So, the Camino Primitivo is on offer for May.

Whew! That was a nail-biter...
Parabéns ! Congrats !
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Seven Compostelas in Three years and counting......
As a follow up to my earlier comment, earlier today, my cardiologist pronounced me fit as a fiddle heart-wize, despite my age (65) and weight (about 20 kg too much). I have been cleared to Camino. So, the Camino Primitivo is on offer for May.

Whew! That was a nail-biter...
Good news! You will love the Primitivo, so so beautiful! And not nearly as hard as some people say it is. Enjoy and Buen camino my friend

Davey
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
As a follow up to my earlier comment, earlier today, my cardiologist pronounced me fit as a fiddle heart-wize, despite my age (65) and weight (about 20 kg too much). I have been cleared to Camino. So, the Camino Primitivo is on offer for May.

Whew! That was a nail-biter...
Man, I was really hoping to hear that!!!! Now on to your Camino. . . . which is starting to get close :)
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Training and longer daily walks will now begin in earnest. By the last two weeks, I am walking at least 10 km with my rucksack loaded with dummy weight.

Here in south FL there are no hills, heck a curb / kerb is a hill. And there is the heat to contend with 23 - 25 (C) every day.

But, one does what one can...

Thank you all for your support.
 

Camino Chris

Take one step forward...then keep on walking.
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
If you have not done this sort of hiking, walking recently, do get a full medical examination before you make your plans. Think of it as having your automobile serviced and checked over before a long road trip. Just as you would not your car to let you down, you would similarly not want to find out you had an undiagnosed medical problem the hard way.

Just as an aside, I am on my way to my cardiologist to get the verdict following a battery of tests. After six Caminos, being 66, and quite heavy, we are going to find up if life finally caught up with me... I still plan to walk in May... the PRimitivo from Oviedo... We will see what the doctor says...

Hope this helps.
Good luck, Tom! It was so nice to see you last week in Florida for a two hour chat! I liked your backup plan B, too.
A Camino win-win, either way for you!
 

Camino Chris

Take one step forward...then keep on walking.
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
P.S. Hey, Tom, I responded before reading your latest report...congratulations! Looks like you will doing plan A after all...yeah!
 
Camino(s) past & future
2018 Camino Portugues (Valença to Santiago)
2019 (planned) Santiago- Finisterre-Muxia
If you have not done this sort of hiking, walking recently, do get a full medical examination before you make your plans. Think of it as having your automobile serviced and checked over before a long road trip. Just as you would not your car to let you down, you would similarly not want to find out you had an undiagnosed medical problem the hard way.

Just as an aside, I am on my way to my cardiologist to get the verdict following a battery of tests. After six Caminos, being 66, and quite heavy, we are going to find up if life finally caught up with me... I still plan to walk in May... the PRimitivo from Oviedo... We will see what the doctor says...

Hope this helps.
Fuerza, Tom! Great advice! I will be turning 65 on My next Camino in June. There are quite a few of us sextagenerians on the Caminos. Great news on the medical results. I am trying to lose the same amount of weight that my pack weighs- around 20 lbs.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2018 Camino Portugues (Valença to Santiago)
2019 (planned) Santiago- Finisterre-Muxia
I'm going to be turning 60 in October and I want to walk the Portugues. I'm thinking perhaps mid-late September to mid October? Thoughts? Suggestions? I can take as much time as necessary. Would also like to walk from Santiago to Muxia (last time I took a bus). Just looking for suggestions, advice, experience? Traveling from Indiana.
Jami, I turned 64 last year on the Camino Portugues. On the last day, I realized that I was the oldest person with a near 30lb pack. This year I have reduced the weight to less than 20lbs and my wife and I decided to enjoy the walk, so we will not plan to do 25-30k in a day. Instead we have given ourselves six or seven days for the walk to Fisterra and Muxia with a two-night stay in Fisterra. This is not a race, so even if you walk a 6-10 mile day, just don’t overdo it, even if you are in good shape. Those of us who walked the Portuguese Camino mid to late June last year will attest that more than the distance was the unseasonable heat! In the end, it will be your Camino whatever you decide to do.
Buen Camino
 

JohnandDeborah

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, Burgos-Astorga (Sep-Oct 2015),
CP, Porto-Santiago & Finisterre (Sep-Oct 2019)
From Porto you easily can walk in 10 to 14 days to Santiago and to Múxia and Fisterre in 4 days. So you will have time to stay in Porto, Viana do Castelo, Pontevedra and Santiago as being interesting places to look around

Bom caminho
Thanks Albertinho! Self professed 'slow strollers' and aiming to avoid any real climbs, we've earmarked 14-16 days and mirror your suggestions as potential 'rest days'. On the CP, we'll consider the option to cross to the central earlier, mostly as a contingency in case of weather. And, we'll also consider the very real possibility of continuing up the coast to Redondela, in case we can't tear ourselves away! For the Finisterre, we're aiming for 5 days. Your experience is always welcome!
 

