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futurefjp

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#1
Got a cheap flight to Málaga on the 1st and have a couple of weeks to head north. Wondering if I'm picking a bad time - will I see other pilgrims or will I be alone ...

Wondering if I can reach Mérida in this time?
 

amancio

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Arag, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno, LePuy
#2
Short days, most likely will not bump into any pilgrims. I do not think 2 weeks is enough time to make it to Merida, sorry!
 

george.g

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Camino(s) past & future
French way 10, 11
Norte 12
Vdlp 13
Levante 14
Mozarabe/Malaga 15
Augusta 16
Mozarabe/Almeria 17
#3
Hi futurefjp, it will take about 18 days of walking to get to Mérida.
When Maggie and I walked in April we only saw a handful of pilgrims on the route, in November probably zero.
Regards
George
 

Magwood

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (15 April 2013)
Camino Portuguese (1 May 2014)
Camino Mozárabe from Málaga (8 April 2015)
Camino del Norte & Camino Ingles (April 2016)
#4
I walked from Málaga spring 2015. Saw only three pilgrims on the way to Merida. I reached Merida on day 18 and walked some long stages. Could possibly have shaved a day or two. There is a lot of elevation during the first few days. You are welcome to check out my blog for info and stages.

I am in Leeds today visiting my daughter. We walked the CF together in 2013.
Buen camino!
 
A

Anemone del Camino

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#5
If you decide it’s too lonely and that you really want to make it to Merida, hop on the bus from Malaga and Sevilla amd voila! City bus from airport to Malaga bus depot and then a two hour or so bus ride. Easy peasy.

In two weeks you can get to Galisteo or Carcaboso. From there take a taxi to Plasencia (if you can, take some time to visit the muralla, I wish I had) where you can take the bus back to Sevilla and Malaga and realise all you have walked. We really are a special kind of crazy with all our walking. ;0)

Ok, now I have pilgrim envy. Have a wonderful time.
 

bval

New Member
#7
In April, this year I went from Malaga to Salamanca. It took me 13 days to come to Merida. I know I'm not a normal pilgrim. I like long distances and maybe I'm a bit restless also. I just want to go ahead. I really loved this camino, and I found out, walking alone in a beautiful landscape, sometimes very desolate and not so many people, is my way of walking. Mind blowing. This is more the camino spirit, I think. Could never do the CF again. I met 7 other pilgrims on my way to Merida. One, I stayed together with twice and a couple, also twice. The rest I met shortly on the Way. I know we are not alike, but if you might like a challenge, go for it, see how far you can get, otherwise take the bus. You look fit. I am a 50 years old"normal" woman. If I can, you can too.

Good luck and buen Camino, what ever you do, I am so envious. B


1.Malaga - Almogia. 23 km.

2.Almogia - Antequera. 34 km

3.Antequera - Cuevas Bajas. 35km

4.Cuevas Bajas-Cabra. 39km

5.Cabra - Castro del Rio. 46km

6.Castro del Rio - Cordoba. 40km

7.Cordoba - Villaharta. 40km

8.Villaharta - Alvarecejos. 39km

9.Alvarecejos - Hinojosa del Duque. 25km

10.Hinojose del Duque - Monterrubio. 33km

11.Monterrobio - Camapanario. 39 km

12.Campanario - Medellin. 36km

13.Medellin - Merida. 45km
 

futurefjp

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Camino(s) past & future
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#8
Thanks everyone. I had to find a flight back. So I've a couple of weeks only. As far as I get is all I can do?
 

futurefjp

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Camino(s) past & future
started in 2013 ... the plot thickens. Next walk part of the Jakobsweg from Nuremberg towards ...
#9
In April, this year I went from Malaga to Salamanca. It took me 13 days to come to Merida. I know I'm not a normal pilgrim. I like long distances and maybe I'm a bit restless also. I just want to go ahead. I really loved this camino, and I found out, walking alone in a beautiful landscape, sometimes very desolate and not so many people, is my way of walking. Mind blowing. This is more the camino spirit, I think. Could never do the CF again. I met 7 other pilgrims on my way to Merida. One, I stayed together with twice and a couple, also twice. The rest I met shortly on the Way. I know we are not alike, but if you might like a challenge, go for it, see how far you can get, otherwise take the bus. You look fit. I am a 50 years old"normal" woman. If I can, you can too.

