- Time of past OR future Camino
- Too many and too often!
There is an article today on the Faro De Vigo news website. Unfortunately behind a paywall but the headlines and first sentence are readable. The introduction notes that pilgrim office statistics for January show a 67% increase in numbers walking the Camino Portugues compared with January 2022. That seems a remarkable figure especially given the status of 2022 as an extended Holy Year. I'm wondering whether the increase is evidence of a real large growth in interest or whether the 2022 figures were significantly depressed because of the lingering effects of COVID on peoples' willingness and ability to travel? While walking the Camino Frances recently I was surprised at the numbers of pilgrims walking - more than I had expected. The growing numbers walking the Portugues variants has been a conspicuous feature in recent years. Especially when set against a gradual decline in numbers walking the earlier parts of the Frances. Perhaps another bumper year in store for the Caminos?
El número de peregrinos del Camino Portugués creció un 67% respecto a 2022
La ruta jacobea fue realizada en enero de este año por 521 personas, de las que más de 110 partieron desde Tui | La oficina municipal de turismo atendió a 516 visitantes