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{Rachael, the Mama of the family}
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Down here in New Zealand this past weekend we just switched to Daylight Savings time. Curious about when my Camino will be in relation to when we switch back, I looked it up and discovered I leave on the morning it changes! I will be far too excited to want an extra hour in bed;-)
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
It changes in 2 weeks in NSW. It has been a thing since I was a child but I would like to see a year without it then it put it to a vote if we want it back or not.
 
Down here in New Zealand this past weekend we just switched to Daylight Savings time. Curious about when my Camino will be in relation to when we switch back, I looked it up and discovered I leave on the morning it changes! I will be far too excited to want an extra hour in bed;-)
G'Day Kiwi,
I think you are talking about the start and finish of DST in Europe?? If this is correct here is what I remember:
Summer time starts on the last Sunday in March and finishes on the last Sunday in October. Some countries might have small variances.
As for how this affects you well expect all international air travel times to be in " current local" (ie DST will apply). I do not know when SNECF (French Trains) change their timetables (winter to summer) but in Spain the change from Winter to Summer usually starts around the second Sunday in June. A little searching via Google should provide specific answers.
If I am way off base please come back with clarifications.
EU DST experts please correct any errors. Cheers
 
@Saint Mike II I wouldn't like to say you are way off base, but actually I was referring to New Zealand's DST. I hadn't even thought about what might be happening in Europe - doh! Thanks for the alert!
Thankfully I won't be using SNECF as I am heading directly to Almeria from Madrid.
The worst that would have happened for me if I had not taken notice is that I would have turned up at the airport an hour early!
 
@Saint Mike II I wouldn't like to say you are way off base, but actually I was referring to New Zealand's DST. I hadn't even thought about what might be happening in Europe - doh! Thanks for the alert!
Thankfully I won't be using SNECF as I am heading directly to Almeria from Madrid.
The worst that would have happened for me if I had not taken notice is that I would have turned up at the airport an hour early!
He meant SNCF
 
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@Saint Mike II I wouldn't like to say you are way off base, but actually I was referring to New Zealand's DST. I hadn't even thought about what might be happening in Europe - doh! Thanks for the alert!
Thankfully I won't be using SNECF as I am heading directly to Almeria from Madrid.
The worst that would have happened for me if I had not taken notice is that I would have turned up at the airport an hour early!
Oops!!! I thought that NZ DST dates were similar to ours in Oz - but apparently you have started a week or two early (ours starts this Sunday for those states that use Summer Time) as for when it finishes then maybe Google can help. For us its the first Sunday in April. For me personally it starts two weeks to early and goes on two weeks tooooo long!!. Cheers
 
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Down here in New Zealand this past weekend we just switched to Daylight Savings time. Curious about when my Camino will be in relation to when we switch back, I looked it up and discovered I leave on the morning it changes! I will be far too excited to want an extra hour in bed;-)
From a Kiwi here now, 3 weeks into the Camino Frances, all I can say is; err on the side of caution. Be early at your checkins! Those airlines don't wait. Incidently, I came via San Francisco, and nearly blew my trip by not having a US transit visa when checking in in Auckland. $US22, and CRITICAL TO HAVE. (I fortunately found out only a few days before leaving.)
 
Rachael, may I point out that the above conversation is a little confusing. When are you referring to as DST? In Spain (and most of Europe) DST starts the end of October, this year on the 29th. Down under is the opposite I think. Your clocks go forward on the 24th September I believe, whereas ours go back on the 29th October. So if you base your timekeeping on your time and turn up at the airport you will not be an hour early. Also given the anachronism of Spanish time (which is one hour later than its time zone) then who knows when you will turn up at the airport! I think I have confused myself!!
 
Rachael, may I point out that the above conversation is a little confusing. When are you referring to as DST? In Spain (and most of Europe) DST starts the end of October, this year on the 29th. Down under is the opposite I think. Your clocks go forward on the 24th September I believe, whereas ours go back on the 29th October. So if you base your timekeeping on your time and turn up at the airport you will not be an hour early. Also given the anachronism of Spanish time (which is one hour later than its time zone) then who knows when you will turn up at the airport! I think I have confused myself!!
Oh such confusion, I'm sorry. I was simply thinking about how we had just switched to DST here in NZ and I knew I was going for a camino in about six months so I wondered if we would still be in DST or if we would have switched back into winter time by the time I left...and it turned out I fly on the morning we switch (April 7). It was just a chit-chatty observation. There's not a chance of me getting to the airport late!!
 
Hike 30+ miles on California’s Santa Catalina Island as part of the Catalina Camino
I've got lazy since mobile phones and smartwatches automatically take care of time zones, and plane tickets show departure and arrivals in the local time.
 

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