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Need to abandon walk!

Camino(s) past & future
(2001) (2018)
#1
We are in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and need to find the easiest way to get to a major airport or train station.
Due to foot problems we have had to abandon our walk at stage #10 in Santo Domingo
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#3
We are in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and need to find the easiest way to get to a major airport or train station.
Due to foot problems we have had to abandon our walk at stage #10 in Santo Domingo
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
You poor devils, and you have travelled so far! I have no suggestions to add to domigee’s above, but just want to commiserate and hope that you can salvage something for the remaining time you have in Spain.
 
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Francés, Inglés, Fisterra/Muxia, Baztanés x2, Primitivo, Norte, Portugués & hopefully many more.
#4
So sorry to hear that! Are you hoping to head towards Madrid? If so, I'd suggest taking a bus to Burgos. You can catch a bus to Madrid airport from there - it takes about two and a half hours. You can also get lots of other buses from Burgos.

For Barcelona, take a bus back to Pamplona and a train from there.

Bilbao airport is also just a bus ride away.

There's a tourist office in Santo Domingo - maybe call in and ask for some advice?

Wishing you a safe journey home and I hope you can enjoy the rest of your time in Spain.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#5
We are in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and need to find the easiest way to get to a major airport or train station.
Due to foot problems we have had to abandon our walk at stage #10 in Santo Domingo
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Hi, Bruno,

What kind of foot problems if you don't mind me asking? Maybe you can take a couple of rest days if it is blisters?

Otherwise it depends where you want to fly to (if the amount of money is important). The closest airport to SDdlC would be Bilbao. Also getting there wouldn't be much of a hassle.

Hope for the best!
 
#6
We are in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and need to find the easiest way to get to a major airport or train station.
Due to foot problems we have had to abandon our walk at stage #10 in Santo Domingo
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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Lettinggo
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2001) (2018)
#7
Hi, Bruno,

What kind of foot problems if you don't mind me asking? Maybe you can take a couple of rest days if it is blisters?

Otherwise it depends where you want to fly to (if the amount of money is important). The closest airport to SDdlC would be Bilbao. Also getting there wouldn't be much of a hassle.

Hope for the best!

Thank you everyone for your help.
The front desk of the hotel here was very helpful in directing us to the bus station and printed a schedule for Monday (and weekdays) to Bilbao which she suggested has more options for connections.
I was here on the Camino in 2001 and have VERY fond memories of that journey and I have to agree, the scenery is amazing, the people friendly helpful and generous, the medieval towns and villages are, as they were in 2001, truly worthy of preserving and world heritage sites. In 2001, as I remember it, all of the churches and historic sites were open (and free) but I guess, somewhat sadly, times have changed, and I understand why. Anyway...they are no less beautiful. So much so that we’ve decided to stay put to wander around Santo Domingo for at least one extra day. We will miss all the new friends we met time and again over the last 10 days as they head out tomorrow morning, and wish them and everyone a Beun Camino.
 
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Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#8
So sorry to hear that, Bruno. It's always sad to have to stop earlier than intended, and Nanaimo is a long way away. Hopefully you can salvage some time in Northern Spain?
If you are in the SDdlC area for at least a day, check out Haro, just to the North - the hotel can help you with logistics..
 
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May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
#9
We are in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and need to find the easiest way to get to a major airport or train station.
Due to foot problems we have had to abandon our walk at stage #10 in Santo Domingo
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
So sorry to hear....take care ❤️
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2001) (2018)
#10
Hi, Bruno,

What kind of foot problems if you don't mind me asking? Maybe you can take a couple of rest days if it is blisters?

Otherwise it depends where you want to fly to (if the amount of money is important). The closest airport to SDdlC would be Bilbao. Also getting there wouldn't be much of a hassle.

Hope for the best!
Thanks for the advice. Yes the blisters have been dealt with, but there are some deep heel pain issues which require us to stop to avoid potentially more serious injury.

Thanks again. And beun Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
walked Camino Frances 2012, future June 26 2016 / Burgos to Santiago July 2017 future Camino Fran
#12
Maybe have a rethink and have some rest and recuperation with a few stages ahead, bus and rest, for a good few stages and hopefully the feet will be in a better condition for your remaining camino . Good luck whatever you decide. Buen Camino.
 

donalomahony

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
"Camino Frances" 2013, "Burgos to Leon," February 2014 - "Frances" June '14
#13
I'd go to Burgos and on by direct bus to Madrid Airport (frequent daily service).

