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On the road again (+Levante & Sanabres)


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KinkyOne

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Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
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Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#1
Howdy there!

It happened that I couldn't do it last year (medical & judicial issues - no, I wasn't arrested for my moniker :D otherwise I would ask @peregrina2000 to defend me) but something beautiful happened to me this year. Won't go into details.

First the plan was to walk Via Augusta followed with Via de la Plata and Sanabres but two days after the decision my father suffered brain stroke. I can't leave my family for 2,5 months alone with him so I decided on shorter combo. That's why I'm posting this here:
- Camino de Madrid: Tres Cantos - Cercedilla & Segovia - Villeguillo
- Camino de Levante: Medina del Campo - Zamora
- VdlP: Zamora - La Granja de Moreruela,
- Sanabres: La Granja de Moreruela - Santiago dC
- Finisterre & Muxia afterwards.

Start on April 19th from Madrid so feel free to jump in with new info if you'd be few days ahead or give heads up where we can meet! We would love to share a drink or two.

I really do hope to see some of you!
 
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KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#2
Oh, just to add...
Rough plan is to be in Zamora by May 1st, in Ourense May 17th, Santiago May 24th and Fisterra May 30th. We're going "home" on June 6th from Madrid.
 

peregrina2000

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#3
Kinky, we have missed you. The work on the Invierno revisions was just not as much fun without being able to bicker with you about tiny details. ;). But on a serious note, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I am glad that you have found a way to combine camino with family obligations -- I remember when my mom was very ill, she was most insistent that I stick with my camino plans. Life is short.

I'll have to look at a map, but I get the general idea. Explain your Madrid to Levante crossover. I know we have talked about that on several other threads. I remember thinking that Santa Maria la Real de Nieva to Arevalo would be a good spot to do it -- all on country roads, and Arevalo is such a great little town. But I can't find Vileguillo on a map, so I can't see what you are planning to do!

So glad you are back on the forum and so glad that some good things have been happening, too.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#4
Hi, Laurie :)

From Villeguillo to Medina del Campo is 30km on tarmac road and we plan to hitch hike or take a taxi for that stretch. Not much AG tracks that run along mentioned road I could find on maps. My time this year is very limited and I already walked these routes so I have no problem with skipping parts of it.

Villeguillo is a small village with nice renovated albergue with fully equipped kitchen. And Bar Calimero, possibly the funniest bar I was in on all of my Caminos. And I have been in a few, believe me, hahaha.

Don't know how much I'll be back on the forum though. I have to check if anything changed (for the betterr) in "I shouldn't mention who's" policy. That was really a huuuge put off for me. But I posted this just because I like to see the faces behind the names.

Have a nice day!
 
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NualaOC

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Francés, Inglés, Finisterre/Muxia, Baztanés x2, Primitivo, Norte and hopefully many more.
#5
Great to see you back here @KinkyOne - so sorry to hear about you Dad. I'm sure it has been a tough time for your family.

Whenever you post about a Camino plan I get itchy feet and want to explore a new route! Wising you well with your planning and your walking. And how nice that something beautiful happened to you this year!
 

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KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#6
Great to see you back here @KinkyOne - so sorry to hear about you Dad. I'm sure it has been a tough time for your family.

Whenever you post about a Camino plan I get itchy feet and want to explore a new route! Wising you well with your planning and your walking. And how nice that something beautiful happened to you this year!
Yeah, well, it won't be a discovery of a new route this year but I'm very much looking forward to do some of already walked again. Nice memories from all four routes (Madrid, Levante, Sanabres & Finisterre) for me.
You changed your avatar photo. Much better :)

Any Camino plans this year?
 

NualaOC

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Francés, Inglés, Finisterre/Muxia, Baztanés x2, Primitivo, Norte and hopefully many more.
#7
Yeah, well, it won't be a discovery of a new route this year but I'm very much looking forward to do some of already walked again. Nice memories from all four routes (Madrid, Levante, Sanabres & Finisterre) for me.
You changed your avatar photo. Much better :)
Any Camino plans this year?
We've no fixed plans yet, other than walking 'somewhere' for about 3 weeks in June. For the first time since 2013, I don't feel any sense of urgency about that decision.

And re. my avatar photo - I had just stepped off a bus to visit an old Camino friend on the Le Puy route. I was a tourist rather than a sweaty hiker that day!
 

Purky

The Dutch guy
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Breda (Holland) to Santiago (2016)
Camino Ingles (2017)
#8
I'll be in Santiago May 20th, who knows... Sorry to hear the news of your father, I wish you both strength. Buen camino(s).
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#9
I doubt very much that I'll be in SdC earlier than on May 20th, but I plan to post at least the dates when coming to main stops as Zamora, Ourense, SdC etc. So who knows, maybe we meet :)
 

gracethepilgrim

Active Member
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Camino(s) past & future
'03CF, '08VdlP, '12Porto, '14VdlP via Port '15CPI ‘17Levante to Toledo
#10
Woo-hoo, hi Kinky! You are going to have a blast. Sorry I can’t get to Spain this year. Maybe I can ‘live’ vicariously off your adventures instead. Stay in touch if you can (I’ll catch you on Whatsapp too).
What a super itinerary you have planned. I hope you keep notes on your ‘crossover’ point to Levante.
Cheers, Grace
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
Donating Member
#11
Hey Kinky,
Although no details to share with you, I just wanted to pop in and say good to "see" you and hear of your interesting Camino combo.

