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Ferry - Camino Portuguese

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GailGwyn

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Camino(s) past & future
part Camino Frances (2013), Part Camino Norte (2014)Camino Frances (2019)Camino Portuguese (2020)
I'm planning on walking the Camino Portuguese next year (probably in mid May). I'm thinking of including the Variante Espiritual and believe there's an option to take a ferry for a short part of it, and that there are Stations of the Cross situated in the water?

Anyway, my main question is, if I take the ferry, will this disqualify me from obtaining my Compostella?

I walked this year, from SJPP to Santiago, and got my Compostella. It was such a thrill and a sense of achievement, that I would be disappointed if I couldn't get it for walking the Portuguese.
 

Ivan_Prada

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés-(septiembre 2018)
Portugués-(en planes 2021)
I'm planning on walking the Camino Portuguese next year (probably in mid May). I'm thinking of including the Variante Espiritual and believe there's an option to take a ferry for a short part of it, and that there are Stations of the Cross situated in the water?

Anyway, my main question is, if I take the ferry, will this disqualify me from obtaining my Compostella?

I walked this year, from SJPP to Santiago, and got my Compostella. It was such a thrill and a sense of achievement, that I would be disappointed if I couldn't get it for walking the Portuguese.
Hi GailGwyn:

No worries, refer to the attached photo of the map in the Credencial de Peregrino-Catedral De Santiago. Notice the caption (I quote): “Para poder obtener la “Compostela”, la variante espiritual debe iniciarse, como mínimo en Porriño o Vigo.”

Translated: in order to obtain the Compostela, the spiritual variant must, as a minimum, start either in Porriño or Vigo.

Hope this helps.

Bon Caminho
 

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surya8

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portugues Central and Coastal 2017 & 2019; Portugues Interior, Sanabres, Fisterra & Muxia 2018
Taking a boat there qualifies for the Compostella so you should be fine. It's also possible to walk instead taking the boat, we did it this Jan as taking the boat is not a budget option in winter. Bom Caminho!
 

GailGwyn

Member
Camino(s) past & future
part Camino Frances (2013), Part Camino Norte (2014)Camino Frances (2019)Camino Portuguese (2020)
Hi GailGwyn:

No worries, refer to the attached photo of the map in the Credencial de Peregrino-Catedral De Santiago. Notice the caption (I quote): “Para poder obtener la “Compostela”, la variante espiritual debe iniciarse, como mínimo en Porriño o Vigo.”

Translated: in order to obtain the Compostela, the spiritual variant must, as a minimum, start either in Porriño or Vigo.

Hope this helps.

Bon Caminho
Hi Ivan_Prada

That's good to know, thanks.

I've read that the Camino Espiritual is beautiful, so I'd like to walk it
Taking a boat there qualifies for the Compostella so you should be fine. It's also possible to walk instead taking the boat, we did it this Jan as taking the boat is not a budget option in winter. Bom Caminho!
Hi
Thanks Surya8
That's a relief. We wouldn't mind walking, but I thought the boat trip looked like fun.
 

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