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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

alansykes

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Camino(s) past & future
Except the Francés
#1
Greetings from Almería. Today is fiesta in Spain, and mass in the cathedral was standing room only, with the bishop officiating, resplendent in purple. Tomorrow I plan to start a couple of days coastal walk from San José, near the Cabo de Gata natural park. On Friday I'll swim out of the Mediterranean at dawn, as I've started my two previous caminos, joining the mozárabe proper back in Almería. Then Granada, Córdoba and on to Guadalupe. Then we shall see.
 

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george.g

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 10, 11
Norte 12
Vdlp 13
Levante 14
Mozarabe/Malaga 15
Augusta 16
Mozarabe/Almeria 17
#2
Hi Alan.
Best of luck for your camino, you are traveling along some of a route I intend to take in April next year (except I intend to take the Camino Torres from Salamanca) do you intend to post or blogg your progress?
Take care and have a great time.
Regards
George
 

Anniesantiago

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Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#3
Buen Camino, Alan!
 

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Waka

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some but not all, and other routes too.
#6
Have a pleasant and safe journey.

Buen Camino
 

C clearly

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Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Seville-Astorga (Mar 2017). Mozarabe (Apr-May 2018)
#8
Buen camino! Please try to check in here from time to time!
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#9
Enjoy your walk Alan. Sounds great.
 

VNwalking

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2014, 2015)
St Olav/Francés (2016)
Baztanés/Francés (2017)
Ingles (July 2018)
#10
Buen Camino, Alan! You've inspired many of us here...so I'm very glad to know you're out there. Do enjoy the 'we shall see'!
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
Donating Member
#11
Alan, I've been waiting for this post! So looking forward to following you on this year's journey. Wishing you another buen camino.
 

Magwood

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (15 April 2013)
Camino Portuguese (1 May 2014)
Camino Mozárabe from Málaga (8 April 2015)
Camino del Norte & Camino Ingles (April 2016)
#12
Buen Camino - I visited Guadalupe in 2001 on a honeymoon parador tour. I love this beautiful town - unfortunately I can't say the same about the 'ex'!

Looking forward to reading about your Camino - I may well walk from Almeria in 2018.
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
Donating Member
#13
@alansykes I will also chime in to wish you Buen Camino!
Did Granada-Merida exactly two years ago and hope to leave from Almería in the not too distant future, who knows maybe in 2017.
I found the signage a bit iffy between Granada and Córdoba but great after that.
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
Donating Member
#16
Buen Camino amigo - I set out from Cordoba on 6 November - enjoy!
So my geography and my arithmetic skills are both pretty bad, but does this mean you two might run into each other? That would be awesome!

Lucky you, John. I'd love to walk the Mozarabe. Buen camino from Laurie
 

alansykes

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Except the Francés
#18
Almería was worth spending a couple of days pre-camino. Impressive Alcazaba dominating the skyline. San José, on the way to Cabo de Gate, had the slightly hangdog air of many seaside resorts when most people have left. A bit further off, it's apparently possible to visit the Cortijo del Fraile, inspiration for Blood Wedding. The unspoilt bits of the coast are amazing (the spoilt bits are also amazing, for different reasons).

I also ate a lot of very good fish in my 3 days in and around Almería, always a pleasure.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#19
I also ate a lot of very good fish in my 3 days in and around Almería, always a pleasure.
Nice :)
So tomorrow you're off then? Weather for next few days looks promising, highest in mid 20's Centigrade during the day and certainly no torrentail rain ;) Ideal walking conditions.
Ultreia!
 

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