Bilbao Airport may not have a lot of daily flight options but Madrid should.

Burgos is also worth a night!
 
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SJPP - Finisterre (2005) ; LePuy - Muxia (2007) ; Porto - SC. (2009) planning Lourdes- SC (2018)
#14
Thanks for the advice. Yes the blisters have been dealt with, but there are some deep heel pain issues which require us to stop to avoid potentially more serious injury.

Thanks again. And beun Camino.
I had massive foot pain from about the second week, which looked like the end of my Camino as well, plantar, bursitis and arthritis all at once. I rested for a couple of days, prayed, used voltaren forte, changed into sandals with thick insert and woolen socks, as well as some extra cushioning pads from the chemist, resigned to having my backpack transported, and started walking shorter distances... I’m now two days from Santiago and so happy I persisted. I’m still in sandals, and avoid walking on sealed surfaces as much as I can. Often the darkest point comes before the greatest rewards and breakthroughs.
Wishing you all the best whatever you decide.
 

Kat Kostrzewska

Online guide https://caminodesantiagobybike.co.uk
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018), Via Tolosana (2012) Camino Norte (2014)
#16
Traditional confectionery from Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Milagros del Santo and The Hanged Man are not bad either. I highly recommend the patisserie in the small street with a view over the cathedral.

Bruno maybe give your foot a chance for one more day …Santo Domingo was a very humble man and one of the biggest advocates of the Camino in the history. He loved pilgrims and served them all his life. The citizens of Santo Domingo de La Calzada continue his work and the place you are in now is one of the jewels of the Way. One of the most beautiful and spiritually important places on the Camino…

You know sometimes we have to accept failure to be able to continue. This is what happened to me in 2011. I started in Lourdes that year and in Estrella, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to finish the Way on time. Personally, I found it very hard to accept. But as soon as I did, I was given the strength to finish my Camino. And I did. On time. Miracles happen if we let them.
 

Glenshiro

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy - Burgos, Camino Frances (2012 - 2018)
#17
I strongly recommend the Burgos-Madrid route - far greater choice of flights from Madrid than Bilbao.

Autobuses Jimenez have a regular service (1h 5m, including Sundays) from Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Burgos (worth at least a day in itself) from where ALSA buses will take you direct to Madrid airport (2h 30m)

Hope you get home ok, and come back when you're ready.
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
#18
Despite your pain and frustration, please don't do anything extreme (i.e., immediately going home). You entered into this journey for a reason, and that needs to be addressed still. Sometimes these medical issues are the Camino's way of getting our attention, teaching us our lessons, and persuading us to change our course. Please attend to this. You may benefit from several rest days (or even a rest week), or a series of much shorter days (less than 10 km), or several days of pack-transport.

There is more than one response to pain. On the Camino, as in Life.
 
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Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#19
You may benefit from several rest days (or even a rest week), or a series or much shorter days (less than 10 km), or several days of pack-transport.

There is more than one response to pain. On the Camino, as in Life.
Very good suggestion, @Bruno Bodnar . Let us know what you end up deciding.
 
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C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
#20
I counsel a rest day or three, including a visit to the local Centro de Salud (Health Center), like first thing Monday morning. They will assess and advise based on a doctor's opinion.

As others have said, many a Camino has been saved by simply staying off the hurt foot for a day or two, and following medical advice, resuming their trek west. You invested so much time and treasure to get as far as you have.

Please do not pull the plug until you have explored all available options. Getting to a plane to go home is only one option...the 'nuclear option' if you will. Please do not employ it lightly.

Other credible options while healing include, skipping a segment using a regular bus. This moves you closer to Santiago, while allowing time for a foot to heal. It maintains your line-of-march on the Camino, and does not affect your getting a Compostela for the effort, so long as you DO walk the final 100 Km into Santiago.

Finally, if you do consider all this helpful advice, mine included (hopefully), and still feel that ending this Camino is the right thing to do, make sure you have sellos in your credencials from Calzada... You will be back. When you do return, simply continue walking from Calzada towards Santiago. Many pilgrims complete a pilgrimage in sections, doing a bit on each trip.

