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Canadians going from Porto to Santiago 23 April 2017.

Discussion in 'North America' started by JP, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. JP

    JP Active Member

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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Camino Frances 2014 - Camino Portuguese 2016 (Coimbra to Albergaria-A-Velha) - Camino Portuguese 2017 (Porto to Santiago)
    DSC04532.JPG We are hoping to return to the Camino Portugese, had to give up because of injuries last April 2016 after walking from to Coimbra to Albergaria a Velha. We are going to continue from Porto/Matasinshos following the Coastal route and heading back the Central route from Villa Conde. But we got to drown our sorrows with port wine before heading home last year!
     
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  2. Mike Savage

    Mike Savage mike-savage.com

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    Camino Inglés
    Muxia/Finisterre
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    Português Central 2017
    Camino Sanabrés 2017
    Camino Inglés 2017
    Bom caminho JP!
     
  3. miguel_gp

    miguel_gp Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Maybe a celebration with a glass of port (and anything else that takes your fancy) on arrival in Santiago would be fitting.
    Buen Camino both.
     
  4. scruffy1

    scruffy1 Veteran Member

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    After drowning your sorrows in Port you will be sorely tempted along the boardwalk which is the Coastal Route by small village eateries grilling f-r-e-s-h sardines over charcoal. Under any circumstance, Do Not Resist!
    Once there and if you remember, this ex-sailor wishes you to give my regards to Saint Telmo by the bridge just before O Porriño, and yes once there take the alternate route around the town down by the river.
     
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  5. CanuckPaul

    CanuckPaul New Member

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    Camino Frances(2014),Camino Portugues Lisbon,Porto,Santiago(2016),Camino Jacobean(2016)Camino de la Costa(2017)
    We May bump into each other, we are four Canadians walking from Porto to Santiago, along the Douro to Matosinhos then the coastal to Vigo on to Redondela,Santiago and Fisterra. We plan to leave Porto on Wednesday April 26th.
     
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  6. JP

    JP Active Member

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    Quite possible we meet, since we are slow walkers! From our failed attempt last year we found that very few pilgrims walk that time of year so we will be easy to spot. In three days last year we saw less than 10 people, including the ones we met in the Albergues, compared to the hundreds we met on the Camino Frances in April/May 2014.
     
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  7. STEPHEN FIELDING

    STEPHEN FIELDING New Member

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    Frances April 2016, planing the Portugues for 2017.
    Hope to see you all on route as well, leaving Porto Monday 24th April, if it is as quiet as you say then "sore thumbs sticking out" comes to mind....
    Buen camino
     
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    SEB Active Member Donating Member

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    Hi Stephen Fielding, you will be starting your walk almost a year on from when I walked from Porto to SDC. If you want company, you will find it on this route at that time. I met lots of people, many of whom I am still in contact with. Do stay at Casa Fernanda - see other threads on this topic - where you will meet many people and share a meal together, and, as you will be walking on May 1st try to take the time to enjoy the wonderful festivities. On that day in Portugal all doors (even some car windscreens) are adorned with branches of broom and spring flowers. The parades and music in Tui on that day were wonderful. Bom Caminho!
     
  9. STEPHEN FIELDING

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    Frances April 2016, planing the Portugues for 2017.
    Thanks for the advice, was in Leon last year on a rest day on May 1st and that was a special day, so Tui this year sounds like a plan.
    Meet up last year on the frances with 4 people who will now be life long friends, planning a reunion in 2018 for the camino norte, so hope to do the same this year.
     

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