Seriously, the Nascente is made for you - countryside walking mostly in the Alentejo with pretty landscapes (walking along the Guadiana, the view from Evoramonte, the spectacular Tejo crossing, mountains in the Beiras), historic places (15 castles!) and no other pilgrims! Looking forward to seeing what @gracethepilgrim thinks when she starts it in late August to have another perspective.Hoping to walk from Tavira someday, even though at my age I should just stop adding caminos to my list!
Nothing set in stone yet. We tend to chose out of the ones we're most interested in based on what time we have available and which month(s) seem most suitable. At the moment we are trying to sort out what the second half of this year looks like, and there probably won't be another camino except for possibly a sneaky little Inglés in September. There's still so much uncertainty surrounding the future in terms of travel (which has a big impact on Wendy's work/availability in particular) but at this stage it looks like we'll have a window next June, which seems perfect for the long-threatened Olvidado-Invierno combination! Or if Wendy's April/May tours are cancelled or postponed, then that opens up the possibility of a long southern camino (Mozárabe-VdlP).Nick and Wendy - do have another camino in the planning stages as yet, or is this something you’ll decide down the track? (Please excuse the obvious pun!). If you do, it would be terrific to hear which camino might be the next one.
Thank you! Yes, you would need more Portuguese than the CP, for sure. It's a bit hard for us to say exactly how much but a lot of the people you deal with are older and in very rural areas, so it's natural that they wouldn't speak much/any English. Very, very few times on the Nascente (maybe three times) did someone switch to English with us or even indicate that they spoke English. I remember several occasions when people, detecting that we were foreigners, first asked us in Portuguese if we spoke Portuguese, which I took as a sign that they didn't speak English. Hopefully this doesn't turn potential pilgrims off because people are very friendly and eager to help so I think the language barrier can be overcome. Let's see how Grace goes on the Nascente later this summer!A wonderful interview. I was curious about how much Portuguese I would need to speak - I assume quite a lot along the Nacente.
Thank you so much! I will hopefully put up some new content on the site, as well as starting the second season of the podcast, this week and next.This was indeed 5*! I also enjoy and share your website frequently.
No pressure But what a bar you two have set. Not sure if I’ll make it to SdC but I’ll give it a red hot go. Cheers GraceSeriously, the Nascente is made for you - countryside walking mostly in the Alentejo with pretty landscapes (walking along the Guadiana, the view from Evoramonte, the spectacular Tejo crossing, mountains in the Beiras), historic places (15 castles!) and no other pilgrims! Looking forward to seeing what @gracethepilgrim thinks when she starts it in late August to have another perspective.