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Challenge Completed, summertime on the inglés

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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
Hello all,
So at the end of my thread about 5 days on the inglés @Rick of Rick and Peg wrote this:
'Until I read the second part of the above I was going to suggest that you do the camino in a new way, alphabetically by start point of each stage'
I took that as a chalange and started planning. The first challenge was figuring out the stages we wanted to do, in order to go in alphabetical order we needed to plan in advance, we also needed to agree on the name of the various places we could start, we quickly ruled in favor of La Coruña instead of A Coruña as neither off us wanted to walk from home yet. We needed a referee and that would be Elle (she didn't know) we used her stages and the names she gave each place on her web site, our two changes were to cut two of the stages in half so that gave us 12 stages. The other addition was to walk with our bichon frise Khione. Vamos!!
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Day 1 Betanzos to Presedo 7/20 13km
This probably, now that we have walked them all feels the longest, we tried the 'old' way for the first time and I definitely recommend it. You can read more on my other thread.

Day 2 Ferrol to Neda 7/24 13.5km
It was a nice day, I like the walk out of Ferrol, nice and flat for the most of the time. No changes from the last time.
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Day 3 Hospital de Bruma to Poulo 7/25 12km
This is probably the easiest stage in the inglés, only complicated this time by rain, nothing like a wet dog. This was a stage we created since we had already walked from Betanzos when we decided to bring Khione on all our walks. We couldn't walk to A Calle that would have been out of order!!

Day 4 La Coruña to O Burgo 7/29 9.5km
I must admit the lapse in time is due to the fact that neither my son nor I wanted to walk this stage, it is all city walking with plenty of up to walk. I decided to ditch my poles since we would be walking by people the whole time, I now know that poles make a difference for me, I won't leave them behind again. O Burgo was in the midst of their 'fiestas' so we enjoyed some chocolate coated churros on arrival, that helped mitigate all the city walking.

Day 5 Miño to Betanzos 8/11 11km
This is one of our favorite stages, it was nice to walk it without walking first from Pontedeume or continuing past Betanzos. The square was in the midst of market day, I found it later from a friend that Betanzos has market day on the 1st of every month, though I imagine not January 1st.

Day 6 Neda to Pontedeume 8/3 14.5km
We saw a lot of pilgrims today, this stage always surprises me with the hills, I still don't expect them, it was a nice day to walk though, I'm really learning to enjoy the idea of shorter stages.

Day 7 O Burgo to Sergude 8/5 9km
This stage we haven't walked in almost a year and it was a nice walk. No changes that we could tell including the uphill walking.

Day 8 Pontedeume to Miño 8/6 10.5km
This is our favorite stage from Ferrol, yep you have to climb up and out of Pontedeume but don't forget to look back and the view as you are walking it is amazing. The day was even better because we met our first forum members @Becky59 and @Geodoc, even nicer we are all from the west coast so we had plenty to talk about. Like she wrote on her thread we really did start to see an increace in pilgrims, many more than in July.

Day 9 Poulo to Sigueiro 8/7 12.5km
I was pleasantly surprised that my youngest daughter decided to join us today which meant we were 3 with 2 dogs. We knew this would be an 'easy' day as we have walked it many times but we were surprised by plenty of rain we wouldn't have taken Kira had we known the rain would show up two hours earlier than forecasted, the best laid plans......two wet dogs.......
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Day 10 Presedo to Hospital de Bruma 8/9 12.5km
Third times a charm, we like this stage, yes it is up up up but still a nice walk. This is the first time I have witnessed a 'bed race', as we were entering Bruma a group of women started running to get to the albergue, I wish they had known we didn't need a bed....

Day 11 Segude to Bar Avelina 8/10 12km
This by far is the hardest stage especially if you start in Coruña, but it is also beautiful. I like to climb and today we had a sunny but pretty cool morning for summertime and the views were so nice, in June we walked this stage with overcast almost foggy skies. We didn't get the view back to Coruña, the corn stalks just planted when we walked in June were over 2 meters high now. If you have time walk this stage, I recommend it highly.

