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El Camino San Olav - A Walker's Guide

Discussion in 'Camino San Olav (between Burgos and Santo Domingo)' started by alexwalker, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. alexwalker

    alexwalker Forever Pilgrim Donating Member

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    This guide is, to my knowledge, the only written guide to this Camino. As you can see from the posts below, I had some problems uploading it initially, but got it fixed.

    The guide was written after I walked El Camino San Olav 3rd - 6th Sept. 2016.

    UPDATE:
    The San Olav guide is now to be found and downloaded from the Resources section. I advice that you go there for downloads, because I will put new versions/updates there, as there is version control there.

    Some of the posts below show my initial problems in uploading the guide because of size. Thanks to SYates I managed to solve it, and we let the posts stay "as is" for info to future uploaders.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
  2. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Uh oh, 70Mb! How many photos/images are in there? SY
     
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    alexwalker Forever Pilgrim Donating Member

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    (2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
    Yes there are maybe 20-30 pictures, but not large ones...

    Edit: 47 :(
     
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    (2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
    Tried to split it, but even a file 12.5 Mb is too big...
     
  5. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    The problem is not only the uploading here, it is also the downloading time for people, especially those on limited bandwidth. I PM you my email and if you like I have a look at it and see what can be done. SY
     
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    peregrina2000 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    Looking forward to seeing this, Alex, and to hearing all about your walk.
     
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    alexwalker Forever Pilgrim Donating Member

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    Thanks to valuable help from our SYates, the file is now compressed and ready for you to download. Hope you like it...

    PS: All comments on grammar, spelling, and any inaccurancies are very welcome!

    UPDATE: The San Olav guide is now to be found and downloaded from the Resources section. I advice that you go there for downloads, because I will put new versions/updates there, as there is version control there.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2016
  8. SYates

    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Glad I could help, do you also plan to upload it to the resources section directly? Would be easier to find there ...

    Buen Camino and thanks for creating this guide, SY
     
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    Thank YOU for assisting. Good idea: Will do.
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Threads sink into oblivion, resources stay ;-) SY
     
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    It is now also in Resources, and Ivar has made this thread a sticky, so it will float forever...:):):)
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    Well done and Thanks! SY
     
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    This is amazing and your wonderful guide is much appreciated. It's downloaded so I can detour on the next Frances trip. My ancestors are from Bergen, Eidsvoll and Vikersund so I found the linked story fascinating. Tusen takk for sharing this unique side trip!

    PS: Since you are from Norway, perhaps you can answer something for me. I have looked at the St Olav trail and see there are two routes from Oslo. If you have hiked in this area, which would you recommend?
     
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    Thank you! This is a very nicely written and informative guide - very tempting.
     
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    alexwalker Forever Pilgrim Donating Member

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    Thank you!

    I haven't walked th St. Olav in Norway. Accomodation is expensive and far between, I think, and Norway is a very expensive country. But if cheap accomodation is developed, I may consider.

    There is a west and east route. The west route is thru Gudbrandsdalen: More places, but more traffic on roads. The east route is thru Østerdalen: More rural.

    Eidsvoll is on, or near, the eastern route.
     
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    Takk,takk! Excellent work, Alexwalker!
    Helpful instructions in the start.
     
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    I need to thank SYates for helping me out on image compression in the PDF file, which made it possible to upload the guide. To my shame, I had forgotten about it, but she managed to lead me on track. Thanks!

    I would also like to thank Rebekah Scott for having me in her house and letting me use her computer to write down essentials while they were still fresh in my mind. It made the basis of the guide: That afternoon in her friendly house helped me a lot. Thanks!

    (On the other hand, by coincidence (or?), I brought with me to her house a veterinarian (for her dogs, that is...) when it was very much needed ;))

    I would appreciate if you honorable forum members could point out errors in my grammar, spelling (remember; I am a Norwegian; English is not my native language, although it was my working language for +30 years in the computer industry), as well as vital information I may have missed, including useful links to external sites.

    There are some minor stuff I have already corrected/added, as well as I have changed a little in the PDF file so that external links open in a separate window of your browser, instead of leaving/overwriting the guide itself. Tech stuff. But I will wait posting the next version: I would appreciate if you could proof-read my stuff and give me your feedback. So just hit me with your comments/corrections: All is welcomed!
     
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    Thanks. The way out of Burgos to get on track on the San Olav is surprisingly simple, indeed.
     
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    UPDATE: A new version has been uploaded. A very useful link added, spelling/grammar corrected.
     
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    Update:

    I just received a nice email from the Norw. couple running the San Olav chapel and Foundation (translated from Norw.):

    "Thank you so much for this useful information!
    It is a great guide, clear and spot on. We have taken the liberty of distributing it to the hotel you mention as well as to a local chapter in the Lara district who had the idea of San Olav and who has waymarked the whole camino.
    Well done, and welcome back to Covarrubias!

    Greetings
    Øyvind og Kari"

    I have given them full rights to use the guide as they wish, in order to attract more walkers.

    So this means that the few, but important, missing waymarkers I pointed out in my guide will hopefully be fixed soon. If not, the guide "walks" you through it, anyway.

    Edit: I will most certainly return to walk this camino: It was simply great.
     
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    A question: The headline on the front page says "Camino de San Olav (between Burgos and Santo Domingo) Is that correct? Doesn't Camino de San Olav end in Burgos?
     
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    No, Covarrubias is. It is possible to go from there to SDdS either on the Ruta de Lana--about 18kms--or the longer GR82--that's signposted at 21 kms but my legs said it was a bit more.
    I did the walk in reverse and I have to say it was spectacular--especially the GR 82 over the hill through Contreras to Covarrubias and then on the San Olav to Modubar San Ciprian. Wowee. Wonderful.
     
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    Sorry, I don't understand that I wrote Burgos, of course I meant Covarrubias.. I have walked the Camino myself, a wonderful experience :))
     
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    Thanks for the very easy to follow guide.
    Will put this one on my wishlist ;)
     

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