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If you are planning to start a Camino in May 2023, you are invited to add a post to this thread – scroll down to the last post, and create a new post giving your expected start date, start location, and the route if it is not the Francés.

Moderators will edit this first post to update the list. We will delete new posts regularly, after the list is updated, to keep the thread compact and easier to update. Post again if you see mistakes or omissions. (If you want to change your date, please tell us the old date as well as the new one so we don't need to hunt for it!)

This thread is intended only for updating the list of planned starts, so further discussion of plans, preparations, ride shares, etc., should be done on other threads or private Conversation.

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All the monthly threads are pinned to the top of the "Introduce yourself..." section of the forum here.

May 1 – Labour Day/ May Day @deano5 (SJPP) @Paul.W (Astorga). @frasert (Burgos). @Billy Buell (Irún).

May 2 – @JayWalks (Sarria) @Kiwicowgirl (SJPP) @Bob from L.A. ! (Canterbury - Via Francigena). @hunsta (Porto). @Duckadang (Bayonne - Baztan & Frances). @emmanuel (Geneva). @Door (Irún). @Kgaynor (Porto-coastal). @TaylorJohnson94 (SJPP).

May 3 - @neilinGloucester (SJPP). @Derekbarff (SJPDP). @ayidinmokum (SJPP). @TracyP (SJPP). @slmarchap (SJPP). @PatK550 (Sarria). @Pcoyne (SJPP).

May 4 - @woody66 (SJPP). @Footsore (Cahors - GR65 to Pamplona). @Brooklyn (Porto). @Devon (SJPP). @Red66 (SJPP). @nchiker (SJPP) @Solitude62 (SJPP). @Tracytreks (SJPP). @hawaiipilgrim (SJPP). @Brmickelsen (SJPP). @gregrobinson (SJPP)

May 5 - @Charbias (Lisbon, to Porto) @Angela Stewart (SJPP) @Edimburgos (SJPP). @Gailerart (Oviedo - Primitivo). @PAK (SJPP). @aheadfullofsongs (Porto). @KS777hike (SJPP). @Adelina (Somport - Aragonés). @lkspeas (SJPP).

May 6 - @jojo1971 (SJPP) @jenniferleigh (León - Salvador). @Patti23 (Porto, Coastal). @juliesabroad (SJPP). @AnnaAndJeffBelanger (Porto, Coastal, Spiritual Variant). @DuncanMcGrath (SJPP)

May 7 @WalkingMan (Madrid - Camino de Madrid, San Salvador, Primitivo). @Paul Wilson (Ponferrada). @BennyB (Porto). @Llew (Porto). @kennymandy (SJPP)

May 8 - @dugavski (Porto). @Graeme Cook (Porto). @joyvj (SJPP). @Ciarrioch (SJPP).

May 9 @Ksenisss (Porto). @mamteabo (Astorga). @grimgram1378 (SJPP) @MacaK (SJPP). @Kasee (SJPP).

May 10 - @Roscoe (SJPP). @Judy's Way (Le Puy - Podiensis). @Anniesantiago (SJPP). @whatsnext1967 (SJPP).

May 11 - @Arctic_Alex (Oviedo – Primitivo).

May 12 - @jenniferleigh (Oviedo - Primitivo). @glenn6912 (SJPP). @IanMcC (León-Salvador). @SFGfan (Porto). @Dan S. (Irun - Norte). @JohnRRogers (SJPP). @fernweh (Viana). @CndR (Viana). @Rebekah (SJPP). @IvetaA (Irún). @rogersoncharles1951 (Pamplona).

May 13 - @mrosenlof (Le Puy - Via Podiensis). @LisaWalker (Burgos). @Pathfinder89 (Porto). @SnapDecision (Porto). @Saunterr (Madrid)

May 14 - @Lleslie (Lisbon). @trecile (SJPP). @Devon (SJPP). @RandDJennings (Porto). @Kanga (Fidenza, Francigena). @Flatcap (Sevilla).

May 15 - @Van De Casteele (Bayonne - Baztán). @SteveJones50 (SJPDP). @Paul McAmino (Ferrol). @karidadpoethig (Monsterrat - Camino Catalan). @31821Lin (SJPP).

May 16 - @AnneO (Pamplona). @stsantia (SJPP). @dreholden (SJPDP). @JustJack (SJPP). @boulderbob (SJPP). @Sara Torres (Sevilla - VdlP)

May 17 - @KellysMom (Lisbon). @racheli (Valença). @BernardR (Porto). @molred (SJPP). @Joe McDonald (Valencia). @TaraWalks (Irun - Norte/Primitivo). @Manusp (SJPP)

May 18 - @TreshaA2 (Tui). @DwainS (SJPP). @Baliparadise (Tui). @OzAlex (SJPP). @Dickovich (SJPP)

May 19 - @IanMcC (Oviedo - Primitivo). @Carson Chen (SJPP).

May 20 - @Fortyforward (O Cebreiro). @Razvan (Oviedo on Primitivo).

May 21 - @Capetonian (Porto - Coastal).@Jflampert (SJPP).

May 22 - @AJGuillaume (Málaga). @NHWalker (SJPP). @sonomajoss (SJPP).

May 23 - @Rebequa (SJPP) @Mary Doll (Porto). @Cpfatigan (SJPP). @StevenL (Porto). @Gringazolana (Sarria)

May 24 - @ParrisPair (Porto). @ScorpioGirl22 (Leon). @ahemobile (Oviedo - Primitivo). @pjmcnamara (SJPP)

May 25 -

May 26
- @deniseketcham (Lisbon).

May 27 - @gargar (Lisboa). @TorontoGMan (SJPP). @HoosierOldLady (Logroño). @SMarie (Sarria). @BruceTW (SJPP). @Peregrinopaul (SJPP)

May 28 - @jeanineonthecamino (Canterbury - Via Francigena). @TraindriverDK (SJPP).

May 29 - @Celest (Sarria).

May 30@MargaritaMel (Sarria) @Jeannie's Journeys (SJPP) @Brooklinn (SJPP). @SarahA (SJPP)

May 31 - @Sirron (SJPP). @SirRon (SJPP/Borda).
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Ken and Mandy
Time of past OR future Camino
Next Camino - Francés from SJPP (May 2023)
Can you amend our start date from 6 May to 7 May, please (SJPP).
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