Day 12 Sigueiro to Santiago 8/11 18km
I was so happy that alphabetically walking to Santiago was our last stage. Once again my daughter joined us this time choosing poles over pooch. This is another nice stage just a little slogish walking through the industrial district into Santiago. The biggest surprise was running into @Becky59 sitting in the forrest. We walked together for awhile, it was nice for me to have a nice conversation in English!! I must say getting to the cathedral felt like an accomplishment even though we walked in a different way, and Khione earned her honorary compostela having walked all 12 stages with us.
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So that's it...our summer on the camino inglés, how lucky we are to live here. All told we walked 20 stages June - August, 21 if you count the day we walked from Pontedeume to Perbes(Miño) along the coast, it was enough to scratch that itch that the camino gives us, at least for awhile.
Back to work tomorrow, and for those walking the inglés in the next couple weeks, my orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, will be playing the 17th in plaza Maria Pita in coruña, and in the plaza in Betanzos on the 22nd. Maybe I will see you there!!!!

Buen Camino
MaryEllen
 

frontiers

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2010)
Portugués (2016)
Inglés (2019)
Hello all,
So at the end of my thread about 5 days on the inglés @Rick of Rick and Peg wrote this:
'Until I read the second part of the above I was going to suggest that you do the camino in a new way, alphabetically by start point of each stage'
I took that as a chalange and started planning. The first challenge was figuring out the stages we wanted to do, in order to go in alphabetical order we needed to plan in advance, we also needed to agree on the name of the various places we could start, we quickly ruled in favor of La Coruña instead of A Coruña as neither off us wanted to walk from home yet. We needed a referee and that would be Elle (she didn't know) we used her stages and the names she gave each place on her web site, our two changes were to cut two of the stages in half so that gave us 12 stages. The other addition was to walk with our bichon frise Khione. Vamos!!
View attachment 62774

Day 1 Betanzos to Presedo 7/20 13km
This probably, now that we have walked them all feels the longest, we tried the 'old' way for the first time and I definitely recommend it. You can read more on my other thread.

Day 2 Ferrol to Neda 7/24 13.5km
It was a nice day, I like the walk out of Ferrol, nice and flat for the most of the time. No changes from the last time.
View attachment 62780

Day 3 Hospital de Bruma to Poulo 7/25 12km
This is probably the easiest stage in the inglés, only complicated this time by rain, nothing like a wet dog. This was a stage we created since we had already walked from Betanzos when we decided to bring Khione on all our walks. We couldn't walk to A Calle that would have been out of order!!

Day 4 La Coruña to O Burgo 7/29 9.5km
I must admit the lapse in time is due to the fact that neither my son nor I wanted to walk this stage, it is all city walking with plenty of up to walk. I decided to ditch my poles since we would be walking by people the whole time, I now know that poles make a difference for me, I won't leave them behind again. O Burgo was in the midst of their 'fiestas' so we enjoyed some chocolate coated churros on arrival, that helped mitigate all the city walking.

Day 5 Miño to Betanzos 8/11 11km
This is one of our favorite stages, it was nice to walk it without walking first from Pontedeume or continuing past Betanzos. The square was in the midst of market day, I found it later from a friend that Betanzos has market day on the 1st of every month, though I imagine not January 1st.

Day 6 Neda to Pontedeume 8/3 14.5km
We saw a lot of pilgrims today, this stage always surprises me with the hills, I still don't expect them, it was a nice day to walk though, I'm really learning to enjoy the idea of shorter stages.

Day 7 O Burgo to Sergude 8/5 9km
This stage we haven't walked in almost a year and it was a nice walk. No changes that we could tell including the uphill walking.

Day 8 Pontedeume to Miño 8/6 10.5km
This is our favorite stage from Ferrol, yep you have to climb up and out of Pontedeume but don't forget to look back and the view as you are walking it is amazing. The day was even better because we met our first forum members @Becky59 and @Geodoc, even nicer we are all from the west coast so we had plenty to talk about. Like she wrote on her thread we really did start to see an increace in pilgrims, many more than in July.

Day 9 Poulo to Sigueiro 8/7 12.5km
I was pleasantly surprised that my youngest daughter decided to join us today which meant we were 3 with 2 dogs. We knew this would be an 'easy' day as we have walked it many times but we were surprised by plenty of rain we wouldn't have taken Kira had we known the rain would show up two hours earlier than forecasted, the best laid plans......two wet dogs.......
View attachment 62778

Day 10 Presedo to Hospital de Bruma 8/9 12.5km
Third times a charm, we like this stage, yes it is up up up but still a nice walk. This is the first time I have witnessed a 'bed race', as we were entering Bruma a group of women started running to get to the albergue, I wish they had known we didn't need a bed....

