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Look Out For The Lowveld Ramblers! We’re Back!

Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#1
One Saturday morning on a club hike:

“So when are we going back?” they asked.
Me: “But you know how it works – you can go by yourselves now; you don’t need me anymore.”
“Yes we do! We need you to organize it for us!”
“I’m going alone next time; I need the space.” (Yeay!!!)
“I want to go too; I missed out last year.”
“And me, and there is no way I am going alone.”
Me, mumbling: “I’m not walking from Sarria in September again.”
“Yes, that’s true, the 2 weeks before we got to Sarria were the best.”
“I want to do the Portuguese!”
“What’s the Portuguese Camino like Jill?”
“Yes! Let’s do the Portuguese!”

So, Look Out For The Lowveld Ramblers! We’re Back!

Three weeks from Porto in September 2018, staying next to the coast as much as possible.

I’ve limited the group size to 12 this year, for various reasons.

This was our first trip in September 2017:

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/look-out-for-the-lowveld-ramblers.49263/

Jill
 

kennymandy

Ken and Mandy
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (August 2017)
Camino Finisterre (September 2017)
Camino Portugués (June 2018)
#3
One Saturday morning on a club hike:

“So when are we going back?” they asked.
Me: “But you know how it works – you can go by yourselves now; you don’t need me anymore.”
“Yes we do! We need you to organize it for us!”
“I’m going alone next time; I need the space.” (Yeay!!!)
“I want to go too; I missed out last year.”
“And me, and there is no way I am going alone.”
Me, mumbling: “I’m not walking from Sarria in September again.”
“Yes, that’s true, the 2 weeks before we got to Sarria were the best.”
“I want to do the Portuguese!”
“What’s the Portuguese Camino like Jill?”
“Yes! Let’s do the Portuguese!”

So, Look Out For The Lowveld Ramblers! We’re Back!

Three weeks from Porto in September 2018, staying next to the coast as much as possible.

I’ve limited the group size to 12 this year, for various reasons.

This was our first trip in September 2017:

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/look-out-for-the-lowveld-ramblers.49263/

Jill
It’s becoming an annual event!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#4
It’s becoming an annual event!
Actually, I was hoping you two might take over from me next year – you’re good at organizing trips away! (Think about it . . . . ;):D)

I see you will be in Porto soon (kenmandyhaley.wordpress.com), and that you will be taking the coastal route. I hope the sea breezes cool the temps down a bit for you.

Just for the record, and for anybody else who might be planning a slow, budget, small group camino on the coastal route, this is our itinerary, starting in Porto, and the cost per person in dorms, or shared rooms:

Porto, The Passenger Hostel (E27)
Matosinhos, 11.5kms, Fishtail Sea House (E19)
Angeiras, 12kms, Orbitur Bungalows (Pilgrim Rate of about E10)
Póvoa de Varzim, 15.5kms, Sardines & Friends Hostel (E16)
Esposende, 20kms, Hostel Eleven (E14)
Viana do Castelo, 24kms, Orbitur Bungalows (Pilgrim Rate of about E8)
Vila Praia de Ancora, 23kms, Hostel d'Avenida (E16)
A Guarda (N.B. No Ferry On Mondays!), 16kms, Hotel Eli-Mar (E21)
Mougás, 19kms, Albergue Aguncheiro (E10)
Nigrán, 22kms, Pensión Venus (E20)
Vigo, 19kms, Hotel Oca Ipanema (E22.50)
Redondela, 16kms, Albergue A Conserveira (E12)
Pontevedra, 20kms, Hotel Rúas (E30)
Armenteira, 24.5kms, Albergue Armenteira (E6)
Vilanova de Arousa, 21.5kms, Hotel Camping Arco Iris (E17.50)
Padron (by boat), Albergue Rossol (E14)
Milladoiro, 18kms, Albergue Milladoiro (E14)
Santiago, 7kms, Hospederia San Martin (E20)

Jill
 

kennymandy

Ken and Mandy
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (August 2017)
Camino Finisterre (September 2017)
Camino Portugués (June 2018)
#5
Actually, I was hoping you two might take over from me next year – you’re good at organizing trips away! (Think about it . . . . ;):D)

I see you will be in Porto soon (kenmandyhaley.wordpress.com), and that you will be taking the coastal route. I hope the sea breezes cool the temps down a bit for you.

