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COVID New lockdown affecting Camino del Norte

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trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)

SabineP

Camino = Gratitude + Compassion.
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some and then more. see my signature.
These are the municipalities. Copy and paste from La Voz de Galicia.
Los concellos afectados por la medida son Alfoz, Barreiros, Burela, Cervo, Foz, Lourenzá, Mondoñedo, Ourol, Ribadeo, Trabada, O Valadouro, O Vicedo, Viveiro y Xove. Suponen el 21 % de la población de la provincia de Lugo.

 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
This new outbreak of covid is very disturbing news.
I wasn't aware that some areas of Spain had already "tried" going back to the "old normal" and only now are once again restricting restaurants and bars to 50% capacity, group meetings of 10 persons or less, and requiring masks.
EDIT- They shouldn't have thrown all the rules out the window in the first place...now back to square one.
 
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FSP

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Frances(13)
Portuguese & Finisterre(16)
Norte & Muxia(18)
Olvidado&Salvador&Primitivo(20??)
That one follows the major lockdown in the lleida province. I'm not sure if the lockdown in lleida impacts any traditional camino routes but these incidents along with those in other countries trying to reopen certainly show just how precarious the situation really is and how quickly the gains made can be lost.

 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
That one follows the major lockdown in the lleida province. I'm not sure if the lockdown in lleida impacts any traditional camino routes but these incidents along with those in other countries trying to reopen certainly show just how precarious the situation really is and how quickly the gains made can be lost.

Yes, and as much as pilgrims like to disconnect from the outside world while on Camino, it's important to pay attention to ongoing news.
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
This does not bode well for 2020.

Yes - but it’s still a big step forwards from shutting the entire country down. It does seem that the ‘local lockdown’ is going to be a feature of the foreseeable future in Europe.

Meanwhile, time spent at home worrying doesn’t get added to your expected lifespan. I believe that my drive to and from the airport would still be the most risky part of a three week walk in Spain, including the two flights.
 

OzAnnie

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Camino(s) past & future
'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
This does not bode well for 2020.
it’s still a big step forwards from shutting the entire country down. It does seem that the ‘local lockdown’ is going to be a feature of the foreseeable future in Europe.
.. Henry, just a thought? at end of February I was scheduled to fly into Italy on mar2. At that time I was tempted to continue as there were only a few areas in northern Italy under lockdown and I had at that time thought ‘ oh that’s way above where I’m starting /Siena’. However the thought of not getting out of Italy on 17th March made me change my flight to head to Madrid. Even so., with the changes each day - lockdown in spain of March 14 had me on a return flight to Oz on that day.

I would love to get back to finish my caminos but .... right now ... Australia is safest place for me.
Annie
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
A bit selfish don't you think Henry, but whatever floats your boat, thank god you were not about for the bubonic plague.
Clearly we are at liberty to make our own decisions within the bounds of the law.

Having recently been prohibited, travel from the UK to Spain is now possible without quarantine and facilities are progressively reopening.

From the point at which it’s legal, it’s a personal decision based to some extent on individual risk vs reward.

Your opinion may vary, which is fine. If we all thought the same it would be a boring world.

But: selfish? No more than most.
 

Sean Lad

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2010 to 2019 walked total of 31 caminos
Back in the bunker
or go and bring tent
food drink pharmacy essentials how without contact with other people
tents so where do you shower. Bank to bunker
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Back in the bunker
or go and bring tent
food drink pharmacy essentials how without contact with other people
tents so where do you shower. Bank to bunker
That is alot of caminos you have walked. How do I get that job???:);)
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
This does not bode well for 2020.
Not to be a pessimist but I don't think things will be looking up until there is an effective vaccine and a very. very large percentage of the population gets it. There was just a study released today from Spain and other studies who have shown there is idea of herd immunity is probably not achievable as antibody tests show only small number of people who were infected are showing antibodies and even those who have antibodies there is no indication so far as to how long they will be in a body's immune system. But I am sure hope we have a breakthrough much sooner. There are millions of people suffering throughout the world. The long term effects of the virus on people who have recovered and what the effects are still almost completely unknown even on people who were asymptomatic. It is mind boggling.
 

biarritzdon

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Camino(s) past & future
CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF&CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF&CP17, CdN18, CM18, CF18, LePuy19
it56ny-I completely agree with you. Of course, as an American I am prohibited from leaving the US to go to any country expect for possibly some small island in the Caribbean that is starving for tourist dollars.
The herd here is running amok. I feel the same way about a vaccine and don't plan to fly anywhere until there is some assurance that most other passengers were vaccinated.
The large population of anti-vaxxers and face mask deniers would rather see us all die as they push their agenda for their God-given, constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of their own happiness and the ability do as they as they please at the cost to everyone else. I guess that makes me a socialist.
 

nycwalking

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Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
it56ny-I completely agree with you. Of course, as an American I am prohibited from leaving the US to go to any country expect for possibly some small island in the Caribbean that is starving for tourist dollars.
The herd here is running amok. I feel the same way about a vaccine and don't plan to fly anywhere until there is some assurance that most other passengers were vaccinated.
The large population of anti-vaxxers and face mask deniers would rather see us all die as they push their agenda for their God-given, constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of their own happiness and the ability do as they as they please at the cost to everyone else. I guess that makes me a socialist.
Sad and crazy, isn’t it!
 

Sean Lad

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2010 to 2019 walked total of 31 caminos
That is alot of caminos you have walked. How do I get that job???:);)
Get old like me. I retired and started caminos 2010
Average 3 caminos per year but none so far this year also only 2 hours flight to Biarritz Bilbao Santander Santiago Porto Lisbon Valencia
And a good pension
 

biarritzdon

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF&CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF&CP17, CdN18, CM18, CF18, LePuy19
Pretty much the same for me, I retired and bought an apartment in Biarritz in 2010. I have walked for 9 years until this year. It is impossible to fly to fly to France or Spain from the US at the moment and I don't expect that to change anytime soon.
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Get old like me. I retired and started caminos 2010
Average 3 caminos per year but none so far this year also only 2 hours flight to Biarritz Bilbao Santander Santiago Porto Lisbon Valencia
And a good pension
I am retired too but unfortunately don't have a great pension. It is pretty good butttttt!! Good for you and when you can keep going and going and going. Have you walked any of the less traveled routes? If you have I as well as others would love to hear from a veteran like you.
 

peregrina2000

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I thought I would add this article, just to highlight how complicated walking now might be. Though the lockdown has ended in some of these towns, travel between some of the towns is ok, but not with others.

The situation will be reviewed in 5 days. The trajectory does seem positive, but anyone currently walking has to be ready for anything.


 
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