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FourSeasons

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del Norte (July/August 2019)
Hello fellow pilgrims,

I am currently on del Norte for 11 days and already on my 3rd rest day. I’m thinking about the possibility of switching to the Frances going to Fromista. I know there is a train station there. I’m current above Burgos perhaps I could go there.

How are things currently on the Frances?

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(2014)
July-August 2019, Pamplona-Santiago
In Burgos today. I have stayed off the “main” e.g. Brierley stages and have always had half-empty Albuergues. Once there was only top bunks available. The weather has cooled down quite a bit, making for very pleasant walking.
 

Geodoc

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CF 2018 (across Pyrenees, then Sarria to SdC), CF 2019 (SJPdP to Finisterra & Muxia), CI 2019
I'm currently in the town before Oceibro. So far, not too crowded, but more people since Burgos (visibly). Elected to book tonight (first time). Glad I did. People were turned away at Oceibro and had to backtrack.

I've noticed it getting busier at each big town as more people begin/resume their Camino.

Temps are fine, just drink plenty of water.
 

trecile

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Hello fellow pilgrims,

I am currently on del Norte for 11 days and already on my 3rd rest day. I’m thinking about the possibility of switching to the Frances going to Fromista. I know there is a train station there. I’m current above Burgos perhaps I could go there.

How are things currently on the Frances?

😎👣😁
If you head to Fromista do yourself a favor and walk 4 km farther to stay at Albergue La Finca in Población de Campos. Each "bunk" is like a tiny room, and the upper "bunks" are accessed via a small staircase - no ladders! Get a bed in the newer building, where I think that they have improved the design. The cost is 10€, and they let you use the washing machine for free. The communal pilgrim dinner is also very good.

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Caligal

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CP Sept 28- Oct12 2019
C Finisterre Oct 16-Oct 20
We fully agree with you about albergue La Finca, our friend Maria Jose.
And if you want to stay in fromista you are welcome in our albergue luz de fromista, also like La Finca in the guide of recommended albergues from Ivar.
I googled Albergue luz de Fromista their website says they are closed for construction☹️ Is that true or does their website need updating? I am going to be in Fromista sometime mid Sept. thanks
 

trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I googled Albergue luz de Fromista their website says they are closed for construction☹ Is that true or does their website need updating? I am going to be in Fromista sometime mid Sept. thanks
Just walk the 4 km to la Finca in Población de Campos. You will not regret it! They take reservations.
 

Caligal

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I saw your post about la Finca, looks great however I am going to bus or train from Fromista to Astorga.
 
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gmag

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frances 1998, 2000, 2013
Dear Caligal,
Thanks to your response we have seen that we have the page in English incorrectly edited.
We are so focused on our daily work with pilgrims, and the problems we have had since 2017 until the opening have been so many, and so big, that we forgot to check the update of the web…
Sorry and thanks!!!!! Now it´s a little better.

Anita and Gabriel
 
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Caligal

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CF Sept 10-27 2019
CP Sept 28- Oct12 2019
C Finisterre Oct 16-Oct 20
Dear Caligal,
Thanks to your response we have seen that we have the page in English incorrectly edited.
We are so focused on our daily work with pilgrims, and the problems we have had since 2017 until the opening have been so many, and so big, that we forgot to check the update of the web…
Sorry and thanks!!!!! Now it´s a little better.

Anita and Gabriel
Excellent!! I will see you sometime in September😊 Dee
 

Packinglight

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Year of past OR future Camino
(2014)
July-August 2019, Pamplona-Santiago
We fully agree with you about albergue La Finca, our friend Maria Jose.
And if you want to stay in fromista you are welcome in our albergue luz de fromista, also like La Finca in the guide of recommended albergues from Ivar.

I stayed with you last night—lovely albergue—and loved the beautiful cats, although I only got a small glimpse of them.
 

twh

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances May/June, 2018
Porto-Muxia-Finisterre Oct (2019)
Agreed on La Finca. Very comfortable bed, excellent group dinner and the owner is very proud, in a good way, of all the hands-on hard work he has put into the construction of the group dinning room at this Albergue...be sure to ask him about it. I stayed in the newer building and the bathroom was very nice and very big.
 
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C.F. '07, '09, '18'. Not All Who Wander Are Lost.
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C.F.: July '07, July '09, Sept. '18.
I stayed in La Finca last Sept. & loved it! The beds are separate & private. Great menu and free washer. I had the best sleep in a month there.
 

gmag

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frances 1998, 2000, 2013
Excellent!! I will see you sometime in September😊 Dee
I stayed with you last night—lovely albergue—and loved the beautiful cats, although I only got a small glimpse of them.
AMAZING!!!Someone told me two days ago that he or she had a kitten for almost 20 years ... and I think that person could be you ...
 

gmag

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Year of past OR future Camino
frances 1998, 2000, 2013
Agreed on La Finca. Very comfortable bed, excellent group dinner and the owner is very proud, in a good way, of all the hands-on hard work he has put into the construction of the group dinning room at this Albergue...be sure to ask him about it. I stayed in the newer building and the bathroom was very nice and very big.
Maria Jose and Fernando are very special and wonderfull people, they deserve a big succes. Everything they do is very very good, and they do everything for the pilgrims...
 

longwayhome

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Year of past OR future Camino
SJpdP to Santiago ( Sept-Oct 2018)
We fully agree with you about albergue La Finca, our friend Maria Jose.
And if you want to stay in fromista you are welcome in our albergue luz de fromista, also like La Finca in the guide of recommended albergues from Ivar.
If I am not mistaken I walked with ? your sister for a couple of days in late august 2018, as she was heading to the opening of your albergue ..here is a picture of her ..
 

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