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Camino Primitivo May-June 2015 blog

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Piccata

Pedestrian, at best
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Fall, 2012), Primitivo (Fall, 2015), Via de la Plata (Spring, 2016)
Thanks JohnMcM!
 

angulero

Active Member
¡Hola John!.

Bonitas fotos. Lo estuve leyendo un poco y hago un apunte por si lo quieres corregir. El museo que visitaste en Grandas, es el Museo Etnográfico de Grandas de Salime y, aunque las tradiciones son parecidas, lo que allí ves son las antiguas costumbres y forma de vida del occidente de Asturias, no de Galicia.

Hi John !.

Nice photos. I was reading a little and make a note in case you want to correct. The museum is to see in Grandas is the Museo Etnográfico de Grandas de Salime and although traditions are similar, what you see there are ancient customs and lifestyle of western Asturias and not of Galicia.


http://www.museodegrandas.com/
 

Juanma

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2015 and 2016)
Hi there John!, nice work on your blog, with your personal experience! It sure will be useful for other pilgrims doing the Primitivo!

I have a couple of questions...: one is that you said that, on your day from Lugo to Ponte Ferreira, you first took a detour towards Bahamonde for like 5km and then decided to get back to the original way, and that you would later regret that decision...: can you explain why you regreted it?

Also, because of the comments and photos posted about my albergue, Ponte Ferreira, it would seem to me that you didn't especially like it, ...am I right or wrong? What do you mean by "At cost of 24 euros for bed, dinner and breakfast I had the pleasure of doing my laundry in a stream that ran through the grounds of the Albergue..."?

Thank you, and best wishes,
 
Camino(s) past & future
Lourdes, Aragonese May-June 2018 incomplete
I loved the albergue at Ponte Ferreira. I enjoyed sitting outside having lunch hearing the stream, and then washing my clothes in the stream. The meal was wonderful plus the bar service after, with the liqueur.
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
¡Hola John!.

Bonitas fotos. Lo estuve leyendo un poco y hago un apunte por si lo quieres corregir. El museo que visitaste en Grandas, es el Museo Etnográfico de Grandas de Salime y, aunque las tradiciones son parecidas, lo que allí ves son las antiguas costumbres y forma de vida del occidente de Asturias, no de Galicia.

Hi John !.

Nice photos. I was reading a little and make a note in case you want to correct. The museum is to see in Grandas is the Museo Etnográfico de Grandas de Salime and although traditions are similar, what you see there are ancient customs and lifestyle of western Asturias and not of Galicia.


http://www.museodegrandas.com/
Thanks Angulero.
Burn Camino
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
Hi there John!, nice work on your blog, with your personal experience! It sure will be useful for other pilgrims doing the Primitivo!

I have a couple of questions...: one is that you said that, on your day from Lugo to Ponte Ferreira, you first took a detour towards Bahamonde for like 5km and then decided to get back to the original way, and that you would later regret that decision...: can you explain why you regreted it?

Also, because of the comments and photos posted about my albergue, Ponte Ferreira, it would seem to me that you didn't especially like it, ...am I right or wrong? What do you mean by "At cost of 24 euros for bed, dinner and breakfast I had the pleasure of doing my laundry in a stream that ran through the grounds of the Albergue..."?

Thank you, and best wishes,
Hello Juanma,
I regretted the detour decision because it added another 10 kilometers or so to my days' walking:(

As for your Albergue, I really enjoyed my stay with you. I was made to feel welcome, had a comfortable bed in clean, modern surroundings and ate well that evening. My comment about doing my laundry in the stream was not meant as a criticism of any kind. I was simply trying to give people a feel for the Camino as a whole. I accept I could have been a little more clear in the way I wrote that section of my blog. Please accept my apologies if I have caused you any undue worry or concern.:eek: I'll change the wording of that part.

EVERYONE ELSE WHO READS THIS POST.............. For clarification,,,,,, Albergue Ponte Ferreira is a good Albergue.

Buen Camino
 

Terry R

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte & Primitivo ( May/June 2017) Camino Portugues (April 2018)
What an enjoyable read. Thank you so very much for sharing. I am leaving for my first Camino on May 24th, and was debating the whole time, should I just do del Norte, or Primitivo. Well sir, you now have convinced me that I HAVE to do the Primitivo. But in Lugo I will detour through the Camino Verde, to Sobrado dos Monxes. Have a greaat one, and once again, thanx.
 