It is not uncommon to see a credencial will sello evidence of constant progression along a Camino route or two, but broken into more than one chronologically continuous stream. Three or four trips to finish is not at all uncommon for Europeans. For them, logistical issues are relatively simpler.

Carefully preserve your extant credencials... they can be reused when you rejoin the Camino...you will.

But for the rest of us who must travel from different continents to get to start a Camino, we are usually all in and committed for the duration due to cost and time issues. You did not indicate where you traveled from. So, I will presume from a land far distant...

Those of us in this tranche are very clever at finding ways to obtain medical advice, physiotherapy, pharmacist advice and the help of other pilgrims to keep us on the Camino, and pointed inthe right direction...

I sincerely hope this works out for you.
 

NancyLee

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
First Camino Mar-April 2018
#21
I am so sad to hear your foot pain story and your decision to go home. In March, I also hit a wall in Torres de Rio with acceles tendinitis (day 6) after hard days struggling with the elements. It was heartbreaking to see my friends move forward and to get a cab to lagrona, bus to Pamplona and subsequent flights to Madrid and Paris, Toronto, then home. In all this, I was dependent on the kindness of airline staff as I could not walk. Three weeks after physiotherapy as well as profound grief after my Camino dream shattered (lost a doggie to cancer just before I left for Camino to compound my grief), the healing began. I am a runner and I just started running (more walking) a couple weeks ago and hope to pick up where I left off and complete Camino next fall. My daily distances will be shorter, my boots less rigid (maybe sandals!) and I look forward to the routine, ebb and flow, and fellowship of Camino!
Buen Camino Friends
BTW - I read a book after I returned home stating 15% complete Camino first attempt. That was somewhat comforting!
 
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(2001) (2018)
#23
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
 
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Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#24
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
Yes!!! Very delighted. I am so sorry you are not near Davebugg. I would love a forum member to find him and give him a real forum hug from everyone.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP - Finisterre (2005) ; LePuy - Muxia (2007) ; Porto - SC. (2009) planning Lourdes- SC (2018)
#25
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
So glad to hear. It was very hard for me to accept that I could not carry my pack, but accepting my limitations got me as far as I did (one day off now). I also had to take a bus on a couple of days my husband walked on, and I had a back up plan to start again from Astorga - but things turned out much better than that... I’m thanking those who prayed for me and blessed me... I know it worked. I very much wish you the same or better. Buen Camino.
 
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Francés five times, Madrid two days, Ingles once.
#26
There are wonderful farmacias along the Camino which can help to triage people's health issues. Frequently they can provide exactly the right thing to give you relief, other times they will refer you to the nearest Centro de Salud (there is an excellent one in SantoDomingo!!).
Also, in León and Burgos there are professional massage people who have a wealth of experience along the Camino, just ask at hotels, pharmacies, albergues where to find them. Several of them speak English.
Remember, also, that sometimes all you need is rest, to walk more slowly, carry less weight or send your pack ahead, and don't walk so far. You may lose track of your new friends, but your WILL meet MANY others!!
Buen Camino!
 

Vicki M.

New Member
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Walked the Camino from Saint-Jacques to Santiago de Compostela. (Sept-Oct 2017)
#27
We are in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and need to find the easiest way to get to a major airport or train station.
Due to foot problems we have had to abandon our walk at stage #10 in Santo Domingo
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Just read this. I don’t know how bad is the foot problem. I hope you will be able to find an Albergue nearby and a farmacia. The farmacia will help you and will not charge you except maybe the bandage and ointment. God bless,
 
Camino(s) past & future
Caminos Madrid, Frances and Finisterre (2015)
Camino Norte-2017; Camino Ingles from A Coruna - 2017
#28
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
While you're resting in Leon, you might want to seek out the services of an osteopath.

Earlier this year when I was finishing up the VDLP-Camino Sanabres, I started having a lot of pain in my lower leg, fortunately on the last day. After I hobbled into Santiago and stubbornly persisted in also walking the Camino dos Faros, I returned home and checked in with my chiropractor. In less than a minute he figured out that my problem was due to a misaligned bone in my foot which was aggravating the tendon in my lower leg. A quick adjustment and the problem was solved, never (at least yet) to return. The point being that an osteopath might be able to assess if alignment issues are contributing to your pain and offer assistance accordingly.

