- Past OR future Camino
- CF 2014, CF 2018, CP 2019 from Coimbra
Sad to say, I don’t think any change comes from our comments here on the forum, but I know that venting is cathartic (and I am not trying to dissuade people from doing that). But one good thing that may result is to help others make the decision to find another camino to walk, where the ”jerk quotient” may be significantly less. Heads up — no jerks ever found (by me) on the Salvador, Olvidado, Invierno, Levante, Ebro, Castellano-Aragonés, Mozárabe…
I have started getting email from Ivar on a weekly basis telling me which forum threads have been the most popular, and I was very surprised to see that this is the thread with the most views this week.
Maybe that means that we humans gravitate towards the negative, but I hope that newcomers realize that I think most forum members would say that despite the inevitable occasional bad experience, the overall balance continues to tip very strongly to the positive side!
I am still hoping that later April will find me on the road, heading to SdC to meet my childhood friend at the Obradoiro square for the day of her 55th birthday. Am thinking to walk out of Segovia on about April 10th to meet friend on May 4th.
Do you know anything about the Camino do Madrid, Peregrina2000? I am really hoping for something quiet, am smitten with what I have learned about Segovia… and plan on no more than Sahagún to Ponferrada on the CF, then picking up the Invierno. Am looking for a camino that won’t be like a mobile summer camp (my workplace is too much like being a counselor at a permanent summer camp, so I really want quiet). My friend will be doing her first camino, solo on the CP coastal route…. She really never gets enough time to herself because she is the “single aunt” everyone calls upon to do the labour for every other family member…. So, I won’t be crowding her space on her walk.