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El Norte in winter.....

PlutseligPilegrim

Frances-Norte-Levante-Sanabres-Portugues-Gudbrands
Camino(s) past & future
St Olav’s way - Åbo - Stiklestad - Nidaros
(2018)
#1
.....as I finished 1/1-17. Just got home.

Met 14 pilegrims in total, which 4 appeared on my last night before Santigo, at Sobrado dos Moxes. 2 going opposite way. Know the name on 5. Free spirits!! Walked solo minus 1,5 day with very good company .

Froze a lot last week. My stupidity sending clothes home earlier on.

Not any problem with a bed of some sort. For peace of mind, call ahead. Minimum the same day.

Some days I overstretched my limits, BUT it was soooo sweet walking towards end of day and darkness. Especially in good weather. Averaged minimum 10 km more a day, because there was no hassle with bed.

Avoided slippery tracks in the rain and took mostly shortest alternative. Exept following GR-E9 (on recommandation from host Lola) before Llanes.

Vvvvery helpful and generous locals all around.

Stayed totally alone in 9-10 albuergues, lot's of space in other words.

In short;

Time of year is near ideal for two solitary souls sharing the wastness of experience together...

Total 817 km
18 days
0 restdays
Average 45 km a day

B U E N C A M I N O !

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Arn

Moderator
Staff member
#2
I can truly appreciate any hiker/walker that enjoys the thrill of a winter outing. You mention many of the aspects, I enjoy the most: time of year, solo and, or with a companion when wanted/needed, bed, shower availability.
Not so much: cold...when one could have guarded against that.

Well done!
 

PlutseligPilegrim

Frances-Norte-Levante-Sanabres-Portugues-Gudbrands
Camino(s) past & future
St Olav’s way - Åbo - Stiklestad - Nidaros
(2018)
#3
I can truly appreciate any hiker/walker that enjoys the thrill of a winter outing. You mention many of the aspects, I enjoy the most: time of year, solo and, or with a companion when wanted/needed, bed, shower availability.
Not so much: cold...when one could have guarded against that.

Well done!
Thx Arn....appriciate your words.

No severe cold....just me having just a very light windbreaker and vest as outer garment. Better gloves and jacket....?.....supertrooper!! (And cold means high preassure and clear sky, so naturewise it was a bliss for the eyes...)
 

Ewbok

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances2013, Leon to Santiago 2013, frances 2016, Vdp 2016
#4
.....as I finished 1/1-17. Just got home.

Met 14 pilegrims in total, which 4 appeared on my last night before Santigo, at Sobrado dos Moxes. 2 going opposite way. Know the name on 5. Free spirits!! Walked solo minus 1,5 day with very good company .

Froze a lot last week. My stupidity sending clothes home earlier on.

Not any problem with a bed of some sort. For peace of mind, call ahead. Minimum the same day.

Some days I overstretched my limits, BUT it was soooo sweet walking towards end of day and darkness. Especially in good weather. Averaged minimum 10 km more a day, because there was no hassle with bed.

Avoided slippery tracks in the rain and took mostly shortest alternative. Exept following GR-E9 (on recommandation from host Lola) before Llanes.

Vvvvery helpful and generous locals all around.

Stayed totally alone in 9-10 albuergues, lot's of space in other words.

In short;

Time of year is near ideal for two solitary souls sharing the wastness of experience together...

Total 817 km
18 days
0 restdays
Average 45 km a day

B U E N C A M I N O !


https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=210327246094865&id=185691925225064
 

Ewbok

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances2013, Leon to Santiago 2013, frances 2016, Vdp 2016
#5
Would you recommend walking this Camino in winter
 

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