Day 11 Segude to Bar Avelina 8/10 12km
This by far is the hardest stage especially if you start in Coruña, but it is also beautiful. I like to climb and today we had a sunny but pretty cool morning for summertime and the views were so nice, in June we walked this stage with overcast almost foggy skies. We didn't get the view back to Coruña, the corn stalks just planted when we walked in June were over 2 meters high now. If you have time walk this stage, I recommend it highly.

Day 12 Sigueiro to Santiago 8/11 18km
I was so happy that alphabetically walking to Santiago was our last stage. Once again my daughter joined us this time choosing poles over pooch. This is another nice stage just a little slogish walking through the industrial district into Santiago. The biggest surprise was running into @Becky59 sitting in the forrest. We walked together for awhile, it was nice for me to have a nice conversation in English!! I must say getting to the cathedral felt like an accomplishment even though we walked in a different way, and Khione earned her honorary compostela having walked all 12 stages with us.
View attachment 62779
So that's it...our summer on the camino inglés, how lucky we are to live here. All told we walked 20 stages June - August, 21 if you count the day we walked from Pontedeume to Perbes(Miño) along the coast, it was enough to scratch that itch that the camino gives us, at least for awhile.
Back to work tomorrow, and for those walking the inglés in the next couple weeks, my orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, will be playing the 17th in plaza Maria Pita in coruña, and in the plaza in Betanzos on the 22nd. Maybe I will see you there!!!!

Buen Camino
MaryEllen
Thanks for this nice post, and the previous recommendations regarding both Camino Invierno and this one. Just finished today in Santiago the Ferrol branch. Great experience!

I had to change plans and I won’t be walking the Fisterra way. Instead, I’ll be visiting a friend in Coruña on the 17th, which still leaves 2 days to walk the Coruña branch and I hope we can make it to the concert at Maria Pita 😊
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
Thanks for this nice post, and the previous recommendations regarding both Camino Invierno and this one. Just finished today in Santiago the Ferrol branch. Great experience!

I had to change plans and I won’t be walking the Fisterra way. Instead, I’ll be visiting a friend in Coruña on the 17th, which still leaves 2 days to walk the Coruña branch and I hope we can make it to the concert at Maria Pita 😊
Hi,
I'm glad you had a good time on the inglés, if you can walk the inglés you can walk the invierno, I hope you get to it some day.Good luck walking the Coruña branch, it really is nice, and my son and I still compare every climb we do to 'Bruma' from coruña.
Concert is at 830pm, dress rehearsal 1130am on Saturday and a rehearsal Friday night at 7pm all in plaza Maria Pita, so if you are walking by you will hear some music.
Buen Camino
MaryEllen
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés, '14 '17 Finisterre, '14 '17 '18 Primitivo, '15 '18 Portuguese, '17, '18 San Salvador, '18
You are TOO hilarious! Walking alphabetical. How cool is that? Sounds like a productive summer! And how lucky you are that you could have both kids with you AND two wet dogs!
Wish I could be at Maria Pita or Betanzos to hear your orchestra. That would be amazing!
Any comments about the "Desvio" signs on the way out of the city of La Coruña? May I have your GPS tracks if you have them?? Would love to compare mine with yours, once again. Thank-you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
You are TOO hilarious! Walking alphabetical. How cool is that? Sounds like a productive summer! And how lucky you are that you could have both kids with you AND two wet dogs!
Wish I could be at Maria Pita or Betanzos to hear your orchestra. That would be amazing!
Any comments about the "Desvio" signs on the way out of the city of La Coruña? May I have your GPS tracks if you have them?? Would love to compare mine with yours, once again. Thank-you!
Hi Elle,
I just emailed the links enjoy!! I'm glad we had the alphabet challenge, it gave us a goal. My husband was getting a little tired of diving so I knew we couldn't increace the distance he needed to drive to and fro which ruled out everything but the inglés. It was a way of walking the same thing but doing it a different way. I really enjoyed the short walks, when we go away it seems we are walking no less than 25km a day and often more. Next up for us is a family trip to Portugal, I'm sure I will be following arrows a couple mornings, it's in the blood now!!
Buen Camino
MaryEllen
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés, '14 '17 Finisterre, '14 '17 '18 Primitivo, '15 '18 Portuguese, '17, '18 San Salvador, '18
Hi Elle,
I just emailed the links enjoy!! I'm glad we had the alphabet challenge, it gave us a goal. My husband was getting a little tired of diving so I knew we couldn't increace the distance he needed to drive to and fro which ruled out everything but the inglés. It was a way of walking the same thing but doing it a different way. I really enjoyed the short walks, when we go away it seems we are walking no less than 25km a day and often more. Next up for us is a family trip to Portugal, I'm sure I will be following arrows a couple mornings, it's in the blood now!!
Buen Camino
MaryEllen
Thank-you! Wherever you may go, there are yellow arrows in Portugal! You don't say where you are going, but if you are near any of the Camino routes, you should do a short stint. I also wish I could do shorter days and relish the experience. Easier on the old gal's legs! But, I have too many responsibilities at home yet. One day...
I have lots of info, also on several Portuguese routes, as you know, if you need them!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
Thanks,
We have walked from Porto, and from Lisbon.This trip is with my two older daughters as well and they don't walk.....their loss!!
My younger two and I want to walk from Porto to Villa do Conde, we love that stage our first ever on any camino......we will spend 5 nights so maybe we can walk some more, I'll have to book the dadcab.. We just decided to dip down to Lisbon for 2 nights so we are hoping to walk from there as well one morning. I know so many want to skip the city parts but we saw an amazing sunrise that first morning last year leaving Lisbon.....I think the first day of any camino gets burned on the brain, the days that follow often blend...
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Becky 59