Jon Hebertson

2 feet and a heartbeat
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese - Lisbon to SdC September 2017
Finisterre - September/October 2017
I'm going to be turning 60 in October and I want to walk the Portugues. I'm thinking perhaps mid-late September to mid October? Thoughts? Suggestions? I can take as much time as necessary. Would also like to walk from Santiago to Muxia (last time I took a bus). Just looking for suggestions, advice, experience? Traveling from Indiana.
Hey.
Great to hear that you’re doing the CP, where do you plan on starting from and then I can give more advice.

Bom Caminho
 

julia.viljoen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francaise (2008, 2010, 2013. Portuguese (September 2019).
I walked the CP from Lisbon starting early September and the weather was fantastic.
I will be walking from Lisbon mid September to Fatima en then onwards. Can I take pot luck with accommodation? I don't want to pre-book unless there is absolutely oher way; the joys of spontaneity...
 

julia.viljoen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francaise (2008, 2010, 2013. Portuguese (September 2019).
I will be walking from Lisbon mid September to Fatima en then onwards. Can I take pot luck with accommodation? I don't want to pre-book unless there is absolutely oher way; the joys of spontaneity...
Sorry always read before posting... unless there is no other way...
 

Chris Moon

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
1 (2017)
I've just turned 69 and will be walking from Porto along the coast from mid september to first week of October. Maybe our paths will cross. Hope you have a great Camino, this is going to be my first :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP
April 2016, August 2017, May 2018
Camino PortuGUESE
May 2019
Fuerza, Tom! Great advice! I will be turning 65 on My next Camino in June. There are quite a few of us sextagenerians on the Caminos. Great news on the medical results. I am trying to lose the same amount of weight that my pack weighs- around 20 lbs.
Keto/ intermittent fasting will do it....
 

formysons

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles - Santiago 2009; Norte & Primitivo Aug/Sept 2016 ??
I'm going to be turning 60 in October and I want to walk the Portugues. I'm thinking perhaps mid-late September to mid October? Thoughts? Suggestions? I can take as much time as necessary. Would also like to walk from Santiago to Muxia (last time I took a bus). Just looking for suggestions, advice, experience? Traveling from Indiana.
I am looking forward to any advice on this route, I am walking from Porto to SdeC starting 6 August, then Finisterre and Muxia, then Inglis. I turn 75 in July and really looking forward to the 6 week pilgrimage.
 

alhartman

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2005 2007 Frances
2016 Leon to Santiago
I started in Lisbon 1 Oct 2017. I loved what walking I was able to do: friendly locals, good food, enough fellow pilgrims for social dinners, nice albergues, near solitude on the trail. Temperatures from Lisbon too hot (90s) for this Oregon boy, so became a touragrino-- Tomar, Fatima, Coimbra and restarted in Porto (half the size of Lisbon with twice the charm). My Achilles were already tender, but lasted only 3 more days before such pain that I returned to USA. No matter what I did with poles, taping, inserts, boots-to-sandals, heavy ibuprofen; the frequent cobblestones took their toll.
Anyway, it is a route that I heartily recommend and a time of year I heartily recommend. I take my physical breakdown as a sign that my 2013 LePuy-Santiago is going to be my ultimate trek. Still walking and planning, but the body does not want to do over about 30,000 Fitbit paces a day (The old 'I will do discomfort, but I will not do misery' thing)
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
I am posting this LONG message here, as many of you have followed this thread.

FIRST - please allow me to thank every person on this Forum who has followed my pre-Camino medical tests and evaluations with interest. I sincerely appreciate all the support and encouragement from all my extended Camino family.

SECOND - two weeks ago, I thought I had dodged a major 'bullet' when my cardiologist gave me a clean bill of health based on a battery of three sophisticated cardiac tests. His exact words at the time were that i " ...had the heart and arteries of a 20-year old woman..." I took that to be a very good, if perplexing analogy...

Even my general practitioner is flummoxed by that finding. To him, it was simply counter-intuitive that an overweight, mostly sedentary, 65 year old man could have ZERO calcium deposits, valve, heart muscle, or arterial hardening, or plaque build-up. But the tests proved it...go figure...

So, knowing what I was planning to do in May, the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo, he gave me two proverbial thumbs up. I was good-to-go. That was then...

THIRD - Not so fast! Being a large fellow, I had related hypertension issues. This is not abnormal for me. When my weight is up, I get higher blood pressure. When I lose weight, like 10 kg or more, it goes away. I take two daily medications to keep it regulated.

Anyway, soon after after the heart evaluation, my blood pressure started to go up and down dramatically. I had increased my daily walking from 6 to 10 km. That made me light-headed and feeling faint. I check my BP throughout the day. It was all over the place.

This past week I had additional tests and consultations. The considered opinion of two experts is that I should NOT walk a Camino this year, at least until I lose the weight and my blood pressure stabilizes without medication.

FOURTH - So, to wrap this up... NO CAMINO FOR "t2" this year! Always having a Plan B in the wings, I implemented it when Plan A was canceled.

The ACC graciously accepted my offer to work as a volunteer at the Pilgrim Office from 6 - 20 May. This will be a second volunteer stint for me. My planned annual month is still from 15 July to 12 August. They did not have space in the volunteer flat, so I rented a hotel. Rooms are going FAST.

