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CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
I’m looking for the most recent WisePilgrim guide book + Ap for the VDLP. I was certain a new one should be available in January 2019. Does anyone know more? Are preorders being taken? I really liked the El Norte Ap. Nothing for the VDLP is on sale on the Ivar store page. Thanks.
 
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Some but not all, and other routes too.
I think the one presently in the App Store is a couple of years old GK lastest has not yet been published, he did mention Jan 2019.
 

t2andreo

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Year of past OR future Camino
2022
I’m looking for the most recent WisePilgrim guide book + Ap for the VDLP. I was certain a new one should be available in January 2019. Does anyone know more? Are preorders being taken? I really liked the El Norte Ap. Nothing for the VDLP is on sale on the Ivar store page. Thanks.

Michael has not yet published his paper version of the Guide to the Camino de la Plata. It is in development now. When it is published, I am certain Ivar will feature it in the shop at Casa Ivar...

In the meanwhile, the smartphone app is available online. However, the app is two years old. At least my copy is, and I keep my apps updated and current at all times.

My understanding is that Michael is focusing on getting the needed information and updates to release the updated apps and roll out the first ever printed VdlP Guide.

Remember, the VdlP is a LONG Camino, over 1,000 km. This is longer than the Frances at 799 km. So there is a LOT of information to be obtained, sorted, arranged and maintained as current.

We must all be patient. I too am awaiting this material.

Hope this helps.
 
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CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
Michael has not yet published his paper version of the Guide to the Camino de la Plata. It is in development now. When it is published, I am certain Ivar will feature it in the shop at Casa Ivar...

In the meanwhile, the smartphone app is available online. However, the app is two years old. At least my copy is, and I keep my apps updated and current at all times.

My understanding is that Michael is focusing on getting the needed information and updates to release the updated apps and roll out the first ever printed VdlP Guide.

Remember, the VdlP is a LONG Camino, over 1,000 km. This is longer than the Frances at 799 km. So there is a LOT of information to be obtained, sorted, arranged and maintained as current.

We must all be patient. I too am awaiting this material.

Hope this helps.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed to get it before I start the end of February. Otherwise I’ve got a lot of info and other apps but I do prefer WisePilgrim.
 

t2andreo

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Year of past OR future Camino
2022
So do I. I think IMHO, that the Wise Pilgrim Guides and their Wisely digital counterparts are the best Camino guides out there.

I have no commercial involvement or financial attachment. However, I am a friend of the developer. This notwithstanding, a good idea or concept is good, regardless.

These guides are concise, factual, and current (VdlP aside).

Hope this helps.
 

Simon B

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Camino Ingles and Camino Frances. VDLP Spring 2019
I think the one presently in the App Store is a couple of years old GK lastest has not yet been published, he did mention Jan 2019.
The GK 2019 Edition is now available on the Confraternity of St James website and is currently discounted to £6.99.
 
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JohnMcM

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Some, and with luck, some more.
The GK 2019 Edition is now available on the Confraternity of St James website and is currently discounted to £6.99.

Hmmmm?
Just looked at the CSJ site.
I found the GK 2019 edition.
I'm confused now.
I have the GK 2016 edition which clearly says "Second Edition".
The 2019 edition also says "Second Edition".

Am I missing something?

Buen (correct book edition) Camino
 

Simon B

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Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Ingles and Camino Frances. VDLP Spring 2019
Hmmmm?
Just looked at the CSJ site.
I found the GK 2019 edition.
I'm confused now.
I have the GK 2016 edition which clearly says "Second Edition".
The 2019 edition also says "Second Edition".

Am I missing something?

Buen (correct book edition) Camino
Hope you are not missing something as I have just ordered one with hopefully the very latest information - I start on the 22 March.
 
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Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18Norte
Gerald Kelly's guide is good imo,I have the 2015 edition and used it last year for the second time.
I also took the Amigos guide obtained at Hotel Simon in Seville.
 

Chris Aston

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Year of past OR future Camino
2019
So do I. I think IMHO, that the Wise Pilgrim Guides and their Wisely digital counterparts are the best Camino guides out there.

I have no commercial involvement or financial attachment. However, I am a friend of the developer. This notwithstanding, a good idea or concept is good, regardless.

These guides are concise, factual, and current (VdlP aside).

Hope this helps.
Are these apps compatible with Android phones or just i phones. I was a little confused when looking on line and following the threads. Perhaps, as a fully paid up member of the Luddites, I should stick to the paper guide!
 
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CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
Are these apps compatible with Android phones or just i phones. I was a little confused when looking on line and following the threads. Perhaps, as a fully paid up member of the Luddites, I should stick to the paper guide!

I think compared to the young ones today, we are all Luddites 🤣
 
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t2andreo

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Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Are these apps compatible with Android phones or just i phones. I was a little confused when looking on line and following the threads. Perhaps, as a fully paid up member of the Luddites, I should stick to the paper guide!

They are also available in the online place you download Android apps from. If you go to www.Wisepilgrim.com, you should find a link to the appropriate store Apple or Android...

Hope this helps.
 

Mel Camino

Member
Year of past OR future Camino
VdlP April/May 2018
Hmmmm?
Just looked at the CSJ site.
I found the GK 2019 edition.
I'm confused now.
I have the GK 2016 edition which clearly says "Second Edition".
The 2019 edition also says "Second Edition".

Am I missing something?

Buen (correct book edition) Camino

For what it's worth, Gerald Kelly was walking the VdlP this past spring, in order to update his guide.
 

geraldkelly

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Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
Hi

Just to clear up the confusion about my Via de la Plata guide.