Buen Camino.
 

Kat Kostrzewska

Online guide https://caminodesantiagobybike.co.uk
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018), Via Tolosana (2012) Camino Norte (2014)
#29
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
Good news Bruno! Buen Camino to both of you
 

Glenshiro

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy - Burgos, Camino Frances (2012 - 2018)
#30
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
Good for you - that's the spirit! Ultreia - and good luck!
 
Camino(s) past & future
St. Francis Route 2017
#33
Last year, in late April and early May, I walked off and on with Rick from Boston who was experiencing horrific problems with his feet. His pain was excruciating. On day 13 in Azofra, his bunioned, blistered, and bloody feet reached their limit. Rick did not think a string of rest days in one place was going to help. We said goodbye as he boarded a bus for Burgos, and from there to Madrid, and home. The bravery he displayed through his suffering stayed with me throughout my own journey to Santiago. I was reminded of the sadness of that day when I saw your post, Bruno. You are brave, and I admire your decision to keep going. Perhaps we'll see each other one day in Nanaimo. Buen Camino to you and your wife. John
 
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walked Camino Frances 2012, future June 26 2016 / Burgos to Santiago July 2017 future Camino Fran
#34
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
Great news you and your good lady will be all the better for it ,.....Pilgrims Progress, enjoy your Camino.
 
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May and October 2015
(2015 October)
June 2018 Portuguese
#35
While you're resting in Leon, you might want to seek out the services of an osteopath.

Earlier this year when I was finishing up the VDLP-Camino Sanabres, I started having a lot of pain in my lower leg, fortunately on the last day. After I hobbled into Santiago and stubbornly persisted in also walking the Camino dos Faros, I returned home and checked in with my chiropractor. In less than a minute he figured out that my problem was due to a misaligned bone in my foot which was aggravating the tendon in my lower leg. A quick adjustment and the problem was solved, never (at least yet) to return. The point being that an osteopath might be able to assess if alignment issues are contributing to your pain and offer assistance accordingly.

Buen Camino.

I see my chiropractor regularly while at home and find the "maintenance" treatment invaluable. He would want me to call attention to the fact that "Osteopath" and "Chiropractor" are different professions, though both do work with bones and joints.
 
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Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
#36
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions.
Super news, you two! It cheers my day to read it.
That's the spirit- slowly slowly...and finding a way forward. It'll get you there, one way or another. Leon is a lovely place with all manner of medical support.
(There is a thread here that has lots of good ideas for places to stay in Leon, BTW...)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Caminos Madrid, Frances and Finisterre (2015)
Camino Norte-2017; Camino Ingles from A Coruna - 2017
#37
I see my chiropractor regularly while at home and find the "maintenance" treatment invaluable. He would want me to call attention to the fact that "Osteopath" and "Chiropractor" are different professions, though both do work with bones and joints.
For whatever reason, chiropractic is not widely available in Spain which is why I suggested an osteopath instead.
 
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May and October 2015
(2015 October)
June 2018 Portuguese
#38
For whatever reason, chiropractic is not widely available in Spain which is why I suggested an osteopath instead.
Of course. Wise move. I simply wanted to call attention to the fact that the terms are not interchangeable; the practices have some differences. And both face some push-back at times from the medical community, here in the US.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#39
Update!

Thanks to all who wrote, for your support and encouragement, and inspiration!
We stayed in Santo Domingo today, Sunday, and went to the cathedral, stopped for drinks at a cafe and watched as other pilgrims started to come in from their long day’s walk.
We have decided NOT to abandon this after all and appreciate GREATLY the many suggestions. So...we have formulated plan B to bus to Leon and rest and recover there for a few days and then walk shorter distances, 10-12km. And if that still proves too difficult, plan C is to bus to Sarria and do the same distances plus forward my wife’s backpack ahead each day so she doesn’t have the extra weight to carry.
Thanks ALL! And beun Camino again!
Delighted! All my best wishes :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2001) (2018)
#40
Update 2.0
We are on the bus to Leon for R&R.
My partners foot problems, other than the blisters which have healed, sharp heel pain after about an hour’s walking. We are going to be looking for better shoes in Leon before bussing to Sarria on Friday.

