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Camino de Madrid April 5, 2018

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
We're two short days out of Madrid. We have really appreciated all of the recent updates from @OzAnnie and others who have commented on her thread. I'll be blogging at ourboatleavestheharbor.blogspot when Wi-Fi is adequate. If we see something along the way that seems critical, we'll try to post it on this thread or even a new subject specific thread. The stream leading up to Colmenar Viego was manageable today, pictures on the blog. Bien Camino to all who follow.
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
We're two short days out of Madrid. We have really appreciated all of the recent updates from @OzAnnie and others who have commented on her thread. I'll be blogging at ourboatleavestheharbor.blogspot when Wi-Fi is adequate. If we see something along the way that seems critical, we'll try to post it on this thread or even a new subject specific thread. The stream leading up to Colmenar Viego was manageable today, pictures on the blog. Bien Camino to all who follow.
Buen camino, beautiful pictures! If the number of forum members walking is any indication, you should find even more pilgrims as you walk on.

But my off-topic question has to do with your blog. I tried to start a blog on blogspot.com (blogger was the name of the app) but it kept crashing and someone told me it is no longer available. Obviously it is available if you are using it! I see online that it might be only available for android and not iphones, is that possible? I really loved blogspot, and like the format better than findpenguins, which I was able to figure out in a rush after arriving in France and being unable to post.

Looking forward to more! Laurie
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
Buen camino, beautiful pictures! If the number of forum members walking is any indication, you should find even more pilgrims as you walk on.

But my off-topic question has to do with your blog. I tried to start a blog on blogspot.com (blogger was the name of the app) but it kept crashing and someone told me it is no longer available. Obviously it is available if you are using it! I see online that it might be only available for android and not iphones, is that possible? I really loved blogspot, and like the format better than findpenguins, which I was able to figure out in a rush after arriving in France and being unable to post.

Looking forward to more! Laurie
My blogger app keeps crashing also. For this trip I am using the online blogger website, but it is not user friendly at all. I was very frustrated this afternoon trying to get the format correct. You can see the pictures are different sizes for the last two days.
 

gittiharre

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Austria Czech Le Puy Geneva RLS V. Jacobi V. Regia V. Baltica/Scandinavica Porto Muxia
We're two short days out of Madrid. We have really appreciated all of the recent updates from @OzAnnie and others who have commented on her thread. I'll be blogging at ourboatleavestheharbor.blogspot when Wi-Fi is adequate. If we see something along the way that seems critical, we'll try to post it on this thread or even a new subject specific thread. The stream leading up to Colmenar Viego was manageable today, pictures on the blog. Bien Camino to all who follow.
What is your blog site please? I would love to read it as walking this route in June.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Thank you! That river crossing looks tricky...
Yep, although I didn't experienced it because I took a wrong turn at overthrown mojon and climb up to the right to bici path alongside the autovia. Nice views over the valley, CV and Guadarrama but I won't make that mistake this year. Just follow the river and pass the cemetery and you'll be in CV.

Attached is a photo from the bici path.
 

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MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
Yes, during very wet periods I'd say the bike path is best, but June should be dry.
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
The police in Cercedilla told us there is 0.5 meters of snow on the pass, so we caught the 1:30 pm train to Segovia. That city is amazing. Pictures on the blog. Cool wet spring.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
The police in Cercedilla told us there is 0.5 meters of snow on the pass, so we caught the 1:30 pm train to Segovia. That city is amazing. Pictures on the blog. Cool wet spring.
Given the rise of the forum members taking Madrid in spring I'm expecting similar threads as for Route Napoleon on CF: "Is Fuenfria Pass open yet?" from next year on :)
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
From Añe to Santa Maria la Real. Well marked, but a tough 11 km in a freezing, wind blown rain. The albergue does not open until 1pm, so we are waiting in the medical clinic behind the church. Warm and dry. Several shops here, but nothing in Añe or along the way this morning. We intended on a longer day, but had to stop for safety sake.
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese,Frances,Norte,Salvador/primitivo,Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, VDLP spring19
From Añe to Santa Maria la Real. Well marked, but a tough 11 km in a freezing, wind blown rain. The albergue does not open until 1pm, so we are waiting in the medical clinic behind the church. Warm and dry. Several shops here, but nothing in Añe or along the way this morning. We intended on a longer day, but had to stop for safety sake.
I really thought you’d chosen the right time. The weather hasn’t changed much in weeks.
Buen Camino.
 

gittiharre

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Austria Czech Le Puy Geneva RLS V. Jacobi V. Regia V. Baltica/Scandinavica Porto Muxia
I really thought you’d chosen the right time. The weather hasn’t changed much in weeks.
Buen Camino.
I know! I am watching the weather too as I am off at the start of June to walk the Madrid and Salvador.
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
About the fork on the Camino about 8 km before Alcazarén. As of today the sandy roads on the right hand fork are perfect. It is definitely shorter to go right, and you'd have a good bit of shade too.
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
About 10 km past Alcazarén you come to a highway. If you follow the arrows, they take you across the river and then north. After about 3 km you have to cross a large stream. In dry times there is a low bridge, but right now the water is about 1 foot deep flowing over the bridge, and about 12 feet across. One pilgrim got a ride across on a tractor yesterday.
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
We returned to Cercedilla and did the mountain pass today. It is possible, but we walked on top of deep, old snow for 2 or 3 kilometers. No other pilgrims, two local hikers.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
We returned to Cercedilla and did the mountain pass today. It is possible, but we walked on top of deep, old snow for 2 or 3 kilometers. No other pilgrims, two local hikers.
That's very welcoming info because one of our group of three wants to walk it on Sunday.

OTOH I won't and I'll be in Segovia on Sat and Zamarramala on Sun. Monday to Ane.

K1
 

jerbear

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de madrid, camino francis, camino inverino (2012, 2013,2014)
CdM, Francis, San salvador, primativo june 2015 CDM , francis, inverino 2016
Camino madrid, via de Plata. Santiago.
Coast of the dead malpica to muxia
That's very welcoming info because one of our group of three wants to walk it on Sunday.

OTOH I won't and I'll be in Segovia on Sat and Zamarramala on Sun. Monday to Ane.

K1
Kinky. Say hello to our friends in zama jesus at the restauraunt and the fruit guy. Tell em ill see them jyne1 or2.Ane has new micro wave and some utinsles. At least laat year. Who knows now. BC
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Kinky. Say hello to our friends in zama jesus at the restauraunt and the fruit guy. Tell em ill see them jyne1 or2.Ane has new micro wave and some utinsles. At least laat year. Who knows now. BC
You can be sure I'll say hello for you to "mi hermano republicano" (i.e. tbe fruite guy). Four years since I met and last seen him.
 

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