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Anemone del Camino

Guest
What an enjoyable read. Thank you so very much for sharing. I am leaving for my first Camino on May 24th, and was debating the whole time, should I just do del Norte, or Primitivo. Well sir, you now have convinced me that I HAVE to do the Primitivo. But in Lugo I will detour through the Camino Verde, to Sobrado dos Monxes. Have a greaat one, and once again, thanx.
If you have the time, start with the Norte, then join the Primitivo and end with your variante. Perfect Camino to me.
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
What an enjoyable read. Thank you so very much for sharing. I am leaving for my first Camino on May 24th, and was debating the whole time, should I just do del Norte, or Primitivo. Well sir, you now have convinced me that I HAVE to do the Primitivo. But in Lugo I will detour through the Camino Verde, to Sobrado dos Monxes. Have a greaat one, and once again, thanx.
Glad to be of help.
Buen Camino
 

Terry R

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte & Primitivo ( May/June 2017) Camino Portugues (April 2018)
If you have the time, start with the Norte, then join the Primitivo and end with your variante. Perfect Camino to me.
I actually plan on starting in Santander, Looks like brilliant minds think alike :)
 
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Anemone del Camino

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I actually plan on starting in Santander, Looks like brilliant minds think alike :)
Even more brilliant is you bus from Santander to Santillana and start there as the stretch from Santander to Santillana is quite ordinary. :rolleyes:
 

timr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
What an enjoyable read. Thank you so very much for sharing. I am leaving for my first Camino on May 24th, and was debating the whole time, should I just do del Norte, or Primitivo. Well sir, you now have convinced me that I HAVE to do the Primitivo. But in Lugo I will detour through the Camino Verde, to Sobrado dos Monxes. Have a greaat one, and once again, thanx.
Last year I did Oviedo-Lugo-Sobrado-SdC and definitely my favourite camino experience (so far). I would do it again this year at the drop of a hat but haven't found the necessary time slot yet. Maybe October-November. I also walked Norte starting in Santander previous year and highly recommend that too. I am jealous.....:D
 

Terry R

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte & Primitivo ( May/June 2017) Camino Portugues (April 2018)
Last year I did Oviedo-Lugo-Sobrado-SdC and definitely my favourite camino experience (so far). I would do it again this year at the drop of a hat but haven't found the necessary time slot yet. Maybe October-November. I also walked Norte starting in Santander previous year and highly recommend that too. I am jealous.....:D
Looks like I got lucky, and chose a good route for my first camino. I am really excited, only 2 months to go. Did you find it hard to follow the the Trail between Lugo and Sobrado? I have read from other People that they ended up getting a bit lost. By the way, just drop everything and join me if you would like :) Enjoy the day.
 

Terry R

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte & Primitivo ( May/June 2017) Camino Portugues (April 2018)
Even more brilliant is you bus from Santander to Santillana and start there as the stretch from Santander to Santillana is quite ordinary. :rolleyes:
Thanks for the tip, I just might do that. I am looking Forward to see the Paleolithic cave paintings in Santillana anyways :)
 

timr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
Looks like I got lucky, and chose a good route for my first camino. I am really excited, only 2 months to go. Did you find it hard to follow the the Trail between Lugo and Sobrado? I have read from other People that they ended up getting a bit lost. By the way, just drop everything and join me if you would like :) Enjoy the day.
No it is not too difficult. I think it is fair to say that not everyone will end up following exactly the same path! But look through this and you won't go too far wrong.
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
Thank you JohnMcM, thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. it gave me a good idea as to what to expect on the Primitivo in June/July 2018.
Glad to be of help Pam.
Buen Camino
 

Stripey Socks

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances '13, Via de la Plata '14, Portuguese '16, Via Francigena - Italy '18, Madrid Combo'20
Hello @JohnMcM. I have just discovered this thread and, as I will walking the Primitivo in May/June next year, I thought I would ask you about the temperatures. I know there seems to be nothing normal about our weather patterns anymore, but did you carry (and need) a sleeping bag? Many thanks, Mel
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
Hello @JohnMcM. I have just discovered this thread and, as I will walking the Primitivo in May/June next year, I thought I would ask you about the temperatures. I know there seems to be nothing normal about our weather patterns anymore, but did you carry (and need) a sleeping bag? Many thanks, Mel
Hello Stripey Socks,
As far as I can recall the weather was variable but not 'very wet'.

The mornings were a little misty and chilly at times, probably due to the elevation. Yes, I had a lightweight sleeping bag.

I can't recall getting my waterproofs on, and none of my photos have me wearing them. Maybe I just got lucky?

Go prepared would be my advice.

Buen (lovely Primitivo) camino
 

Stripey Socks

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances '13, Via de la Plata '14, Portuguese '16, Via Francigena - Italy '18, Madrid Combo'20
Hello Stripey Socks,
As far as I can recall the weather was variable but not 'very wet'.

The mornings were a little misty and chilly at times, probably due to the elevation. Yes, I had a lightweight sleeping bag.

I can't recall getting my waterproofs on, and none of my photos have me wearing them. Maybe I just got lucky?

Go prepared would be my advice.

Buen (lovely Primitivo) camino
Many thanks. Mel
 

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