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May Camino?

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Walked CF September/October 2015; Scheduled to walk April/May 2020
Hi everyone. I walked the Camino in 2015, and ended up having to skip a portion due to injuries I sustained on the journey to my knees and calf. I’d like to close the gap in 2020 and walk the portion I missed. I am considering walking in May. Because of commitments, I would need to be back home by May 26-ish, so I was considering starting in early May. Have any of you walked during this time, and if so, did you find it to be cold/rainy? I have done some online research, and I know the weather can vary year over year. I was just curious to hear directly from pilgrims about their experiences walking during that time of year. I would be starting in Burgos, most likely.
 

CdnDreamer

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Frances (12, 15 & 18) San Salvador (18), Portuguese (19)
My first camino was in Sept/Oct and three years later, in 2015 I walked in April/May. I loved the spring walk, with the beautiful flowers, and the longer daylight hours. In 2015 I had only a couple of days of rain in 42 days of walking. In 2018 I walked the last two weeks of May and first week of June and had rain for 2 out of the 3 weeks. But the rain was only for part of each day, and I still enjoyed walking. It was not cold in May (but I'm Canadian so cold for me is lower than -10C) Most days I could sit outside for meals and sunny days were warm to hot.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Walked CF September/October 2015; Scheduled to walk April/May 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience. My first walk was in Sept/Oct as well, and I like the idea of seeing the Camino at a different time of year, watching it bloom.
 

CdnDreamer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (12, 15 & 18) San Salvador (18), Portuguese (19)
The longer daylight was so amazing as well. And the days get longer, rather than shorter as you walk. I am sure you will enjoy a May camino!
 

Sam - AU

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances - Apr/May 2018, Feb/Mar 2019 .... upcoming Nov/Dec 2019
I walked Apr/May 2018, weather was amazing in May, got a day or two of rain in Galicia as we got closer to Santiago but nothing torrential or unmanageable.
 

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