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Primitivo in Christmas

Camino(s) past & future
CF-Finisterra-Muxia 2017; SK Camino Kosiče-Levoča 2017; Norte Mar’18; Ingles Nov’18; VDLP Mar’19
#2
Monday, 17th. in Oviedo. I´ll start the Camino Primitivo. From Oviedo to Santiago, Muxia and Finisterre.
Greetings and Buen Camino.
I´m sorry is en Dicember not in January.
ULTREIA and Merry Christmas!
 

jennysa

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino F 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 C Aragones 2012, 2017 2018 Via Francigena 2016 & 17 Primitivo 2018
#4
Please keep us posted on your progress. I will follow you with great interest. I walked it in June this year. Best wishes for a fantastic Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF Sep/Oct 2015
C Primitivo Sep / Oct 2016
Portugese Fatima Santiago Sep/Oct 2017
VdlP, Muxia 2018
#6
Monday, 17th. in Oviedo. I´ll start the Camino Primitivo. From Oviedo to Santiago, Muxia and Finisterre.
Greetings and Buen Camino.
I´m sorry is en Dicember not in January.
Buen Camino! I hope the weather is kind to you! Looking forward to your updates. The Primativo is very special and my memories of it and the wonderful friends with whom I shared the journey will remain with me always.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#7
Merry Christmas Mikel! Be sure to tell us how it was actually celebrating Christmas on the Camino.
In my four Caminos at Christmas, always the French, I have been from alone to very well accompanied by a good celebration. I never had problems finding accommodation. Just be very careful in preparing each stage to end up in a place with an open Albergue.

MANY ALBERGUES THAT ARE OPEN ALL YEAR INCLUDED WINTER, ARE CLOSED AT NOCHEBUENA Y NOCHEVIEJA!!!!!!!! BE CAREFUL!!!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#8
Please keep us posted on your progress. I will follow you with great interest. I walked it in June this year. Best wishes for a fantastic Camino.
Of course, I will try to inform you of the conditions of the Camino and of the open Albergues.
 
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese,Frances,Norte,Salvador/primitivo,Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, VDLP spring19
#10
Hi Mikel
Sounds so wonderful!
Have you a plan for where you will stop for Christmas Eve. Although it would be wonderful to walk over this period I don’t think I would like to be alone that evening.
Buen Camino
Annie
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#11
Hi Mikel
Sounds so wonderful!
Have you a plan for where you will stop for Christmas Eve. Although it would be wonderful to walk over this period I don’t think I would like to be alone that evening.
Buen Camino
Annie
I hope to spend Nochebuena in Lugo.
 

Nomad Pack

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
French, North, Original and from Andorra through the Pyrenees.
All With mi Burro
#13
Good luck, hope you have good rain gear, Asturias can be very wet over winter. Many church roofs to hide under though, happy walking
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#14
Monday, 17th. in Oviedo. I´ll start the Camino Primitivo. From Oviedo to Santiago, Muxia and Finisterre.
Greetings and Buen Camino.
I´m sorry is en Dicember not in January.
Be Careful Mike , its beautiful and sometimes brutal.
Watch the fog/mist in the early morning
Feliz Navidad
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#19
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#20
[QUOTE = "Thornley, post: 689801, miembro: 3306"] ¿Cuántos en el camino Mikel? [/ QUOTE]
Only tow People, a young man from Canadá and me.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#22
Today a nice day to walk. The weather is perfec. Sunny and chilly. I'm at albergue municipal of Salas, it' s open all year.
I'm alone at albergue.
Buen día para caminar. El tiempo es perfecto. Soleado y fresco. View attachment 50034
Mikel, sorry i can’t greet you properly in Euskera, nor can I get my keyboard to adapt to the Spanish keyboard. Wishing you the good fortune to find company and your 12 grapes for noche buena, and a safe and buen camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#29
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#32
Otro día perfecto. Buen tiempo, bonitos paisajes y a veces la compañía de una joven peregrina.
En el albergue de Grandas, tres peregrinos: Una joven española, un hombre de Argentina y yo.. Una multitud. jajajajajajaja
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Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#33
Magnificent
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#34
Today Christmas Eve, in new albergue of the Xunta, at Fonsagrada in center city.
Five pilgrims, one woman from Romania, three young boys from San Sebastián, Spain and me. The weather is perfec. Sunny and warm.

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Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#41
The tranquility is over.
Enjoy their company ,
Plenty of places to stay before or after the "Registered " JB's resting places;)
You know the rules old timer.
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances [08 ]Portuguese [09 ]Le Puy[10] Norte[ 11] Madrid [12] Figeac - Pamplona [13] Mont Saint Michel - Bordeaux / St Palais - Pamplona [14] Moissac -Burgos [15] , Norte to Oviedo and then Primitivo [16]
Le Puy to Moissac and Dax to Santo Domingo
#46
Today at Santa Irene 3 Km. Before O Pedrouzo.
Albergue Santa Irene four pilgrims, albergue O Pedrouzo crowded.
Tomorrow in Santiago. View attachment 50261
Don't tell them where to stop Mikel , they all have JB's book with stages.
Enjoy the walk into the city , find a hot bath and have a Happy New Year
Well done walking alone on this very beautiful Camino
 

Ctshagr

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago 2017
Camino Portugués - Porto to Santiago 2018
#47
View attachment 50216 Today at Melide, a short stage for rest, shoping, laundry and the most important this nigth for dinner, PULPO 🐙
Mikel Love your posts I’m planning to do the Primitivo starting March 5th and am wondering if it is a good idea. By the looks of your posts it looks doable if I can handle the mud. I think that’s not a problem as I did the Portuguese route last March and it rained everyday. My concerns would be snow or very cold weather. I would love your opinion or any advise you can give me. Thanks and Buen Camino, Joe
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#48
Hi Joe, I would like to answer you in spanish, for me is easier explain my experencies.
Tomorrow I will start.
Gracias por la atención.
 