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (May 2018)
Camino Ingles (Aug 2019)
@Betterisgood, you must be good luck for me because the morning after we walked together, we were among the first 10 in line at the Pilgrim Office the next morning, so got free lunch at the Parador and tickets to the Porto of Glory exhibition!! Quite a wonderful Camino for me, all in all!
Ultreia!
Becky
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
@Betterisgood, you must be good luck for me because the morning after we walked together, we were among the first 10 in line at the Pilgrim Office the next morning, so got free lunch at the Parador and tickets to the Porto of Glory exhibition!! Quite a wonderful Camino for me, all in all!
Ultreia!
Becky
Hi Becky,
How lucky!! I'm glad you had a good time. I really enjoyed our time together, I hope to meet you on the trail again!!
Buen Camino
MaryEllen
 

frontiers

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2010)
Portugués (2016)
Inglés (2019)
Concert is at 830pm, dress rehearsal 1130am on Saturday and a rehearsal Friday night at 7pm all in plaza Maria Pita, so if you are walking by you will hear some music.
Well, I managed to make it to the rehearsal since it is unlikely that I’ll be back on time in Coruña for tomorrow’s concert as I’ll be joining a celebration in Sergude.

I have really enjoyed it!! You have a wonderful programme for tomorrow, which happened to bring some memories back: Spartacus suite was the last piece I ever played in public as an amateur oboist.
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Furthermore, I just bumped into your son when walking towards Maria Pita 😳!! I didn’t tell him anything, just smiled. I have recognised him from one of the photos you posted.

Pretty special to be there. Happy I made it!
All the best for tomorrow!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
Well, I managed to make it to the rehearsal since it is unlikely that I’ll be back on time in Coruña for tomorrow’s concert as I’ll be joining a celebration in Sergude.

I have really enjoyed it!! You have a wonderful programme for tomorrow, which happened to bring some memories back: Spartacus suite was the last piece I ever played in public as an amateur oboist.
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Furthermore, I just bumped into your son when walking towards Maria Pita 😳!! I didn’t tell him anything, just smiled. I have recognised him from one of the photos you posted.

