A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Luggage Transfer Correos

Now this is 'Serious' Training!

Camino Badges

Robo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
As some may know, even after 3 Caminos I am yet to 'enjoy' the communal living aspects of shared accommodation :oops:

Yes I feel like a total fraud!
A touragrino! I admit it.

My name is Robo and I'm a 'slack packer' Pilgrim......... :oops:

I have all the excuses under the sun. I snore, I get up in the night, I spent too many years sleeping in Military dormitories, I can afford a private room so why not? And yet I know these are mere excuses ......... 😞

If I want to walk the VdlP as my next Camino, I will need to use Albergues as sometimes there will be no other option.

So I should 'embrace' this opportunity! 🙂

This is a chance to change my ways, throw off the excuses, and experience a Camino as it should be experienced 🤔

So I have adapted and added to my training regime!

Here is my new bed at home! 😜

61124


I have to say the top bunk is a real pain to get into!
Arthritic knees!
 

NorthernLight

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
When you are having your training sessions, are you inviting random scruffy strangers to use the other bunk? and to move about squeekily as much as they desire?

It's a terrific effort you are making, but I think you are doing a far nobler service to the cause by sleeping in private rooms as much as you do. And, Alfonso and Isabella and Fernando did not share their rooms when they went on their pilgrimages. So you are very authentic.

😁
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
As some may know, even after 3 Caminos I am yet to 'enjoy' the communal living aspects of shared accommodation :oops:

Yes I feel like a total fraud!
A touragrino! I admit it.

My name is Robo and I'm a 'slack packer' Pilgrim......... :oops:

I have all the excuses under the sun. I snore, I get up in the night, I spent too many years sleeping in Military dormitories, I can afford a private room so why not? And yet I know these are mere excuses ......... 😞

If I want to walk the VdlP as my next Camino, I will need to use Albergues as sometimes there will be no other option.

So I should 'embrace' this opportunity! 🙂

This is a chance to change my ways, throw off the excuses, and experience a Camino as it should be experienced 🤔

So I have adapted and added to my training regime!

Here is my new bed at home! 😜

View attachment 61124


I have to say the top bunk is a real pain to get into!
Arthritic knees!
But you cheated! Your sleeping bag is on the bottom bunk.
I would love to host you in the pilgrim donativo in Najera: 92 pilgrims in bunk beds in the same room, and the excess of beds often causes pilgrims to get a little closer than comfortable. Of course, as a hospitalera I shall have my own bed in a separate room. Look in if you are passing through in the second half of September.
 

NorthernLight

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
But you cheated! Your sleeping bag is on the bottom bunk.
I would love to host you in the pilgrim donativo in Najera: 92 pilgrims in bunk beds in the same room, and the excess of beds often causes pilgrims to get a little closer than comfortable. Of course, as a hospitalera I shall have my own bed in a separate room. Look in if you are passing through in the second half of September.
Is it only 92? I would have sworn it was closer to 300.
 

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
Robo, you can be very humorous. Thanks for giving me an early morning laugh! Your bunk area is far too clean though. You must take everything out of your backpack and throw the items randomly around your bunk on the floor so you can trip over them on your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.😁
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2017
"Grandma, why does Grandpa get to sleep in the new bunkbeds that are supposed to be for us?"
"A difficult question to answer, my darlings; you'll have to ask him. He says it has something to do with training."
"Training for what, Grandma?"
"Grandpa is going on a long walk."
"Why can't he train in his own bed? He promised the bunkbeds were ours when we come visit."
"There there. Let me dry your eyes. Say, how about a nice ice cream?"
"Oh, Grandma, you're the best!"

And thus began the long journey of Robo...
 

MichelleElynHogan

Veteran Member
As some may know, even after 3 Caminos I am yet to 'enjoy' the communal living aspects of shared accommodation :oops:

Yes I feel like a total fraud!
A touragrino! I admit it.

My name is Robo and I'm a 'slack packer' Pilgrim......... :oops:

I have all the excuses under the sun. I snore, I get up in the night, I spent too many years sleeping in Military dormitories, I can afford a private room so why not? And yet I know these are mere excuses ......... 😞

If I want to walk the VdlP as my next Camino, I will need to use Albergues as sometimes there will be no other option.

So I should 'embrace' this opportunity! 🙂

This is a chance to change my ways, throw off the excuses, and experience a Camino as it should be experienced 🤔

So I have adapted and added to my training regime!

Here is my new bed at home! 😜

View attachment 61124


I have to say the top bunk is a real pain to get into!
Arthritic knees!
Ha!! Another excuse, though most may allow it. I was looking at this story through a Drill Sergeant's eyes. "Are you looking for a DOR, Soldier?"
 

Bob P

Member
Camino(s) past & future
First timer, leaving April 3rd from SJPDP
But you cheated! Your sleeping bag is on the bottom bunk.
I would love to host you in the pilgrim donativo in Najera: 92 pilgrims in bunk beds in the same room, and the excess of beds often causes pilgrims to get a little closer than comfortable. Of course, as a hospitalera I shall have my own bed in a separate room. Look in if you are passing through in the second half of September.
The
But you cheated! Your sleeping bag is on the bottom bunk.
I would love to host you in the pilgrim donativo in Najera: 92 pilgrims in bunk beds in the same room, and the excess of beds often causes pilgrims to get a little closer than comfortable. Of course, as a hospitalera I shall have my own bed in a separate room. Look in if you are passing through in the second half of September.
The pilgrims donativo in Najera is one of my fondest memories on the Camino! The hospitalera from India had a guitar, we had 2 Italians that played and sang. We sang and danced for hours in the communal area. Big shared meal cooking, lots of wine, fantastic host and hostess, great experience in HUGE room of bunks. A memory I will never forget!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2017,Camino Primitivo 2018, Camino Finisterre/Muxía 2018 Camino del Norte 2019
As some may know, even after 3 Caminos I am yet to 'enjoy' the communal living aspects of shared accommodation :oops:

Yes I feel like a total fraud!
A touragrino! I admit it.

My name is Robo and I'm a 'slack packer' Pilgrim......... :oops:

I have all the excuses under the sun. I snore, I get up in the night, I spent too many years sleeping in Military dormitories, I can afford a private room so why not? And yet I know these are mere excuses ......... 😞

If I want to walk the VdlP as my next Camino, I will need to use Albergues as sometimes there will be no other option.

So I should 'embrace' this opportunity! 🙂

This is a chance to change my ways, throw off the excuses, and experience a Camino as it should be experienced 🤔

So I have adapted and added to my training regime!

Here is my new bed at home! 😜

View attachment 61124


I have to say the top bunk is a real pain to get into!
Arthritic knees!
Love this and also prefer private rooms for all the same reasons but occasionally staying in albergues has definitely provided some memorable moments.
Planning to walk VdlP next year so might see you there.
 

Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo, Norte, Francés, Volunteer Hospitalero.
Great idea!!!

Let me help you a little!

Here you have some snores !!


Enjoy your training!! 😂
 

Book your lodging here

Get e-mail updates from Casa Ivar (Forum + Forum Store content)




Advertisement

Booking.com

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 15 1.4%
  • February

    Votes: 6 0.6%
  • March

    Votes: 43 4.0%
  • April

    Votes: 162 15.2%
  • May

    Votes: 261 24.6%
  • June

    Votes: 81 7.6%
  • July

    Votes: 21 2.0%
  • August

    Votes: 22 2.1%
  • September

    Votes: 304 28.6%
  • October

    Votes: 129 12.1%
  • November

    Votes: 13 1.2%
  • December

    Votes: 6 0.6%
Top