omar504 said:Unless you're really committed to the Frances-and you don't like crowds think about another route.I walked the frances in july 2007 and found it very crowded and everyone racing for a bed. Some stopped around 11 am and probably laid on the bed looking at the ceiling for another 11 hours. I didn't have trouble finding a bed in the late afternoon and liked walking at that time of day. It wasn't always hot at that time of year-days around leon were only a high of 20 yet people still seemed compelled to stop walking before the 'heat of the day'. Relax! ignore the crazies! By the way nice to see someone from my birth place.
Ajda said:Is it smart to take a sleeping mat?
Is it allowed to sleep on the floor in albergs?
Javier Martin said:Because albergues have to be protected by a insurance against some damages, fire, water, etc. The insurance protection depends on the maximum number of pilgrims inside.
So, if 30, 30. If 40, 40. Not 41. The hospitalero knows it. So, he can not let to stay the 41st pilgrim if the maximum is 40.
Anniesantiago said:So yes, sometimes you can sleep "in the yard" or elsewhere.
So perhaps I will include my half mat in my omni backpack which I bought on the blind. Want to view it on Ivar's forum' here's the link. equipment-questions/topic5018.htmlA great place for church yard sleeping is Tricastela.