Rebekah Scott said:Ajda:
It´s so wide-open and deserted out there that even the perverts can´t be bothered to go! I think you´d have more problems in the city.
I love that camino stretch, and have spent many hours out there, alone. And I am a girl.
Rebekah Scott said:yes. in those situations it´s really great to have a good guide book! You must´ve been scared. I don´t mean to demean your experience, really.
Come back again and I´ll walk it with you!
elzi said:Personally I always feel a lot safer on the empty countryside stretches where there is noone around. It's in the cities where I sometimes I feel uncomfortable as a woman alone and often in the evening when I look more like a tourist than a pilgrim.
A lot of the fear is in your head, everytime I set out alone I am scared for the first half hour of the first day and then I relax. Occasionally I'll be walking alone through a forest or something and a guy will appear holding something like a big stick or a massive sharp farming tool and I'll give myself a heart attack and do you know what happens? They usually smile and say "Buen Camino!"
It makes me sad when women say they are too scared to walk the camino alone, it's not an experience you should miss out on. The occasional scare story reminds me to be careful but lots of women walk alone every year and almost all survive!
I always find folks are extra friendly and understanding if you are walking alone and lets face it it's best to keep your wits about you whether you are walking alone or not!
Go for it! Buen Camino!