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The way

Discussion in 'Camino Frances' started by scubajunky, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. scubajunky

    scubajunky Active Member

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    Well after 285km in 8 and a half days walking I have pulled the plug on my Camino Sanabres, if you have never heard of it , there is probably a good reason why, I hadn't either until a month ago, it was my fourth Camino not including my Finesterre/ muxia extension.
    I walked the French way in two sections, the portuges and the primitivo, I loved all of them, I just didn't get anything out of this one and as my job is very stressful I wanted to relax, I didn't want to return to work exhausted after a holiday so pulled the plug and am off to the beach.
    The Camino I will cherish for ever, the way is the French way 100% , that is where the Camino magic is, I wouldn't advise it in July, August but don't let anyone put you off the French way, especially someone who has not done it but likes quieter Camino's because they don't like crowds ! ( how many times ive heard that !!! From people who have never even walked the FW)
    The French way is where the magic is at, we'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day ! Buen Camino xx
     
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  2. Robo

    Robo Veteran Member Donating Member

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    CF SJPdP to SdC
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    Alone.
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    CF Sarria to SdC
    (May 2016)
    with my wife Pat.
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    CF SJPDP-SdC
    (Apr/May 2018)
    together again :-)
    So why didn't you like the Camino Sanabres? You don't say...
     
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  3. Tincatinker

    Tincatinker Moderator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Frances (2012); Muxia / Fisterra (2012); Ingles / Fisterra (2013) Del Salvador / Primitivo (2014)
    Its all in the unsaid I guess. No crowds, no infrastructure, no party, no road. And no disrespect @scubajunky. Some of the old routes, the obscure routes, those 'ways less travelled' - well they're cool for the introverts and the obscurantists, the fanatics and the 'nights without dinner but under the stars' ists and are why some of us wander and wonder. But there have been times when I've wondered why I wasn't on the beach and I have no answer to that particular question.

    Well ok I do have a sort of, prosaic, answer. For me, not the OP, but for me, if it isn't my road it isn't my road. I don't like SPAM, which for a fully paid up member of the post WW2 Brit baby-boomer generation is anathema but I can take it.

    @scubajunky see you on the way some day - now there's a song ;)
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Veteran Member Donating Member

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    CF Sarria to SdC
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    with my wife Pat.
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    CF SJPDP-SdC
    (Apr/May 2018)
    together again :-)
    We may never know....... :oops:
     
  5. Anemone del Camino

    Anemone del Camino Anemone

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    Camino Frances from 2006 to 2013. Camino del Norte from Donostia to Llanes - 2014. May 2015: Primitivo. May 2016: Portuguese central + variante espiritual. April 2017: half of VDLP.
    I can hear the crickets ... :rolleyes:

    Pity one can't hear them on the Frances anymore.:eek:
     
  6. Coleen Clark

    Coleen Clark Active Member Donating Member

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    Shhhhh everyone!
     
  7. peregrina2000

    peregrina2000 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    This made me giggle -- I will have to think about whether I am an introvert, obscurantist (had to look that up, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obscurantism), or a fanatic, because I definitely do not forego dinner in exchange for being under the stars.

    But back to the OP's point. We all know that not even the Camino Francés is for everybody, but the people who are on this forum are likely to be Francés fans. So, it is not surprising to me that many of those who love the Francés would not like the Sanabrés or the Vdlp (even the Norte, look at this thread https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...east-not-until-you-have-read-this-post.37007/), much less the Levante, Olvidado, Sureste, Lana, etc etc. I agree with Robo, though, that it would be really helpful to hear what it was that led you to leave.

    Hope you have a good time unwinding on the beach, scubajunky, would love to hear more when you feel like posting. Buen camino, Laurie
     

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