Just for the record, and for anybody else who might be planning a slow, budget, small group camino on the coastal route, this is our itinerary, starting in Porto, and the cost per person in dorms, or shared rooms:

Porto, The Passenger Hostel (E27)
Matosinhos, 11.5kms, Fishtail Sea House (E19)
Angeiras, 12kms, Orbitur Bungalows (Pilgrim Rate of about E10)
Póvoa de Varzim, 15.5kms, Sardines & Friends Hostel (E16)
Esposende, 20kms, Hostel Eleven (E14)
Viana do Castelo, 24kms, Orbitur Bungalows (Pilgrim Rate of about E8)
Vila Praia de Ancora, 23kms, Hostel d'Avenida (E16)
A Guarda (N.B. No Ferry On Mondays!), 16kms, Hotel Eli-Mar (E21)
Mougás, 19kms, Albergue Aguncheiro (E10)
Nigrán, 22kms, Pensión Venus (E20)
Vigo, 19kms, Hotel Oca Ipanema (E22.50)
Redondela, 16kms, Albergue A Conserveira (E12)
Pontevedra, 20kms, Hotel Rúas (E30)
Armenteira, 24.5kms, Albergue Armenteira (E6)
Vilanova de Arousa, 21.5kms, Hotel Camping Arco Iris (E17.50)
Padron (by boat), Albergue Rossol (E14)
Milladoiro, 18kms, Albergue Milladoiro (E14)
Santiago, 7kms, Hospederia San Martin (E20)

Jill
It is much cooler today and it is forecast to stay that way. I don’t think the Lowveld Ramblers would like the distances we’ve covered so far. We now have much shorter days (20-25km).
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#6
Two weeks to go :p.

All very excited :D.

Flights booked, accommodation booked :cool:.

Schengen Visas . . . ??? :eek::eek: Tick. Phew!

We have an extra day in Porto, so we are all booked on a cruise up the Douro River for the whole day . . . including wine tasting in Pinhao. Yippeeee!

Then we take a very leisurely stroll along the river to Matosinhos on Wed 12 Sep, as we start our pilgrimage to Santiago.

If you see us, please say Hi!

Jill
 
#8
We are a group of 6 leaving Porto on Sept 19, following the same route, and staying in some of the same places, slightly longer days. I don’t 5hink we will quite catch you.... Please pass on any advice, and burn Camino to you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#9
Please pass on any advice, and burn Camino to you!
If you are on WhatsApp, and would like to PM me your cellphone number, I can let you know of anything, as we go along, that might be relevant to you.
Bom caminho!
Jill
 
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese' ' Frances' ' Norte' 'Salvador_prim' ‘le puy’ ‘Inglés’ ‘CDM’ ‘Invierno’ ‘Fin_Mux’
#11
Two weeks to go :p.

All very excited :D.

Flights booked, accommodation booked :cool:.

Schengen Visas . . . ??? :eek::eek: Tick. Phew!

We have an extra day in Porto, so we are all booked on a cruise up the Douro River for the whole day . . . including wine tasting in Pinhao. Yippeeee!

Then we take a very leisurely stroll along the river to Matosinhos on Wed 12 Sep, as we start our pilgrimage to Santiago.

If you see us, please say Hi!

Jill
Good luck Jill.
You’ll be a wonderful leader. Your free day in Porto and leisurely stroll along the river on camino out of Porto all sound like a lovely plan.
Wish I was there.
Buen Camino
Annie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#12
Hi Annie, wish you could be with us too :D.

The latest development – I was telling hubby about our cruise up the Douro River, and he said he wants to come too :). So he checked the flights . . . and booked! He’ll then be walking with us for a week, as far as Caminha, before he has to get the flight back home :cool:.
Jill
 
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese' ' Frances' ' Norte' 'Salvador_prim' ‘le puy’ ‘Inglés’ ‘CDM’ ‘Invierno’ ‘Fin_Mux’
#14

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
#15
We are a group of 6 leaving Porto on Sept 19, following the same route, and staying in some of the same places, slightly longer days. I don’t 5hink we will quite catch you.... Please pass on any advice, and burn Camino to you!
I start from Porto on 19th.. I'll keep an eye out and say hi !
 


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