Pretty special to be there. Happy I made it!
All the best for tomorrow!!
Thanks for listening!! By the way both my husband and I play bassoon in the orchestra, go double reeds!! What a coincidence in programming...so funny you saw my son, he does stick out a little here.
Enjoy your celebration, there are fiestas going on all over the place, Sada, Betanzos...... Have a safe trip home and make sure to let us know when you walk the invierno.
Buen Camino,
MaryEllen
 

frontiers

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2010)
Portugués (2016)
Inglés (2019)
Have a safe trip home and make sure to let us know when you walk the invierno.
I shall! Invierno is surely on my horizon after reading the reports so generously shared in this forum about it! It is unlikely that I’ll be able to set aside the time needed to walk it next year. Nevertheless, I’ll try to walk it as soon as I can. It definitely is in my bucket!

In the mean time, having seen your experience with the Inglés, I am now intending to do something similar (not alphabetically sorted though) with Camí Sant Jaume throughout this autumn and next spring. I live in Barcelona and it just feels like the right moment to do it.

A few days ago, before your post and the realisation that I could do something similar,
I was curious about it and came across @peregrina2000 ‘s 2015 thread on her experience with it. It was really (really) touching to read those reports. Seeing through someone else’s eyes that beautiful land and feeling the deep appreciation of it, especially now, after all that has been going on over there in the last few years, was just amazing. Thanks for those accounts!
 
Camino(s) past & future
The English Way
Hello all,
So at the end of my thread about 5 days on the inglés @Rick of Rick and Peg wrote this:
'Until I read the second part of the above I was going to suggest that you do the camino in a new way, alphabetically by start point of each stage'
I took that as a chalange and started planning. The first challenge was figuring out the stages we wanted to do, in order to go in alphabetical order we needed to plan in advance, we also needed to agree on the name of the various places we could start, we quickly ruled in favor of La Coruña instead of A Coruña as neither off us wanted to walk from home yet. We needed a referee and that would be Elle (she didn't know) we used her stages and the names she gave each place on her web site, our two changes were to cut two of the stages in half so that gave us 12 stages. The other addition was to walk with our bichon frise Khione. Vamos!!
View attachment 62774

Day 1 Betanzos to Presedo 7/20 13km
This probably, now that we have walked them all feels the longest, we tried the 'old' way for the first time and I definitely recommend it. You can read more on my other thread.

Day 2 Ferrol to Neda 7/24 13.5km
It was a nice day, I like the walk out of Ferrol, nice and flat for the most of the time. No changes from the last time.
View attachment 62780

Day 3 Hospital de Bruma to Poulo 7/25 12km
This is probably the easiest stage in the inglés, only complicated this time by rain, nothing like a wet dog. This was a stage we created since we had already walked from Betanzos when we decided to bring Khione on all our walks. We couldn't walk to A Calle that would have been out of order!!

Day 4 La Coruña to O Burgo 7/29 9.5km
I must admit the lapse in time is due to the fact that neither my son nor I wanted to walk this stage, it is all city walking with plenty of up to walk. I decided to ditch my poles since we would be walking by people the whole time, I now know that poles make a difference for me, I won't leave them behind again. O Burgo was in the midst of their 'fiestas' so we enjoyed some chocolate coated churros on arrival, that helped mitigate all the city walking.

Day 5 Miño to Betanzos 8/11 11km
This is one of our favorite stages, it was nice to walk it without walking first from Pontedeume or continuing past Betanzos. The square was in the midst of market day, I found it later from a friend that Betanzos has market day on the 1st of every month, though I imagine not January 1st.

Day 6 Neda to Pontedeume 8/3 14.5km
We saw a lot of pilgrims today, this stage always surprises me with the hills, I still don't expect them, it was a nice day to walk though, I'm really learning to enjoy the idea of shorter stages.

Day 7 O Burgo to Sergude 8/5 9km
This stage we haven't walked in almost a year and it was a nice walk. No changes that we could tell including the uphill walking.

Day 8 Pontedeume to Miño 8/6 10.5km
This is our favorite stage from Ferrol, yep you have to climb up and out of Pontedeume but don't forget to look back and the view as you are walking it is amazing. The day was even better because we met our first forum members @Becky59 and @Geodoc, even nicer we are all from the west coast so we had plenty to talk about. Like she wrote on her thread we really did start to see an increace in pilgrims, many more than in July.

