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Recent:Norte/Muxia- Spring '23
MadridWay- Fall '23
Hi all!

Once again I am heading back to Spain; this time to walk much of the Sanabres with my son; starting in Rionegro del Puente after a few sightseeing days first in Salamanca and Zamora.

I'm hoping for good weather, but I always come prepared and don't worry too much. Predicting weather in the spring is like a "box of chocolates" so not sure what we're going to get. My backpack weighs 12 pounds with rain jacket/pants, a small umbrella and puffy jacket, so I should be all set.

I always get some requests to post on the forum's "Live on the Camino" threads, so will attempt to post daily again and include a few pictures as time permits.

You will be hearing from me soon!
Chrissy 🙂
 
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Enjoy….😊 You guys will enjoy it. It looks like the Sanabrs has become a bit busier each year…but still quiet time available.
ourense
It does get very crowded from Ourense (100 km point). We have experience overfull albergue there twice.
The Tapa scene in Ourense is worth a tour of the many bars.
 
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Hi all!

Once again I am heading back to Spain; this time to walk much of the Sanabres with my son; starting in Rionegro del Puente after a few sightseeing days first in Salamanca and Zamora.

I'm hoping for good weather, but I always come prepared and don't worry too much. Predicting weather in the spring is like a "box of chocolates" so not sure what we're going to get. My backpack weighs 12 pounds with rain jacket/pants, a small umbrella and puffy jacket, so I should be all set.

I always get some requests to post on the forum's "Live on the Camino" threads, so will attempt to post daily again and include a few pictures as time permits.

You will be hearing from me soon!
Chrissy 🙂

Have a blast!

Buen camino.
 
Hi all!

Once again I am heading back to Spain; this time to walk much of the Sanabres with my son; starting in Rionegro del Puente after a few sightseeing days first in Salamanca and Zamora.

I'm hoping for good weather, but I always come prepared and don't worry too much. Predicting weather in the spring is like a "box of chocolates" so not sure what we're going to get. My backpack weighs 12 pounds with rain jacket/pants, a small umbrella and puffy jacket, so I should be all set.

I always get some requests to post on the forum's "Live on the Camino" threads, so will attempt to post daily again and include a few pictures as time permits.

You will be hearing from me soon!
Chrissy 🙂
Have a great trip! Is it a special occasion?
 
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Technical backpack for day trips with backpack cover and internal compartment for the hydration bladder. Ideal daypack for excursions where we need a medium capacity backpack. The back with Air Flow System creates large air channels that will keep our back as cool as possible.

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Wishing you and your son the most amazing trip Chrissy. The landscape must be looking amazing at this time of year.

Buen Camino :)
 
Hi all!

Once again I am heading back to Spain; this time to walk much of the Sanabres with my son; starting in Rionegro del Puente after a few sightseeing days first in Salamanca and Zamora.

I'm hoping for good weather, but I always come prepared and don't worry too much. Predicting weather in the spring is like a "box of chocolates" so not sure what we're going to get. My backpack weighs 12 pounds with rain jacket/pants, a small umbrella and puffy jacket, so I should be all set.

I always get some requests to post on the forum's "Live on the Camino" threads, so will attempt to post daily again and include a few pictures as time permits.

You will be hearing from me soon!
Chrissy 🙂
Find the frog in Salamanca/ thermals in Ourense/ Onward!
 
Down bag (90/10 duvet) of 700 fills with 180 g (6.34 ounces) of filling. Mummy-shaped structure, ideal when you are looking for lightness with great heating performance.

€149,-
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Hi all!

Once again I am heading back to Spain; this time to walk much of the Sanabres with my son; starting in Rionegro del Puente after a few sightseeing days first in Salamanca and Zamora.

I'm hoping for good weather, but I always come prepared and don't worry too much. Predicting weather in the spring is like a "box of chocolates" so not sure what we're going to get. My backpack weighs 12 pounds with rain jacket/pants, a small umbrella and puffy jacket, so I should be all set.

I always get some requests to post on the forum's "Live on the Camino" threads, so will attempt to post daily again and include a few pictures as time permits.

You will be hearing from me soon!
Chrissy 🙂
Watch that Shoulder! Have a great trip and happy birthday.
 
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.
Buen Camino to you and your son, Chrissy!

What a top place to start your Sanabres camino … eating at Me Gusta Comer! All wonderful memories are made here!

May each day be a joy for you both and I’m so looking forward to seeing you both in Santiago! The Camino - and the Forum - provides!

Again - Buen Camino!
 
Enjoy….😊 You guys will enjoy it. It looks like the Sanabrs has become a bit busier each year…but still quiet time available.
ourense
It does get very crowded from Ourense (100 km point). We have experience overfull albergue there twice.
The Tapa scene in Ourense is worth a tour of the many bars.
My daughter and I just arrived in Ourense, having started walking from Puebla Sanabria on Apr 14th. We've gotten to know a few pilgrims that we run into at the albergues.

But guess how many pilgrims we"ve seen on the trail over the last 8 days?
ZERO. Not a SINGLE other walker. We are now in the Grelo Hostal in Ourense (Which I highly recommend, btw).
It is 6 pm and guess how many other people are staying in this entire hostal besides us? TWO. I checked the Xunta Albergue and they have 9 total. There could be bigger groups in private lodging I guess, but I havent seen any obvious candidates out walking around this evening.

So, up till now at least, I would have a hard time calling the Sanabres busy this time of year. Will will report back tomorrow.

Other updates: It's been warm and dry every day the last week and a half. The right bank along the river route into Ourense is barricaded off. We took the left bank until we came to steps up to the roadway bridge. The hot springs/bathes near the Xunta alberque are drained and under construction.

Any advice anout which route we should take out of Ourense tomorrow?
 
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Thanks, Jill, for your input. Did you turn left at the car dealership in the industrial outskirts before reaching Ourense? Laurie had suggested it was a better path to take and off the busy roadway into town.
 
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Yes, we took the river
Thanks, Jill, for your input. Did you turn left at the car dealership in the industrial outskirts before reaching Ourense? Laurie had suggested it was a better path to take and off the busy roadway into town.
Yes, we walked the river path. Very nice.

This is an absolutely gorgeous camino!
 
Ideal sleeping bag liner whether we want to add a thermal plus to our bag, or if we want to use it alone to sleep in shelters or hostels. Thanks to its mummy shape, it adapts perfectly to our body.

€46,-
But guess how many pilgrims we"ve seen on the trail over the last 8 days?
ZERO. Not a SINGLE other walker. We are now in the Grelo Hostal in Ourense (Which I highly recommend, btw).
It is 6 pm and guess how many other people are staying in this entire hostal besides us? TWO. I checked the Xunta Albergue and they have 9 total. There could be bigger groups in private lodging I guess, but I havent seen any obvious candidates out walking around this evening.

So, up till now at least, I would have a hard time calling the Sanabres busy this time of year. Will will report back
Just out of interest - I left Zamora on 17th of April and have found between 30/40 people walking...which has meant a little bit of a 'bed race' in some of the places with small albergues.
 

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