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Live - Via de la Plata C Clearly on the Via de la Plata

Discussion in '"LIVE" from the camino' started by C clearly, Mar 20, 2017 at 6:38 AM.

  1. C clearly

    C clearly Veteran Member Donating Member

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    I walked from Seville to Guillena yesterday. I found it to be tiring, possibly due to several nights with poor sleep and a 9 hour time change. People can consider staying in a hotel in Santiponce if they want to start slower. The route by Camas was a bit confusing, but you know you just need to go north (no sun in your face, which is nice). I managed to walk 26.6 km on a 22 km route!:(

    I find that writing a blog is more than enough to keep my online time full, so you might want to follow it (www.tritetales.com ) as I don't know how much I'll update this thread. Those won't be guide book reports - the time for planning and preparation is over, so I'll try to describe the experience. :cool:
     
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  2. HedaP

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    Yay. Your latest camino!
    Have just read and really enjoyed your blog about your last camino on the CF. I happily walked every step with you, rain and shine. Your blog vanquished my last minute jitters because it was sensible and fun and, from my comfortable armchair, was completely do-able.
    When are you thinking you will reach Santiago?
    Wishing you a very buen camino.
     
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  3. LesBrass

    LesBrass Likes Walking Donating Member

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    Oh I so wish I was there with you! Have an amazing wonderful walk!
     
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  4. Davey Boyd

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    Buen Camino! I will be reading avidly as I start the VDLP on April 10th!
     
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  5. Viranani

    Viranani Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Super Buen Camino to you, C!
    I'm happy for you, knowing you're out there again.
     
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  6. Levi

    Levi Member Donating Member

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    Buen Camino! It is a hard walk....but also wonderful. Ill be following your blog. Very best wishes for a great walk.
     
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  7. peregrina2000

    peregrina2000 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    Hooray for C! I look forward to following your walk, the Vdlp is just one marvelous camino. Buen camino, Laurie
     
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  8. Erik Anderson

    Erik Anderson New Member Donating Member

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    I shall be looking at your thread with great interest as I start from Almeria tomorrow afternoon and I'll be posting as I go. Buen Camino, Bloo
     
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    Buen Camino.

    Look forward to following you on the blog
     
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  10. Davie Blisters

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    Thanks C, I shall flip to your blog as I hope to follow you next year.

    Buen Camino
    Davie
     
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  11. domigee

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    I too shall follow you on your blog, @C clearly . Wishing you all the best and buen camino!
     
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    Have bookmarked your blog. Will follow along. Fellow Canadian, leaving Seville on May 5th.
     
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    Buen camino. I hope you have fabulous weather. That first week is so gorgeous!
     
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    Buen Camino C, enjoy every step and keep us posted.
     
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  15. Anemone del Camino

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    Clare, made sure to post all the bus options as I need to jump a few sections to catch my bus in Salamanca to Ponferrada. :eek:

    I look forward to following your blog and taking notes. Bien Camino!
     
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  16. movinmaggie

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    Will look forward to reading it C. Wish you continued Buen Camino. We actually had some sun on the lower island yesterday!
     
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  17. Peter Fransiscus

    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Will love reading your follow up of your journey.
    Wish you a wonderful time and a Buen Camino,Peter.
     
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    Thanks for posting the link to your blog. We are thinking Via de Plata for 2018 so look forward to your impressions. Buen Camino!
     
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  19. Cliff175

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    I begin walking from Seville, March 23, so Ill be a few days behind you. enjoy the walk,
    Vaya con Dios , Pilgrim,
    Cliff
     
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  20. C clearly

    C clearly Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Seriously consider the bus to Santiponce to ease Day 1.

    Day 2 is no piece of cake either! I will start tomorrow (Day 3) with a taxi the 17 km to the start of the park. I am exhausted and know that highway walk would not enhance my life! (However, one good night of sleep could do wonders.)
     
  21. NualaOC

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    Buen Camino Clare! And wishing you a restful sleep tonight.
     
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  22. Camino Chris

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    I will be saving your website blog in my favorites, too, and look forward to following your journey! Buen Camino, C!
     
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  23. Paddy Brock

    Paddy Brock Paddy J Brock Ireland

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    Have a great Camino C . Iwill be following you on 26th April . Stay safe ,walk well and enjoy enjoy, Paddy
     
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  24. Anniesantiago

    Anniesantiago Veteran Member Donating Member

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    I love that you're walking during Semana Santa.
    Have a WONDERFUL Camino!
    I've signed up to follow your blog.
    I really want to walk this route again someday soon!
    It will be interesting to see any changes.
     
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  25. Anemone del Camino

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    Let me know avout the taxi to the park as that is my plan.

    What is making these days so difficult? I'm surprised.

    Have a good night's sleep!
     
  26. C clearly

    C clearly Veteran Member Donating Member

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    I am a little surprised too. I flew from Vancouver to Madrid in one day - 9 time zones - and then started walking the next day, without getting a good night's sleep. Temperature has been mid to high 20s and these stretches are quite exposed.
     
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  27. Anemone del Camino

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    Montreal to Spain is long enough for me. I can understand why adding the BC distance would take a hit on you. He kind to yourself.
     
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    Me too. March 23. Maybe we'll meet.
     
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    C. Clearly,
    Enjoy VDP. I am looking forward to VDP, leaving L.A. June 19, 2017. Will follow your blog.
    Buen camino.
     
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    Buen Camino. We are leaving Vancouver on Friday for a "Backpacking Europe" trip but we will be following your blog as we go. Have a wonderful time.
     
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    Clever decision! That road to the park is narrow and with much traffic. I did as you do, and started the day on the park entrance: A beautiful walk!
     
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    C clearly Veteran Member Donating Member

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    A leisurely breakfast, followed by a ride for €20, followed by a lovely walk in the park. Of the 10 people, half walked and survived fine. The weather has cooled down.

    I'm having trouble uploading my blog with photos. Now in the Municipal in Castilblanco, in my own room because I have a cold. That is either the cause or an effect of my being under the weather in the last few days.
     
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    So sorry to hear about your cold. Ginger and vinegar! Do take care C. Will watch for more.
     
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    Yes, C, we are pulling for a quick recovery. Take care, a little pampering never hurt! How crazy is the climate if in late March you are talking about how the weather thankfully is cooling down a bit! Hope you figure out the blog problem, because I have finally figured out a way to remind myself to remember to go look at it. ;)
     
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    Here in Ireland we recommend , Measure of Whiskey , spoon of sugar ,2 cloves and some boiling water, helps with curing the cold and giving you a nice sleep
     
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    Just bumping this thread up to the top to say that C clearly has figured out how to upload her photos on the blog and she is now in Real de la Jara! Buen camino, C!
     
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    Loving the Blog C. Buen Camino.
     
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    Just checking in here, before my daily work of blogging (check there in an hour or so). Thanks for your good wishes. I am feeling much better today. I'm in Monesterio after a beautiful walk on 20 km. Just the perfect amount.
     
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