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Camino = Gratitude + Compassion.
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some and then more. see my signature.

Jarrad

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2014
I'm in the same boat. I was hoping that I could make it to Porto in early May, but as of now that does not look realistic. On the up side (if there is one) the situation offers some extra time to get in shape (boy, do I need it!), enjoy the local trails, and consider a new plan for fall of this year or spring of next. With vacation time building up, it also allows me to consider a longer camino, perhaps from Lisbon, and a side trip through Fatima.
 
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cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
Hola @SarahPriestman I was all set to walk from Porto in May last year (2020) now like you it is on the horizon for May/June 2022. We (my brother and I) are aiming to walk the coastal route (at least for the first 4 or 5 days) Should have my COVID19 vaccination by the end of March or early April.
 

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Year of past OR future Camino
2021
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Caminho Portugues (2017)
Frances/Salvador/Primitivo (2021)
Hello All - I am postponing my Porto Camino until 2022, as the news just sounds so terrible. Anyone else have any thoughts on Portugal?
Buen Camino,
Sarah
Sadly, I’ve written off any hope for any Way of the Camino in 2021 -and this was after cancelling for 2020. This was supposed to be a memorial walk for my dear wife whom I lost at the beginning of last year.
Good luck Sarah, and just for right now plan and dream for when it will be safe to go.
 
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2019
Sarah - I too had plans of walking the Coastal Camino in May 2021 - I have just rescheduled to August 2021. Here's hoping the extra 3 months makes a difference (or not). Jungleboy's (aka Nick) posts are a good place to start for updates in Portugal.
 
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2023
Hello All - I am postponing my Porto Camino until 2022, as the news just sounds so terrible. Anyone else have any thoughts on Portugal?
Buen Camino,
Sarah
Planning Porto central 2023, more chance of vaccine taking control and avoid 2022 being holy year extension. Me thinks the Porto will be very busy as alternative to a manic Frances.
 
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Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Planning Porto central 2023, more chance of vaccine taking control and avoid 2022 being holy year extension. Me thinks the Porto will be very busy as alternative to a manic Frances.
Dennis, you have a lot of patience.
 

Lucy Keenan

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2016 Northern Route, 2017 Santiago to Muxia and Fisterra. 2018 Frances, 2018 Ingles, 2019 Portugues
Hello All - I am postponing my Porto Camino until 2022, as the news just sounds so terrible. Anyone else have any thoughts on Portugal?
Buen Camino,
Sarah
Who knows what the situation will be like. Portugal is suffering the worst at yhe moment. Everyone thought spring this year (2021) would be fine for camino-ing. And it really won't. Theres also the worry with different variants. Let's just hope it wont be too long.
 

Roz.K

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Year of past OR future Camino
Coastal Camino Portugues (2019)
From here in Melbourne, Australia, Europe seems very dismal at the moment. Emirates flights are even cancelled on the east coast here. Our March 2020 CP was cancelled, but we do hope to get back to Portugal & Spain in 2022 or 2023. By then, we should have been vaccinated and the covid situation will hopefully, (we pray), have settled down. Fingers crossed!
 

CalgaryLynn

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Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Hello All - I am postponing my Porto Camino until 2022, as the news just sounds so terrible. Anyone else have any thoughts on Portugal?
Buen Camino,
Sarah
Hi - I am all booked and ready to walk late September/early October 2021. I have my vaccination and am able to cancel everything is needed but I am hopeful.
 
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Caminos Francais: 2002, 2012, 2019. (Future Ingles, Primitivo, Portuguese in 2021)
Thunderstorm predictions for mid-Missouri and especially Columbia presented a narrow window of walking opportunity today around 1:00 pm. I was in the middle of a video with dishes in the sink ... and I just strapped on my new Merrels and headed out the door to a route I knew was heavily shaded; if it came to rain, I had foliage to keep the worst of the rain off.

Only, at the very last minute, this Autumn 2021 Porto-Santiago (3 in Spain, a newbie to Portugal) Camino-dreaming gal changed to a different route, one with a bit of elevation, which pilgrims bound to either country know, we really need to work on.

Coming back towards my car, an elderly (well, I am 76) woman walking two charming, friendly dogs paused headed the opporsite direction. When she replied to my question about the dogs, I detected an accent. "Vous etes francaise, par hazard?" "Oh, no, I have been living in Brazil for many years!" I ventured that I had loved my several weeks in Brazil but that I was headed (fingers AND toes crossed) to Portugal in Autumn. And from where did she come from in Portugal?

And if you guessed she wasx born and loved Porto, you would be right.

Sooooo... we chatted and laughed and interrupted each other for a few minutes, until a clear sign from the western heavens indicated the reprise from crashing thunder and very real lightning was baaaack.

We bade farewell. And I thanked ... everyone. Angels, serendipity, perfect timing: the lot.

Who could have predicted that in the middle of a pause in thunderstorms and literally thinking about which Gossamer Gear backpack to take to Portugal, and in the middle of Missouri, I would align to an actual, lovely, native of Portugal?

If you looking for a sign, and you let it go how it comes you, it shall arrive.

Obrigado!
 

Abuelo

Anticipate Spring 2022 Lisbon trek
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Hola @SarahPriestman I was all set to walk from Porto in May last year (2020) now like you it is on the horizon for May/June 2022. We (my brother and I) are aiming to walk the coastal route (at least for the first 4 or 5 days) Should have my COVID19 vaccination by the end of March or early April.
I am planning the same route and time for 2022. Let's stay in touch.
 
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Abuelo

Anticipate Spring 2022 Lisbon trek
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Who knows what the situation will be like. Portugal is suffering the worst at yhe moment. Everyone thought spring this year (2021) would be fine for camino-ing. And it really won't. Theres also the worry with different variants. Let's just hope it wont be too long.
I'm planning on Spring 2022 as well & hope to add Finistere afterward.
 

Canada Wanders

Lost, but making great time...
Year of past OR future Camino
CF 2015
CP 2018
We started our CP in Porto, and after we spent a couple days in Santiago, we returned by bus to spend 3 days exploring this beautiful heritage site. Well worth it, such a pleasant way to end before flying home to ‘reality’.
 

ktchnofdngr

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
September 2013, June 2016, and July 2021(hopefully!)
I've been planning to start the CP from Lisbon beginning of July 2021 and really hoping I don't have to postpone... Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for myself and everyone commenting on this post!!
I just booked my tickets to go in July, and am hoping that it will be possible! Maybe we will see each other there!

Assuming that they open up travel, I will be arriving in Lisbon on July 1st. When will you get there?

Ruth
 

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