- Camino(s) past & future
- Camino Frances in September 2018 (Sarria to Santiago)
I am doing my first Camino in September. It will be from Sarria to Santiago which I have to do in five walking days and my hotels are pre-booked. The longest day will be from Palas de Rei to Arzua, which is showing as 28.9km. Variables will be the weather and my pace. A pace of 4km/hour would be 7+ hours walking in itself. I have been thinking about how I get the balance right. On one side there will be knowing I have to walk those kilometres to ensure I reach Arzua not too late but also to not over do it physically and, very importantly and fundamentally, to be able to enjoy the journey and who and what I meet along the Way. I would like to be able to enjoy a sit-down lunch as I hope the food will also be part of the experience. So I wondered if those who have done this before had any thoughts about how to approach that day, for example are regular short breaks better than fewer but longer ones? Is an aim to do more in morning that afternoon? Any suggestions about where to stop?