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COVID Cancel upcoming trip

mike mcbroom

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Camino(s) past & future
Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
With heavy heart I am canceling our Camino for this summer.
I really was.looking forward to showing my new life mate the Francis and Portuguese.

But will keep our ears and eyes open and if things clear up. We will.go
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Much as I admire your optimism the US now has more cases of COVID-19 than China (94,000); Spain has 64,000 cases and has suffered 5,000 deaths and Italy has just recorded 919 deaths in a single day - I don't think you can count on travel across the Atlantic to have normalised in 3 or 4 months.
Be safe, be healthy and plan to come over in the distant future.
The Camino is wonderful but not, I think, worth dying for.
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
With heavy heart I am canceling our Camino for this summer.
I really was.looking forward to showing my new life mate the Francis and Portuguese.

But will keep our ears and eyes open and if things clear up. We will.go
It is a disappointment but you know it will be there and we will all stay healthy and have many opportunities to walk in the future!
 

lthrnck55

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept/Oct 2014

Camino Frances via Lourdes Sept/Oct/Nov 2020 ( Hopefully )
With heavy heart I am canceling our Camino for this summer.
I really was.looking forward to showing my new life mate the Francis and Portuguese.

But will keep our ears and eyes open and if things clear up. We will.go
Good luck. I am hoping for a beginning in either Sept or Oct or even as late as Nov. Some are saying even that is doubtful.
 

mike mcbroom

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
I have communicated with some folks in Spain. They indicate that the albergues will reopen June 1. With in mind, we are now looking at an August Start date. BTW, getting money back from the airlines Aerlingus has prooven fruitless. On a good note Air B&B refunded our accomodatikns in Dublun and Paris on the same day requested.
 

Barbara

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte (twice)and Primitivo, Sureste, In France From home Tours and Vézelay, also Le Puy.
I think it's a différent situation depending on where you are right now. I don't need to book a flight, and I'm very happy to camp. I think I've spent more nights in my tent than in a dormitory anyway. Coming from another continent is a whole other story. I can cycle down the drive, wander down the Tours route and either jump on a train home or ride back a different way. Then do the Spanish part later if the internal border is closed. As my crystal ball is away for re-chroming right now I'll just wait and see what happens. In the meantime I'm buying a new tent and contemplating a new sleeping bag. Though I have yet to find one that I want and that doesn't require me to sell my family into slavery.
Those who need to plan months in advance have my sympathy. I'm currently hosting a couple from the UK (in the friends house next to ours) who were spending a year house sitting in various parts of Europe. They got to the Spanish border just as it closed, and are now waiting until things open up again, as they have commitments to do other house sits. Maybe not, as the people they are committed to might be blocked as well. As their van carries pretty much all their belongings and their two dogs they are pretty much stuck.
I think maybe the lesson here is not to go any place you aren't prepared to stay if the situation changes.
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
I think it's a différent situation depending on where you are right now. I don't need to book a flight, and I'm very happy to camp. I think I've spent more nights in my tent than in a dormitory anyway. Coming from another continent is a whole other story. I can cycle down the drive, wander down the Tours route and either jump on a train home or ride back a different way. Then do the Spanish part later if the internal border is closed. As my crystal ball is away for re-chroming right now I'll just wait and see what happens. In the meantime I'm buying a new tent and contemplating a new sleeping bag. Though I have yet to find one that I want and that doesn't require me to sell my family into slavery.
Those who need to plan months in advance have my sympathy. I'm currently hosting a couple from the UK (in the friends house next to ours) who were spending a year house sitting in various parts of Europe. They got to the Spanish border just as it closed, and are now waiting until things open up again, as they have commitments to do other house sits. Maybe not, as the people they are committed to might be blocked as well. As their van carries pretty much all their belongings and their two dogs they are pretty much stuck.
I think maybe the lesson here is not to go any place you aren't prepared to stay if the situation changes.
Alert me when your crystal ball is up and running.

I have many questions.
 

lthrnck55

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept/Oct 2014

Camino Frances via Lourdes Sept/Oct/Nov 2020 ( Hopefully )
I have communicated with some folks in Spain. They indicate that the albergues will reopen June 1. With in mind, we are now looking at an August Start date. BTW, getting money back from the airlines Aerlingus has prooven fruitless. On a good note Air B&B refunded our accomodatikns in Dublun and Paris on the same day requested.
Thank You! I have not made plane reservations yet. The accommodations I have reserved are through booking.com and can be cancelled if need be. I hope you are right about the re-opening. If so, an October beginning would be great.
 

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