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Live from Camino Blue vs Yellow

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Camino Francis June 2018
I began walking the Camino Portuguese from the very south east corner of Portugal about two weeks ago. When I got to Santarem I took the Camino Fatima branch West. What a lovely walk that was. Now, I’m heading north and northwest to Porto to continue to Santiago. Just a word of caution to those of you who may be thinking g of doing this route, you need GPS and Google Maps Pro or the equivalent. The trail is poorly marked. I am basically doing the Porto - Fatima Camino in reverse. At every fork in the trail I look backward to look for blue arrows. They mostly are blue spray paint circles but they are there. Just a warning, use your phone for direction. I’m loving the trail and highly recommend it.
 

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Frances (August 2019)
Portuguese (planned August 2020)
Thanks for posting this @ggtree. I had hoped to walk this very trail last year and still hope to as soon as we are allowed out of Australia. (2022 hopefully!) I had noticed in the various online sources and in the guidebook that I bought (Wise Pilgrim),that the Fatima variant is barely mentioned in terms of directions and albergues. I think getting to Fatima was going to be okay but thereafter it would be a challenge until I rejoined the Camino
 
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Camino Francis June 2018
As long as you know where you are going and have a good GPS on your phone, you can pretty easily find your way. I have not been relying on the blue / yellow arrows at all but, when I see I one, I smile.
 

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