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Primitivo in Christmas

2020 Camino Guides

Michael-FL

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portugues (2017)
Frances/Salvador/Primitivo (2021)
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.
Merry Christmas Mikel! Be sure to tell us how it was actually celebrating Christmas on the Camino.
 

jennysa

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2011,2012 2013,2014, 2015 Aragones 2012, 2017 2018 Via Francigena 2016,2017 Primitivo 2018,2019
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.
 

FamPed

Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
There are many different Pilgrim Routes and Caminos in life.
Buen Camino and Feliz Navidad to you Mikel. I hope you will have a wonderful time!
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF Sep/Oct 2015
C Primitivo Sep / Oct 2016
Portugese Sep/Oct 2017
VdlP, Muxia 2018
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.
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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!!!!!
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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.
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese,Frances,Norte,Salvador/primitivo,Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, VDLP spring19
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
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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

Tough times are coming, you need to open your eyes
Camino(s) past & future
Everywhere with Donkeys and Dogs
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 x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .
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
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
Albergue de San Juan de Villapañada.
Open in winter. Even Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. They close for works from January 10 to February 10, 2.019
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Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
[QUOTE = "Thornley, post: 689801, miembro: 3306"] ¿Cuántos en el camino Mikel? [/ QUOTE]
Only tow People, a young man from Canadá and me.
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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._20181219_185116.JPG
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
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.
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
Today from Tineo to Borres, a short stage. Mud, Mud and more mud. A very windy day.
I'm alone again. The temperature has dropped a lot. I hope I can do the Hospitales way
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
looks a bit muddy alright! Hope your boots kept your feet dry. Next time I am in Pamplona I must give you a shout...
Of course, I hope you visit.
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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 x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .
Magnificent
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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 x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .
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.
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
_20181227_201525.JPG I left Lugo for the Bridge Román 1st. Century. Today a long and rainy day between Lugo and As Seixias. A good albergue de la Xunta. There are not bar, restaurante. Only a vending machlne.
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .
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

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago (2017)
Camino Portugués - Porto to Santiago (2018)
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
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago (2017)
Camino Portugués - Porto to Santiago (2018)
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.
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
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

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances- Sarria to Santiago (2017)
Camino Portugués - Porto to Santiago (2018)
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
 

shubertj

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012, 2013, 2018 Portuguese 2014 Ingles 2017 Fin/Mux 17, 19 Invierno 2018
Primitivo 2019
Starting the Primitive in end of April thanks for the information. Great pics.
 

Mikel Olivares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Camino Francés.
2016, Camino Portugués from Oporto
2017, San Salvador.
At last, this Camino is over. I'm at Finisterre resting one day. Tomorrow to Santiago and pastomorrow to Pamplona.
Thanks to all my friends pelgrins.
 

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