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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances ( June 2013) Camino Portugal ( June 2014) Camino Frances ( June 2015) Norte 2018
#1
Just wondering who else is walking the Norte in late May early June 2018?
 

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lt56ny

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Camino(s) past & future
2013-Frances SJP-Finisterre, 2015 Camino Le Puy-Santiago, 2017 Portugues Lisbon-Santiago 2018 Norte
#5
I start In Irun on September 17 so if you are walking slowly maybe I will see you along the way.
 

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wonzi

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances May-June 2013; Chemin du Puy May-June 2015; Camino Frances Jul-Aug 2015;Camino del Norte Jul 2016 (?)
#10
I fly in to Bilbao on 23 May and will bus to Irun to begin on the 24th. Maybe I will see you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances ( June 2013) Camino Portugal ( June 2014) Camino Frances ( June 2015) Norte 2018
#12
I fly in to Bilbao on 23 May and will bus to Irun to begin on the 24th. Maybe I will see you!
Yes, maybe. Wishing you a great journey!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances ( June 2013) Camino Portugal ( June 2014) Camino Frances ( June 2015) Norte 2018
#14
Starting Norte with daughter 29 May. Will run into you perhaps? Connie
Awesome! I tried to get my daughter to come along this time...but not this year. Wishing you both the best!
 

davkel

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2013,2017), Portugues (2015), Le Puy-GR10-Norte-Primitivo (May -July 2018)
#15
We should reach Irun (having started in Le Puy) in the second week of June. Will proceed to Santiago, in an orderly fashion, via the Norte and the Primitivo finishing mid July...

Hopefully...
 

Phil71

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Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese (2014,2016),Primitivo (2015), San Salvador (2017), Norte (2018), Ingles (2018)
#17
Starting 10th June from Santander. Staying on the coast, slight detour to check out the Playa de Las Catedrales! Can't wait! Buen camino.
 
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2015-2016 VdlPlata - Sanabres
2016.Primitivo
2017 Salvador
2018 Norte?
#20
My wife and I will begin on 13may in Bilbao. She will fly back on 31 may. If all goes well I'll continue for 3 or 4 weeks. Probably I will start then by walking the stretch from Irun to Bilbao and afterwards pick up the camino where we stopped. Probably I will stay on the Norte, as I walked the Primitivo 2 years ago ( and liked it very much,)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances ( June 2013) Camino Portugal ( June 2014) Camino Frances ( June 2015) Norte 2018
#21
My wife and I will begin on 13may in Bilbao. She will fly back on 31 may. If all goes well I'll continue for 3 or 4 weeks. Probably I will start then by walking the stretch from Irun to Bilbao and afterwards pick up the camino where we stopped. Probably I will stay on the Norte, as I walked the Primitivo 2 years ago ( and liked it very much,)[/QUOTI
I plan on branching off to the Primitivo. Did you find it very difficult? I've got a few Caminos under my belt and I'm in good health....so I think I'll be ok.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2015-2016 VdlPlata - Sanabres
2016.Primitivo
2017 Salvador
2018 Norte?
#22
It was a mountainous route but doable for a reasonable fit person. If weathercircumstances are ok, I would opt for the hospitales route, it has a fairly long climb but in my memory it was not hard.
 
