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Le Puy to Santiago Blog


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Thanks for sharing this sil. As someone who walked this route leaving mid-April, I have found it fascinating to see photos of the summer landscapes.
I have already had one big laugh though. It seemed when we walked in France, that various distance markers on the Le Puy route never agreed with one another. I took a photo when I left Le Puy, and it said the distance to Santiago was 1521km. http://chemincamino08.blogspot.com/2008/07/14-april.html
This more recent sign says it is 1698km. Quite a major difference!!!! http://beautywelove.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/le-puy-to-tallode-8-kilometers-5-miles/#comment-70

I found this discrepancy interesting, as it felt to me when I reached Santiago that I had walked further in France than in Spain, though from the written info I had, SJPP was at around the half-way point. Maybe in fact I had passed the half-way point before I reached SJPP... or perhaps a different distance sign will appear at the edge of Le Puy next year!!


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Thanks for sharing this Sil I'm really enjoying this taste of the Le Puy route. I plan to walk the Le Puy and the Camino del Norte in 2010, early March to mid May. These beautiful photos have made me wish I could do it this year. :p


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I hope you are reading Maggie's blog as well - she walked from Mid-April - a bit closer to the time you want to walk. It can be cold in the high places so plan on taking thermals!


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Thanks Sil, yes I've book marked her blog to enjoy too. I'm not sure if this is Margret's YouTube slide show or not but it is a very enjoyable video of the Le Puy route:


I walked the Frances this past April and May and it was cold in Navarre, some mornings there was frost on car windshields. My only regret was not bringing a wool hat to pull down over my ears. I will make sure I have warm cloths the next time. :mrgreen:



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