Whenever a door is closed, the Lord (or Santiago just opens another one...). Everything works out in the end. For this I am grateful.

If anyone is in Santiago whole I am there, I would be happy to meet you. You cannot miss me, I am the uber large Papa Smurf looking fellow, in the light turquoise voluntario t-shirt. Yes, I wear a short grey beard and eyeglasses too.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2018 Camino Portugues (Valença to Santiago)
2019 (planned) Santiago- Finisterre-Muxia
I am posting this LONG message here, as many of you have followed this thread.

FIRST - please allow me to thank every person on this Forum who has followed my pre-Camino medical tests and evaluations with interest. I sincerely appreciate all the support and encouragement from all my extended Camino family.

SECOND - two weeks ago, I thought I had dodged a major 'bullet' when my cardiologist gave me a clean bill of health based on a battery of three sophisticated cardiac tests. His exact words at the time were that i " ...had the heart and arteries of a 20-year old woman..." I took that to be a very good, if perplexing analogy...

Even my general practitioner is flummoxed by that finding. To him, it was simply counter-intuitive that an overweight, mostly sedentary, 65 year old man could have ZERO calcium deposits, valve, heart muscle, or arterial hardening, or plaque build-up. But the tests proved it...go figure...

So, knowing what I was planning to do in May, the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo, he gave me two proverbial thumbs up. I was good-to-go. That was then...

THIRD - Not so fast! Being a large fellow, I had related hypertension issues. This is not abnormal for me. When my weight is up, I get higher blood pressure. When I lose weight, like 10 kg or more, it goes away. I take two daily medications to keep it regulated.

Anyway, soon after after the heart evaluation, my blood pressure started to go up and down dramatically. I had increased my daily walking from 6 to 10 km. That made me light-headed and feeling faint. I check my BP throughout the day. It was all over the place.

This past week I had additional tests and consultations. The considered opinion of two experts is that I should NOT walk a Camino this year, at least until I lose the weight and my blood pressure stabilizes without medication.

FOURTH - So, to wrap this up... NO CAMINO FOR "t2" this year! Always having a Plan B in the wings, I implemented it when Plan A was canceled.

The ACC graciously accepted my offer to work as a volunteer at the Pilgrim Office from 6 - 20 May. This will be a second volunteer stint for me. My planned annual month is still from 15 July to 12 August. They did not have space in the volunteer flat, so I rented a hotel. Rooms are going FAST.

Whenever a door is closed, the Lord (or Santiago just opens another one...). Everything works out in the end. For this I am grateful.

If anyone is in Santiago whole I am there, I would be happy to meet you. You cannot miss me, I am the uber large Papa Smurf looking fellow, in the light turquoise voluntario t-shirt. Yes, I wear a short grey beard and eyeglasses too.
Tom- you continue to be an inspiration to us all. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. You will have more impact on Peregrinos in the pilgrim office than on the Camino. Yesterday my 88-year old mother, who had a quadruple bypass last year,lives alone, drives everywhere, etc, told me “ You are where you are supposed to be!” I’m sure that the Primitivo be waiting for you in the future, but God must need you in the Pilgrim Office! Sorry to miss you, since we will be there in late June.
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Your mom has a Camino spirit. Did you know that you can have her name put on your Compostela, as 'In Vicaro Pro' at the bottom?

This provision is reserved by official rules for devoting your pilgrimage to the benefit of EITHER a deceased person, OR someone whose advanced age or physical condition is such that could never, ever undertake a Camino - even in a wheelchair... Your plucky mom may qualify.

Ask when you get to the counter. If I am working when you arrive just look for me, and I will get you sorted... As my message above indicates, I am working from 6 - 20 May.

I am usually there from 1000 - 1500 on most days, unless they assign me to write Compostelas. In that case, I could be there anytime between 1000 and 2000

Hope this helps.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP
April 2016, August 2017, May 2018
Camino PortuGUESE
May 2019
Your mom has a Camino spirit. Did you know that you can have her name put on your Compostela, as 'In Vicaro Pro' at the bottom?

This provision is reserved by official rules for devoting your pilgrimage to the benefit of EITHER a deceased person, OR someone whose advanced age or physical condition is such that could never, ever undertake a Camino - even in a wheelchair... Your plucky mom may qualify.

Ask when you get to the counter. If I am working when you arrive just look for me, and I will get you sorted... As my message above indicates, I am working from 6 - 20 May.

I am usually there from 1000 - 1500 on most days, unless they assign me to write Compostelas. In that case, I could be there anytime between 1000 and 2000

Hope this helps.
Thankyou for your wonderful service and advice. I'm walking the CP from Lisbon May 1st...... ( Good luck)
Love
 

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When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 12 1.3%
  • February

    Votes: 5 0.5%
  • March

    Votes: 41 4.3%
  • April

    Votes: 142 14.9%
  • May

    Votes: 237 24.9%
  • June

    Votes: 72 7.6%
  • July

    Votes: 20 2.1%
  • August

    Votes: 15 1.6%
  • September

    Votes: 278 29.2%
  • October

    Votes: 114 12.0%
  • November

    Votes: 12 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 5 0.5%
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