Ctshagr

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago 2017
Camino Portugués - Porto to Santiago 2018
#49
Hi Joe, I would like to answer you in spanish, for me is easier explain my experencies.
Tomorrow I will start.
Gracias por la atención.
Mike,
Gracias, I will do my best to try to understand. It will be good for me to learn some.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
#50
Hi, Joe.
A primeros de marzo, todavía en pleno invierno, el tiempo (weather) será muy frío, con probabilidad de fuertes nevadas.
Tienes que venir preparado para afrontarlo. Piensa que son etapas de montaña, con muchos desniveles.
Hay etapas de 25 Km. (Hospitales) sin nada en el recorrido, sin pueblos o aldeas habitadas, sin agua ni lugar donde refugiarte.
En general son etapas duras pero sin especiales problemas para hacerlas con buen tiempo.
BUEN TIEMPO. sin problemas, recuerda llevar agua y algo de comida. Encontrarás albergues en pequeñas aldeas donde no podrás comprar nada.
TIEMPO LLUVIOSO. Muchos problemas con el barro. Algunas partes del Camino coinciden con vías pecuarias (cow way) el barro puede ser muy profundo, además mezclado con excrementos de vacas (muchos excrementos)
Muchas partes del Camino son sendas (Trail) muy empinadas, con lluvia fuerte se combierten en torrentes (Creek) será imposible que no te mojes completamente los pies. Además de muy peligroso resbalar en las bajadas.
TIEMPO CON NIEVE
Montaña dura, posibilidad de perderte con niebla o ventisca, El Camino está bien señalizado.
Tramos de fuertes bajadas con muchas piedras sueltas, ocultas con la nieve pueden ser muy peligroso al no ver donde pones los pies.
Mi consejo, si no eres un poco experto en montaña, haz caso a los hospitaleros, ellos te aconsejarán el mejor camino a seguir.
Y siempre actúa con responsabilidad y buena cabeza.
Estoy a tu disposición para cualquier duda que tengas.
Mikel
 

Ctshagr

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago 2017
Camino Portugués - Porto to Santiago 2018
#51
Hi, Joe.
A primeros de marzo, todavía en pleno invierno, el tiempo (weather) será muy frío, con probabilidad de fuertes nevadas.
Tienes que venir preparado para afrontarlo. Piensa que son etapas de montaña, con muchos desniveles.
Hay etapas de 25 Km. (Hospitales) sin nada en el recorrido, sin pueblos o aldeas habitadas, sin agua ni lugar donde refugiarte.
En general son etapas duras pero sin especiales problemas para hacerlas con buen tiempo.
BUEN TIEMPO. sin problemas, recuerda llevar agua y algo de comida. Encontrarás albergues en pequeñas aldeas donde no podrás comprar nada.
TIEMPO LLUVIOSO. Muchos problemas con el barro. Algunas partes del Camino coinciden con vías pecuarias (cow way) el barro puede ser muy profundo, además mezclado con excrementos de vacas (muchos excrementos)
Muchas partes del Camino son sendas (Trail) muy empinadas, con lluvia fuerte se combierten en torrentes (Creek) será imposible que no te mojes completamente los pies. Además de muy peligroso resbalar en las bajadas.
TIEMPO CON NIEVE
Montaña dura, posibilidad de perderte con niebla o ventisca, El Camino está bien señalizado.
Tramos de fuertes bajadas con muchas piedras sueltas, ocultas con la nieve pueden ser muy peligroso al no ver donde pones los pies.
Mi consejo, si no eres un poco experto en montaña, haz caso a los hospitaleros, ellos te aconsejarán el mejor camino a seguir.
Y siempre actúa con responsabilidad y buena cabeza.
Estoy a tu disposición para cualquier duda que tengas.
Mikel
Mikel,
Thank you very much for your help. I was able to translate your post through Google translate. You were very informative as I expected. I was thinking pretty much the same as what you wrote. I do have some winter hiking experience here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Maybe I might do something else if weather doesn’t look good. Only because I might be alone the whole time (I do like meeting people) and I have a hard time with the language. Also age is a little factor I’m 72 but don’t want that standing between me and doing a Camino. Sometime I will take Spanish lessons at night school here probably if the fall. So future Caminos will be better. Again thank you and maybe someday we’ll meet on the Way. Buen Camino, Joe
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2012, 2013, 2018 Portuguese 2014 Ingles, Finisterre/Muxia 2017
Primitivo 2019
#52
Starting the Primitive in end of April thanks for the information. Great pics.
 

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