Good luck and buen Camino, what ever you do, I am so envious. B


1.Malaga - Almogia. 23 km.

2.Almogia - Antequera. 34 km

3.Antequera - Cuevas Bajas. 35km

4.Cuevas Bajas-Cabra. 39km

5.Cabra - Castro del Rio. 46km

6.Castro del Rio - Cordoba. 40km

7.Cordoba - Villaharta. 40km

8.Villaharta - Alvarecejos. 39km

9.Alvarecejos - Hinojosa del Duque. 25km

10.Hinojose del Duque - Monterrubio. 33km

11.Monterrobio - Camapanario. 39 km

12.Campanario - Medellin. 36km

13.Medellin - Merida. 45km
Do you have a list of Albergues/Hostals etc?
 

futurefjp

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#11
Collected Credencial. Tomorrow I'm off. Looks like only Cordoba this Camino?
 

futurefjp

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#12
Day one was tough with little sleep... Damn those city centre Hostels/Hostals.
 

bval

New Member
#13
I actually think that the first day was the toughest. You have walked quickly. Have seen you on Instagram. Enjoy it , I'm so envious. Buen Camino. B
 

futurefjp

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#14
I actually think that the first day was the toughest. You have walked quickly. Have seen you on Instagram. Enjoy it , I'm so envious. Buen Camino. B
Beginning to get lonely. Only three days on the route. I can walk forever. But I'm feeling disconnected. The last couple of Albergues have felt so basic ... No sitting area or cooking facilities. And Villanueva de la Concepción was so noisy ... I hardly slept. It made today tough for all the beauty. Almost stayed in a Hotel... But my budget won't hold out if I take that option. Day four tomorrow.
 

futurefjp

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Camino(s) past & future
started in 2013 ... the plot thickens. Next walk part of the Jakobsweg from Nuremberg towards ...
#15
I actually think that the first day was the toughest. You have walked quickly. Have seen you on Instagram. Enjoy it , I'm so envious. Buen Camino. B
It rained very heavily on Saturday morning and then on the path later it was so muddy - I was carrying two kilos on each foot slogging up to Villanueva de la Concepción. I don't normally stop but I just had to eat a tin of Littoral Lentils...
 

futurefjp

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Camino(s) past & future
started in 2013 ... the plot thickens. Next walk part of the Jakobsweg from Nuremberg towards ...
#17
In France I've often had to resort to staying with Priests in areas where there are no auberge etc, but I've never asked a priest in Spain if I can stay with him? I found it less lonely being able to speak to anyone at the end of the walk ... Is it proper, when there are Albergue Municipal available to ask a Priest?
 

futurefjp

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Camino(s) past & future
started in 2013 ... the plot thickens. Next walk part of the Jakobsweg from Nuremberg towards ...
#18
In April, this year I went from Malaga to Salamanca. It took me 13 days to come to Merida. I know I'm not a normal pilgrim. I like long distances and maybe I'm a bit restless also. I just want to go ahead. I really loved this camino, and I found out, walking alone in a beautiful landscape, sometimes very desolate and not so many people, is my way of walking. Mind blowing. This is more the camino spirit, I think. Could never do the CF again. I met 7 other pilgrims on my way to Merida. One, I stayed together with twice and a couple, also twice. The rest I met shortly on the Way. I know we are not alike, but if you might like a challenge, go for it, see how far you can get, otherwise take the bus. You look fit. I am a 50 years old"normal" woman. If I can, you can too.

Good luck and buen Camino, what ever you do, I am so envious. B


1.Malaga - Almogia. 23 km.