Wishing you, your family and especially your dad strength, rehabilitation following a stroke is tough.

Cheers
LT
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#13
Thanks for all of your good wishes.
Although we do not practice religion I'm sure some of my "energy" will flow back to my dad. He might not understand what this fixation of mine with Camino is all about but he said I should go. He loves me. And I love him. It's not about Camino only anymore :)
 

OzAnnie

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Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese 2012' ' Frances 2013' ' Norte 2014' 'Salvadore/Primitivo 2015'
#14
Hi Kinky
I love your attitude to life and family. A beautiful relationship. Wishing you a Buen Camino ..
I will be on CM much earlier. Starting with others from forum on March 23

All the best wishes for your Dad and so pleased to read you’ve had good things happening in your life. Very positive.
Annie
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
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Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#15
Hi Kinky
I love your attitude to life and family. A beautiful relationship. Wishing you a Buen Camino ..
I will be on CM much earlier. Starting with others from forum on March 23

All the best wishes for your Dad and so pleased to read you’ve had good things happening in your life. Very positive.
Annie
Hola, Annie,

Thank you very much for your kind words and wishes.
I dream steps on CdM as it is such beautiful Camino. I wish you clear sky and warm weather!
If you need any info you know where to find me :)

K1
 

timr

Active Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Several and counting...
#16
@KinkyOne so very good to see you back here and even better to know you’ll be on the trail. I’m heading Rome-ward for early part of this year and who knows where in the autumn. I finished Madrid this year in November and really would like to walk CF in winter now I think. Buen camino. Tim
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#17
@KinkyOne so very good to see you back here and even better to know you’ll be on the trail. I’m heading Rome-ward for early part of this year and who knows where in the autumn. I finished Madrid this year in November and really would like to walk CF in winter now I think. Buen camino. Tim
Hi, Tim!

Nice to see you're still kickin' ;) Italy is a beautiful country not to mention all the cultural and historical heritage on its soil but I'm drawn to Spain. It's just my kind of country I guess. Wish you Buen Camino too :)
 

alansykes

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Except the Francés
#18
Hi, Laurie :)

From Villeguillo to Medina del Campo is 30km on tarmac road and we plan to hitch hike or take a taxi for that stretch. Not much AG tracks that run along mentioned road I could find on maps. My time this year is very limited and I already walked these routes so I have no problem with skipping parts of it.

Villeguillo is a small village with nice renovated albergue with fully equipped kitchen. And Bar Calimero, possibly the funniest bar I was in on all of my Caminos. And I have been in a few, believe me, hahaha.

Don't know how much I'll be back on the forum though. I have to check if anything changed (for the betterr) in "I shouldn't mention who's" policy. That was really a huuuge put off for me. But I posted this just because I like to see the faces behind the names.

Have a nice day!
Very good to see you here again. I may be doing the camino del Alba and part of the Lana from April 15th for a few weeks until the heat drives me back up my hill, so we will overlap in Spain, but sadly several 100km apart.
 
#19
Dear, KO
Please pass on my regards and best wishes to your father. I had such a lovely time with you both in 2015. Thanks again for your hospitality.

I am delighted to hear that 'something beautiful' has happened for you this past year. May you continue to be blessed!

...Buen camino, for 19 April!

Cheers
LK
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#20
Hi, Alan,
What are the chances to meet (incidentally) @peregrina2000 in the corridor of pension in Leon? I'd say close to none but exactly that happened two years ago. So I guess we have better chances to meet someday :)

Buen Camino!
 

jerbear

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de madrid, camino francis, camino inverino (2012, 2013,2014)
CdM, Francis, San salvador, primativo june 2015 CDM , francis, inverino 2016
Camino madrid, via de Plata. Santiago.
Coast of the dead malpica to muxia
#21
Safe travels my friend
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#22

HeidiL

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. Francés (2004-), C. Portugués, C. de Madrid, 1/2 V. Plata, 1/8 Levante, hospitalera Grado 2016.
#24
Lovely to see you again!

A couple of times you wrote that "we" will walk different routes - are you walking WITH someone this time?

Would love to see you some time, and fully expect our paths to cross some time on one of the lesser-travelled caminos.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#25

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('09, '11 - entire, '14, '16),
Finisterre ('11, '16),
Madrid ('14),
Invierno ('14),
Levante ('15+'??),
Sanabres ('14, '15 - entire),
Muxia ('15),
Bayona ('16),
Salvador ('16),
Ingles ('16)...
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#26
Dear, KO
Please pass on my regards and best wishes to your father. I had such a lovely time with you both in 2015. Thanks again for your hospitality.

I am delighted to hear that 'something beautiful' has happened for you this past year. May you continue to be blessed!

...Buen camino, for 19 April!

Cheers
LK
Nice to hear from you again, LK :)

Dad is thanking for good wishes and is asking when you'll come again for that bone marrow on the bread so he knows when to start preparing the soup :D

Obviously in my case what goes around comes around works. Or better put "pay it forward". It did.
Hope you're OK and that the flute is still working. Otherwise come to Trieste and I'll pick you up ;)
 
#27
...bone marrow on bread... sigh...

...the flute? That one-kilo-lump of metal is hibernating in a red velvet-lined box. The next time we pass the day, I'll Wow your dad with the skill of my humble flûte-a-bec plastique, weightless. Perhaps he can teach me some Slovenian folk songs....

Cheers
 

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