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Camino French Way (2012 - 2014)
SJPDP - Sahagun (June 2015)
Sahagun - Muxia (June 2016)
#23
Just wondering who else is walking the Norte in late May early June 2018?[/QUO
Hi Nadine and all you happy walkers, I will be in Bilbao on the 9th and start walking on the 10th. It's nice to know there will be other folk about even if our dates vary,and to know the Primitivo is worth doing, maybe next year! :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte April 2018
#24
Just wondering who else is walking the Norte in late May early June 2018?
Hi there,
I am beginning my first Camino Norte this Tuesday 17th April so we most likely will not meet. Wondering if anyone else will be beginning from Irun this Tuesday? I’m a little nervous- solo female - as I understand there a few pilgrims and have some safety concerns. I’m generally a very independent, outgoing Aussie but just would like some company for my initial start. Hoping to hear from anyone.PS-
Tried on my iPhone to post a new thread re this but had difficulty.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances ( June 2013) Camino Portugal ( June 2014) Camino Frances ( June 2015) Norte 2018
#25
Hi there,
I am beginning my first Camino Norte this Tuesday 17th April so we most likely will not meet. Wondering if anyone else will be beginning from Irun this Tuesday? I’m a little nervous- solo female - as I understand there a few pilgrims and have some safety concerns. I’m generally a very independent, outgoing Aussie but just would like some company for my initial start. Hoping to hear from anyone.PS-
Tried on my iPhone to post a new thread re this but had difficulty.
I feel the same as you! Wishing you all the best! I start the end of May...otherwise I’d keep you company the first couple of days. Buen Camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte April 2018
#26
I feel the same as you! Wishing you all the best! I start the end of May...otherwise I’d keep you company the first couple of days. Buen Camino!
Hi
Many thanks I’m up and ready to go, just hope I don’t get lost !
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte April 2018
#28
Hi all, my partner and I are starting from Irun on April 23 :)
Hi there,
After many months of planning, train strike in France ( had to fly to San Sebastián then train to Irun ! ) I have arrived in San Sebastián walking from early this morning, arriving at 3.30. All my fears ie: there being hardly any fellow pilgrims on the Norte as quoted by others and it being very difficult were not totally unfounded but somewhat as I encountered over 14 and walked with a group of 6. If you are reasonably fit it is hard but not unachievable; it is long and the ascent of 710 metres is gradual; it not being straight up for example. I have just turned 60 & pretty fit, so I’m very pleased with myself & it was not as hard as I have read, just very long. Just one thing - after getting off the ferry at Pasajes, the path was blocked due to roadworks so we had to navigate another way which added to the time. So for all of you intending to start the Norte, the first stage is fine
 

Suzanne S.

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Camino(s) past & future
(2015) May--Camino Frances, SJPdP to Santiago; (2017) May--Caminho Portuguese, Coimbra to Santiago
#29
Hi there,
After many months of planning, train strike in France ( had to fly to San Sebastián then train to Irun ! ) I have arrived in San Sebastián walking from early this morning, arriving at 3.30. All my fears ie: there being hardly any fellow pilgrims on the Norte as quoted by others and it being very difficult were not totally unfounded but somewhat as I encountered over 14 and walked with a group of 6. If you are reasonably fit it is hard but not unachievable; it is long and the ascent of 710 metres is gradual; it not being straight up for example. I have just turned 60 & pretty fit, so I’m very pleased with myself & it was not as hard as I have read, just very long. Just one thing - after getting off the ferry at Pasajes, the path was blocked due to roadworks so we had to navigate another way which added to the time. So for all of you intending to start the Norte, the first stage is fine
Thank you, @Gypsyqueen ! I will be walking next year at 64. Good to know that it's doable for the reasonably fit.
 

miriamaok

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPP to SdC Camino Frances (2016)
Coimbra to SdC Camino Portugues (2017)
Camino del Norte (2018)
#31
I'm starting in Bilbao on Monday the 23rd so may cross paths with you @Gypsyqueen

Hi there,
I am beginning my first Camino Norte this Tuesday 17th April so we most likely will not meet. Wondering if anyone else will be beginning from Irun this Tuesday? I’m a little nervous- solo female - as I understand there a few pilgrims and have some safety concerns. I’m generally a very independent, outgoing Aussie but just would like some company for my initial start. Hoping to hear from anyone.PS-
Tried on my iPhone to post a new thread re this but had difficulty.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte April 2018
#35
Leave approved. Flights booked. Starting 20th May in Irun :)
Beun Camino everyone!
Hi,
Great but keep in mind the first day is very taxing, second day fine but the next three days are hard but if you are fit you’ll be fine and if not you’ll certainly become so !
Buen Camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
Norte (2018)
#37
Just to make everyone feel better- we are out of shape and didn't train... and the first day was long, yes, but its totally doable! Just take your time, stop lots and plod on. The first 1-2 hours were the hardest re uphill. It definitely was not as hard as we thought it would be from what we read. The trail is wide and clearly marked the whole way and the scenery was lovely (even though we walked in mist/drizzle the whole day). When you cross the river at Pasajes, as someone else has mentioned, the Camino route to your right off the ferry (where you are following the yellow arrows) is currently closed. There are lots of locals who will tell you 'no!' and point the other direction - follow their instructions. You basically go left from the ferry, up into the old narrow street of the village, go up that cobbled lane, until you see a yellow arrow on your right pointing up some stairs, then you follow that up a hill onto paved lanes until you reconnect where the usual route is. San Sebastian is a joy, so if you have time, stop here for a day or so. Buen Camino!
 
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