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Trying to decide

mvanert

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Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona - Santiago 2014, St. Jean to Estella June 2016, Estella to Santiago April 17, 2018
Whether to begin the last week of May or the last week of August for the continuation of my 2016 camino from Estella. Thoughts? My main consideration is the weather, then number of pilgrims on the camino.
 

Peter Fransiscus

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Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Every season has his charm.
I prever to walk April/May and my wife prever walking in September.

At the end you and you alone have to make the decission.

Wish you well,Peter.
 

falcon269

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Camino(s) past & future
yes
May = rain
September = still quite busy

Based upon your stated priority, go in September and avoid the popular stages!
 

mvanert

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona - Santiago 2014, St. Jean to Estella June 2016, Estella to Santiago April 17, 2018
Every season has his charm.
I prever to walk April/May and my wife prever walking in September.

At the end you and you alone have to make the decission.

Wish you well,Peter.
Thanks.
 

mvanert

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona - Santiago 2014, St. Jean to Estella June 2016, Estella to Santiago April 17, 2018
May = rain
September = still quite busy

Based upon your stated priority, go in September and avoid the popular stages!
Thanks for your input, I learned during my first camino to avoid the "popular stages".
 
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We enjoyed May very much, temperature was very enjoyable and fields were the greenest shade of green I've ever encountered. Crowds were not bad until Sarria'ish and we could count on one hand the number of rain days we encountered during April/May. Of course that was last year and we all know weather predictions should have a few grains of salt sprinkled over them!
 

Dutchwalk53

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2015 with son #1, CF 2016 alone, CF 2017 with son #2 and husband , CF Sept 2018 with daughter
I've walked 3 times end of May/early June....great weather all 3 times (a bit warm but I live in FL so no issue for me) Never found the crowds too much.
 

mvanert

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona - Santiago 2014, St. Jean to Estella June 2016, Estella to Santiago April 17, 2018
I've walked 3 times end of May/early June....great weather all 3 times (a bit warm but I live in FL so no issue for me) Never found the crowds too much.
That's what I'm leaning towards. In 2016 I started then and had good weather too.

Thanks for all the replies!:)
 

cher99840

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Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2017 Camino Frances SJPP-Santiago
2015 St. Olav's Way Oslo-Trondheim
2017 VdlP Seville-Merida
If you've already seen spring on the CF, why not try fall? I have walked both September/October and April/May and much prefer the fall. My preferences may not be the same as yours. I dislike hot weather and preferred to walk out of it, rather than toward it. I liked having more growth in the forests and vineyards. The wildflowers weren't as special to me as raging vines and brush by the roadside.
 

mvanert

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona - Santiago 2014, St. Jean to Estella June 2016, Estella to Santiago April 17, 2018
If you've already seen spring on the CF, why not try fall? I have walked both September/October and April/May and much prefer the fall. My preferences may not be the same as yours. I dislike hot weather and preferred to walk out of it, rather than toward it. I liked having more growth in the forests and vineyards. The wildflowers weren't as special to me as raging vines and brush by the roadside.
And this is why I'm conflicted, I do not like the heat either. Having said that June 2016 was okay, a couple of hot days (26-30) but that was all. Decisions, decisions! Thanks for your reply.
 

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