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LIVE from the Camino Stopping my Camino and going home

2020 Camino Guides

JensOnTheCamino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
Hola out there,

thanks to all the wonderful people in this forum (I wish I have know this forum earlier) I made and now execute my decision to go home.
I arrived in Irun yesterday and was following the news closely (first time bringing my smartphone on the Camino). The city was a ghost town with only a few bars still open.
At night after the presidents speech I decided to book a flight home from Bilbao to Germany.
Today I had a great time walking from Irun to San Sebastián, but the Camino was completely empty.
The police was patrolling the roads in San Sebastián and made very clear to me, that walking the Camino is not allowed and that I have to stay in a hotel.
I did get to the bus station and took the bus to Bilbao.
That was it for now but I will come back in the near future.
To all other pilgrims: stop - leave home - stay healthy!
Jens
 

Thom

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (Sep-Oct 2016). Camino Baztan to Trindad de Arre, joined the Frances (Sept-Oct 2019).
Hola out there,

thanks to all the wonderful people in this forum (I wish I have know this forum earlier) I made and now execute my decision to go home.
I arrived in Irun yesterday and was following the news closely (first time bringing my smartphone on the Camino). The city was a ghost town with only a few bars still open.
At night after the presidents speech I decided to book a flight home from Bilbao to Germany.
Today I had a great time walking from Irun to San Sebastián, but the Camino was completely empty.
The police was patrolling the roads in San Sebastián and made very clear to me, that walking the Camino is not allowed and that I have to stay in a hotel.
I did get to the bus station and took the bus to Bilbao.
That was it for now but I will come back in the near future.
To all other pilgrims: stop - leave home - stay healthy!
Jens
Heartbreaking. I'm so sorry you had to stop, but I'm glad you made it out safely and healthy. The Camino will wait for your return. Ultreia.
 

ukjohn99

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2009 St Jean to Santiago
Hola out there,

thanks to all the wonderful people in this forum (I wish I have know this forum earlier) I made and now execute my decision to go home.
I arrived in Irun yesterday and was following the news closely (first time bringing my smartphone on the Camino). The city was a ghost town with only a few bars still open.
At night after the presidents speech I decided to book a flight home from Bilbao to Germany.
Today I had a great time walking from Irun to San Sebastián, but the Camino was completely empty.
The police was patrolling the roads in San Sebastián and made very clear to me, that walking the Camino is not allowed and that I have to stay in a hotel.
I did get to the bus station and took the bus to Bilbao.
That was it for now but I will come back in the near future.
To all other pilgrims: stop - leave home - stay healthy!
Jens
Safe journey. You - we all - will return. Buen Camino.
 

Dan T

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning on walking Camino del Norte early 2020
I was due to arrive in roughly 4 weeks, not happening no obviously. Finding a month to travel was hard, honestly don't know if/when i'll be able to find it again. Will look to next year, here's hoping. I'm devastated, but my family's health & safety are the only important things now.
 

Dadhairday

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2020)
Very sorry, tough personally. I was booked to travel to Irun yesterday but obviously did not. I’m disappointed but worse for you. On a brighter note we will be back at a better time.
 

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