Surprise! We changed our mind 🤭 what a night of sleep can do..
I am sure there are a lot of people who are thinking — what a good decision! I didn’t want to offer unsolicited advice, so I bit my tongue. I think you will be very happy with your choice. The Sanabrés is a wonderful camino, and much more like the Vdlp than the Francés is. You’re used to a very different rhythm than what you would find on the Francés. Not to diss the Francés by any means, but I think that most people walking the Vdlp get a big shock if they take the route up to Astorga to join the Francés.
I hope both Writers enjoy the rest of the walk, you’ve got some really nice stages ahead of you. Oh, and a heads up, though this is way way ahead of where you are now. The albergue in the Monastery of Oseira has reopened. It is a little off-route with a well-marked detour after Cea. Highly recommended — beautiful setting, and the new albergue looks quite nice.
See this thread about the opening.
Are you in the albergue in Tábara? I think José Almeida is the hospitalero, he is one of those iconic figures who has done so much to preserve the spirit of the camino!