The Second Edition was released in late 2016. I called it Second Edition because it was a total rewrite of the First Edition. The latest version now is the 2019 Edition of the Second Edition. I agree it's a bit confusing, probably better to just call it the 2019 Edition, but I wanted to distinguish between a completely new version and an incremental update.

The 2019 Edition is available on Amazon and on the CSJ website, and should be in Ivar's online shop soon

It's also available as an Android app with iPhone on the way.

Best wishes!
Gerald
 
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geraldkelly

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Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
For what it's worth, Gerald Kelly was walking the VdlP this past spring, in order to update his guide.

Unfortunately, I only got to walk part of the Via last spring. I just came back from a short trip this week and will be there again in the New Year. It will be easier for me from now on because I'm living semi-permanently in Seville.
 
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Unfortunately, I only got to walk part of the Via last spring. I just came back from a short trip this week and will be there again in the New Year. It will be easier for me from now on because I'm living semi-permanently in Seville.

I like the “living semi-permanently” in Seville. I am In search of a place in Spain to call my “second home” and was drawn to the VDLP as part of my search. Anyways, thank you for the Camino guidebooks, they seem like a huge endeavour.
 

david marquez

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Year of past OR future Camino
Camino del Norte ( Irun to Luarca), Camino Primitivo-Fisterra: April-May 2018
Via de la Plata 2019
After walking the Primitivo/Del Norte last year, Spain is on my short list of places to settle permanently in retirement! Hopefully doing the VdlP next fall will help me decide if Spain or Colombia wins my heart!
 

LesBrass

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Year of past OR future Camino
yes...
Hello - I used an app called Silver Way (this is a playstore link... it's available on apple too) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alethiasoftware.viaplata19feb&hl=en

I paid for the premium version and it was really great. I also used Gronze and mundicamino http://www.mundicamino.com/los-caminos/... and I had a kindle version of Gerald Kelly's book... each of them were useful but my favourite was def. the Silver Way app.

I blogged whilst I walked... I lost my heart to the Via de la Plata... not sure anything will ever feel as wonderful... but I keep trying :D https://caminobrassblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/bordeaux-pizza-goodbyes/
 
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Hello - I used an app called Silver Way (this is a playstore link... it's available on apple too) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alethiasoftware.viaplata19feb&hl=en

I paid for the premium version and it was really great. I also used Gronze and mundicamino http://www.mundicamino.com/los-caminos/... and I had a kindle version of Gerald Kelly's book... each of them were useful but my favourite was def. the Silver Way app.

I blogged whilst I walked... I lost my heart to the Via de la Plata... not sure anything will ever feel as wonderful... but I keep trying :Dhttps://caminobrassblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/bordeaux-pizza-goodbyes/

Thanks @LesBrass. The reviews for the Silver Way App don’t appear very positive. Most comment that the GPS map doesn’t indicate actuallly where one is so I’m wondering if you could share what you found good about it. KR
 
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LesBrass

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yes...
@Colette Z - I have to be honest I never used the GPS so I cant help with that. I found the route descriptions and photos really helpful... and the distance/elevation/town info. Apart from a couple of times I didn't ever feel we needed GPS. I do remember a couple of occasions where we were unsure but we always seem to figure it out :) When we hit the diversions for the high speed train we did get lost and that was the only time we reverted to google maps to try and find our way back to a road... but the weather was foul on that day and that contributed.

Not sure how much that helps :) but either way oh the VdlP is fabulous! Have a great walk!
 

KinkyOne

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Year of past OR future Camino
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Thanks @LesBrass. The reviews for the Silver Way App don’t appear very positive. Most comment that the GPS map doesn’t indicate actuallly where one is so I’m wondering if you could share what you found good about it. KR
I didn't walk VdlP yet but I know that much that I wouldn't set my phone on blimping every time I'd go 100 meters off the GPS track. It's just part of the route.
Today I finished watching vlogs series about walking CDT (Continental Divide Trail) and I can tell you Spanish Caminos (even those less walked) are actually strolls in a park. What I want to say is that, yes be prepared but don't let all these info "ruin" or determine your walk too much. Just walk. Be in the moment. Enjoy it.

And maybe curse me for this suggestion :D
 

JohnMcM

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Year of past OR future Camino
Some, and with luck, some more.
Hi

Just to clear up the confusion about my Via de la Plata guide.

The Second Edition was released in late 2016. I called it Second Edition because it was a total rewrite of the First Edition. The latest version now is the 2019 Edition of the Second Edition. I agree it's a bit confusing, probably better to just call it the 2019 Edition, but I wanted to distinguish between a completely new version and an incremental update.

The 2019 Edition is available on Amazon and on the CSJ website, and should be in Ivar's online shop soon

It's also available as an Android app with iPhone on the way.

Best wishes!
Gerald

Thanks Gerald.
 
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I didn't walk VdlP yet but I know that much that I wouldn't set my phone on blimping every time I'd go 100 meters off the GPS track. It's just part of the route.
Today I finished watching vlogs series about walking CDT (Continental Divide Trail) and I can tell you Spanish Caminos (even those less walked) are actually strolls in a park. What I want to say is that, yes be prepared but don't let all these info "ruin" or determine your walk too much. Just walk. Be in the moment. Enjoy it.

And maybe curse me for this suggestion :D
Yes I agree that the Camino is a “stroll in the park” vs the backpacking PCT, ACT, CDT, etc 🙄 however as a woman walking alone it’s a comfort to have a tracking app that works just in case one takes a wrong path.....yes yes I turn back if I don’t see a flecha amarilla but still....having a good app such as Wise Pilgrim is a tool.
 

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