I can’t find a bus that goes to Sarria. Bus schedules only seem to go as far as Baralla.
We met someone who told us they had heard of a “pilgrim bus” but I can’t find any mention of it. Does anyone have a suggestion how to get to Sarria? Taxi from Baralla?
 
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CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
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(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
#42
Update 2.0
We are on the bus to Leon for R&R.
My partners foot problems, other than the blisters which have healed, sharp heel pain after about an hour’s walking. We are going to be looking for better shoes in Leon before bussing to Sarria on Friday.

I can’t find a bus that goes to Sarria. Bus schedules only seem to go as far as Baralla.
We met someone who told us they had heard of a “pilgrim bus” but I can’t find any mention of it. Does anyone have a suggestion how to get to Sarria? Taxi from Baralla?
If you need a Physio in Leon, these guys are really good. Sanasport. Just get your hotel to call and make a booking.
http://robscamino.com/2015/22nd-of-may-another-day-off-recuperating-in-leon/
Went there in 2015 and again this year in May.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues March 2019
#43
Of course. Wise move. I simply wanted to call attention to the fact that the terms are not interchangeable; the practices have some differences. And both face some push-back at times from the medical community, here in the US.
I believe that an osteopath is a doctor who has an MD from going to medical school and then specializes in osteopathy. The chiropractor goes to chiropractor school but it is not med school.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Leon to Santiago June 2019
#44
We are in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and need to find the easiest way to get to a major airport or train station.
Due to foot problems we have had to abandon our walk at stage #10 in Santo Domingo
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
So sorry to hear you have had to leave. I am aiming to do my first Camino from Leon to Santiago next June. We shall see what that brings forth - hopefully joy
 
Camino(s) past & future
2015 -SJPP- Santiago .Oct/Nov
2017 -Porto to Santiago.Oct
2017- Santiago- Finesterre. Nov
#45
Good luck with it all . I am on my third Camino and accidently broke a toe in a silly innocuous accident just before Ponferrada . I have therefore abandoned this Camino and took a bus to Santiago .. i achieved everything I needed to learn . I have walked over 1500. Kms in Spain over the last few years in Spain and Portugal and I feel ok about it all -in fact I feel fantastic . It has been a massive learning g curve and achievement for me .I've achieved everything I needed to achieve -I have now learnt when to go and when to it is right to stop to avoid more damage . The Camino teaches us many lessons and we just need to be open to it all - whatever may arise - we can learn and move forward - each persons Camino is unique . I feel that the Camino de Santiago is a physical metaphor for the Camino of life . We do what we can when we are able & learn where our strengths and limitations are for each stage of life . I wish you well in the Camino of life -where we truly find our own pathway . Buen Camino
 
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2016 Sjpp to Sdc. 2017 Lisbon to Sdc to Finisterre. 2018 ?
#46
Good luck with it all . I am on my third Camino and accidently broke a toe in a silly innocuous accident just before Ponferrada .
Mark - if you haven't already done so, consider getting a bone density scan done if you can.

My story - My dog woke me up wanting to urgently do widdles in the middle of the night. I broke a toe putting on a pair of slippers hurriedly in the dark and thought nothing of it apart from the 'big ouch' factor. Went to work the next day - had to because it was Day 1 of a Federal Government Audit and I'd been working in a very large organisation for six months preparing staff for the audit. (My boss at the time was livid beyond belief at this news until I emailed a photo of the toe and a doctors certificate)

Anyway, by lunchtime that day, I was unable to continue concentrating due to pain, and reluctantly went to a doctor who ordered rest and a bone density scan.

The cause was ostepenia at age 51 - my bones were weakening heading towards eventual osteoporosis. 15 years later, no more broken bones, two Caminos under the belt and more planned.

Buen Camino to you too

Graham
 
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Thanks again to everyone for your advice and encouragement, it enabled us to get to Sarria and complete the last 117km to Santiago in 5 days. Some problems and pain but able to continue despite.

We arrived in Santiago Oct 12. Stayed an extra day to R&R and catch a flight to Barcelona, to Pisa for more R&R.

I have several tips and suggestions which I will post in another theme, but just want to add here for anyone starting or contemplating starting, there is a “travel agent” in the pilgrim’s office in Santiago that can help with most travel arrangements to get home or anywhere else.

Thanks again, and beun Camino!
 

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