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JaxFrank said:...Where you hassled by anyone when you slept in those places?...
lovingkindness said:Greetings, Frank. In July 2011 as part of a longer journey I hiked from Irun to San Vincente de la Barquera before heading inland across Los Picos de Europe. The weather was changeable. For 19 days it rained. I set up camp only once. Thunder clouds rolled in and I sprinted for cover sleeping the night in a lavadero. The rest of the Way to San Vincente I slept on church porches, in albergues and occassionally a pensiones. The ground was too damp for camping even on fine days.
Hi Sienna Moon!Sienna Moon said:John, did you just free camp or use camping sites
Did anyone feel unsafe at anytime along the way camping? I'm just a little worried I would wake up and my backpack would be gone; (I can sleep through an earthquake)
I read about you on the forum. If yer still on, would you share your experience of camping on the Primativo?I'll be camping the Norte and Primitivo in Oct/Nov... Always nice to read of others doing the same! Nice... Enjoy your trips, I'm looking forward to mine
Realizing this is an old thread, but others have pushed it to the top so thought I'd add my recent Norte trip.Good afternoon,
Has anyone recently camped along the Camino del Norte?
Thanks for your help.
I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet to have read your wonderful adventure...last night I teared up over some of it.Hello SkyWalker, My camino began in Norway. I wild camped from Trondheim to just beyond Oslo then it became too cold. When I first set off I carried an ultralight MSR tent (1 kilo) plus 1.4 kilo winter sleeping bag, silk cacoon, emergency blanket (aluminium) & orange emergency bag, merino base layers & fleecy plus much else. It all became too heavy for me to carry so In Larvik I gave the camping gear to someone who'd guided me through the forrests.
In France I found I wasn't coping in the albergues so I improvised. My 'tent' consisted of a mosquito net, 4 tent pegs, a handfull of sewing pins plus two black plastic rubbish bags, sides slit. This functioned well in sunny France but was useless in the rain. In Spain along el Norte, in Los Picos and after Oviedo I wrapped myself up in the mosquito net and plastic bags and slept in absolutely everything I owned. My Camino took a while. You can read about it here if you like (Pages 5-8 are in Spain, I think).
Hi all! Old thread I know, but if anyone has had experience camping along the primitivo I'd love to hear about it! And also I've heard of people sleeping on the grounds of albergues, do you pay anything for this? Do you get to use any of the albergues facilities for this? Thank you so much in advance!