Day 9 Poulo to Sigueiro 8/7 12.5km
I was pleasantly surprised that my youngest daughter decided to join us today which meant we were 3 with 2 dogs. We knew this would be an 'easy' day as we have walked it many times but we were surprised by plenty of rain we wouldn't have taken Kira had we known the rain would show up two hours earlier than forecasted, the best laid plans......two wet dogs.......
View attachment 62778

Day 10 Presedo to Hospital de Bruma 8/9 12.5km
Third times a charm, we like this stage, yes it is up up up but still a nice walk. This is the first time I have witnessed a 'bed race', as we were entering Bruma a group of women started running to get to the albergue, I wish they had known we didn't need a bed....

Day 11 Segude to Bar Avelina 8/10 12km
This by far is the hardest stage especially if you start in Coruña, but it is also beautiful. I like to climb and today we had a sunny but pretty cool morning for summertime and the views were so nice, in June we walked this stage with overcast almost foggy skies. We didn't get the view back to Coruña, the corn stalks just planted when we walked in June were over 2 meters high now. If you have time walk this stage, I recommend it highly.

Day 12 Sigueiro to Santiago 8/11 18km
I was so happy that alphabetically walking to Santiago was our last stage. Once again my daughter joined us this time choosing poles over pooch. This is another nice stage just a little slogish walking through the industrial district into Santiago. The biggest surprise was running into @Becky59 sitting in the forrest. We walked together for awhile, it was nice for me to have a nice conversation in English!! I must say getting to the cathedral felt like an accomplishment even though we walked in a different way, and Khione earned her honorary compostela having walked all 12 stages with us.
View attachment 62779
So that's it...our summer on the camino inglés, how lucky we are to live here. All told we walked 20 stages June - August, 21 if you count the day we walked from Pontedeume to Perbes(Miño) along the coast, it was enough to scratch that itch that the camino gives us, at least for awhile.
Back to work tomorrow, and for those walking the inglés in the next couple weeks, my orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, will be playing the 17th in plaza Maria Pita in coruña, and in the plaza in Betanzos on the 22nd. Maybe I will see you there!!!!

Buen Camino
MaryEllen
Thanks for the post. We start around the 3rd September. Very useful information you posted. Bruce and Margaret.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
Thank you. How did you get back home each day. Where there busses.
Bruce and Margaret.
Hi,
My husband didn't walk he would drop us off and pick us up each day. I think you can get busses from most places, but I haven't done that, and cabs can be called easily from bars. Good luck...
MaryEllen
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Have just re-read your thread and it reads so well. What a great idea, an alphabetical set of stages! You do have the perfect infrastructure, of course... i see I missed out on meeting you. @Becky59 and family were having a rest on the day I expected to come across them, and so we did indeed ‘find’ each other. Later that same day, we ate at the same table in their hotel. Such a night! Sheets of rain!
Thanks again for your recommendation when I asked your advice. Sorry i missed your concert. Next time in Santiago area... I will check out your programme!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués Porto'17,Lisbon'18
Inglés A Coruña y Ferrol '18
Invierno'19
Have just re-read your thread and it reads so well. What a great idea, an alphabetical set of stages! You do have the perfect infrastructure, of course... i see I missed out on meeting you. @Becky59 and family were having a rest on the day I expected to come across them, and so we did indeed ‘find’ each other. Later that same day, we ate at the same table in their hotel. Such a night! Sheets of rain!
Thanks again for your recommendation when I asked your advice. Sorry i missed your concert. Next time in Santiago area... I will check out your programme!
Hi @kirkie,
I'm glad we both got to meet @Becky59, since we didn't run into each other. I doubt it is either of ours last camino so we have time. Next time you are near I'll let you know where I'm playing. This month it is opera.
I'm glad you booked ahead, the week you walked seemed to be crazy with pilgrims running to get beds....having never walked the francés I had never witnessed the 'bed race'.
My son/walking partner started university today so Saturday we decided to hit the inglés for one last time this summer. We walked the 'old' way from Presedo to Bruma. It really is a much more beautiful way then the 'new' however map my walk charted it at 4km longer and it took us an hour extra to walk. The overgrown areas I mentioned in June were not any worse, I would recommend it if you were to walk the inglés again. Now the only stage we didn't do at least twice this summer is from dear old home.
Now to dream about the next walk.....
Buen Camino,
MaryEllen
 

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