2.Almogia - Antequera. 34 km

3.Antequera - Cuevas Bajas. 35km

4.Cuevas Bajas-Cabra. 39km

5.Cabra - Castro del Rio. 46km

6.Castro del Rio - Cordoba. 40km

7.Cordoba - Villaharta. 40km

8.Villaharta - Alvarecejos. 39km

9.Alvarecejos - Hinojosa del Duque. 25km

10.Hinojose del Duque - Monterrubio. 33km

11.Monterrobio - Camapanario. 39 km

12.Campanario - Medellin. 36km

13.Medellin - Merida. 45km
Did 35kms today. Last leg from Villanueva was all up then all down. Is 39kms a bit much for tomorrow? My plan is Lucena 26.5kms ... Doesn't sound far enough really.

Different sort of day today. Walking was excellent. And Lunch in Villanueva de Algaidas was excellent. Funny reception in Cuevas Bajas ... Where do I get a credencial ...
 

futurefjp

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Camino(s) past & future
started in 2013 ... the plot thickens. Next walk part of the Jakobsweg from Nuremberg towards ...
#19
In April, this year I went from Malaga to Salamanca. It took me 13 days to come to Merida. I know I'm not a normal pilgrim. I like long distances and maybe I'm a bit restless also. I just want to go ahead. I really loved this camino, and I found out, walking alone in a beautiful landscape, sometimes very desolate and not so many people, is my way of walking. Mind blowing. This is more the camino spirit, I think. Could never do the CF again. I met 7 other pilgrims on my way to Merida. One, I stayed together with twice and a couple, also twice. The rest I met shortly on the Way. I know we are not alike, but if you might like a challenge, go for it, see how far you can get, otherwise take the bus. You look fit. I am a 50 years old"normal" woman. If I can, you can too.

Good luck and buen Camino, what ever you do, I am so envious. B


1.Malaga - Almogia. 23 km.

2.Almogia - Antequera. 34 km

3.Antequera - Cuevas Bajas. 35km

4.Cuevas Bajas-Cabra. 39km

5.Cabra - Castro del Rio. 46km

6.Castro del Rio - Cordoba. 40km

7.Cordoba - Villaharta. 40km

8.Villaharta - Alvarecejos. 39km

9.Alvarecejos - Hinojosa del Duque. 25km

10.Hinojose del Duque - Monterrubio. 33km

11.Monterrobio - Camapanario. 39 km

12.Campanario - Medellin. 36km

13.Medellin - Merida. 45km
Day seven I'm in Castro del Río.
 

futurefjp

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
started in 2013 ... the plot thickens. Next walk part of the Jakobsweg from Nuremberg towards ...
#20
In April, this year I went from Malaga to Salamanca. It took me 13 days to come to Merida. I know I'm not a normal pilgrim. I like long distances and maybe I'm a bit restless also. I just want to go ahead. I really loved this camino, and I found out, walking alone in a beautiful landscape, sometimes very desolate and not so many people, is my way of walking. Mind blowing. This is more the camino spirit, I think. Could never do the CF again. I met 7 other pilgrims on my way to Merida. One, I stayed together with twice and a couple, also twice. The rest I met shortly on the Way. I know we are not alike, but if you might like a challenge, go for it, see how far you can get, otherwise take the bus. You look fit. I am a 50 years old"normal" woman. If I can, you can too.

Good luck and buen Camino, what ever you do, I am so envious. B


1.Malaga - Almogia. 23 km.

2.Almogia - Antequera. 34 km

3.Antequera - Cuevas Bajas. 35km

4.Cuevas Bajas-Cabra. 39km

5.Cabra - Castro del Rio. 46km

6.Castro del Rio - Cordoba. 40km

7.Cordoba - Villaharta. 40km

8.Villaharta - Alvarecejos. 39km

9.Alvarecejos - Hinojosa del Duque. 25km

10.Hinojose del Duque - Monterrubio. 33km

11.Monterrobio - Camapanario. 39 km

12.Campanario - Medellin. 36km

13.Medellin - Merida. 45km
I had a day off yesterday (Saturday), but carried on today and think I may reach Alcaracejos on Tuesday. I intend to set off back to Málaga Wednesday morning. Córdoba is just too grand to miss out. And there are buses regularly from there to Málaga.
 

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