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HeyRobin

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2021 and 2022
Continuing on now that the heat wave has passed! I’m excited to travel to Valdestillas tomorrow and wondering if anyone else is on the Madrid route as well. I’ve had a couple of challenging segments with no places to stay in Ane or Coca, for different reasons. I’ve been posting videos on YouTube, one for every day I hike. You can see them here: https://youtube.com/channel/UC_dFv1EnoXjTT0lNSOKGL9A


Or maybe type in Hey Robin on YouTube. Would love to hear from you!
 
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Continuing on now that the heat wave has passed! I’m excited to travel to Valdestillas tomorrow and wondering if anyone else is on the Madrid route as well. I’ve had a couple of challenging segments with no places to stay in Ane or Coca, for different reasons. I’ve been posting videos on YouTube, one for every day I hike. You can see them here: https://youtube.com/channel/UC_dFv1EnoXjTT0lNSOKGL9A


Or maybe type in Hey Robin on YouTube. Would love to hear from you!
These days it is very hot in Madrid,
It is an unexpected heat
Usually the heat arrives in the next month
 

antoniu

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Camino Francés (2020)
Thank you for sharing your channel here, wish you all the best! Great videos!
 

skevin

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Sept/Oct 2015 - SJPP to SdC
Hi Robin,

Shaun here - I’m flying from Aust on Sat and staring the Madrid on Mon. Now I’ll sit and watch your videos !

I’ve pre booked some pensions from Madrid to Segovia and from there hoping ( praying) albergues will be open. Pleas tell me it’s been ok?

Good vibes to you

Shaun
 

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Continuing on now that the heat wave has passed! I’m excited to travel to Valdestillas tomorrow and wondering if anyone else is on the Madrid route as well. I’ve had a couple of challenging segments with no places to stay in Ane or Coca, for different reasons. I’ve been posting videos on YouTube, one for every day I hike. You can see them here: https://youtube.com/channel/UC_dFv1EnoXjTT0lNSOKGL9A


Or maybe type in Hey Robin on YouTube. Would love to hear from you!
Hey Robin, way to go, totally impressed by your stamina. We looked at the next few stages and it was getting a bit tricky distance wise for us with little services / support so we jumped across to Pontevedra and are on the Espiritual Variant which we missed last time on Camino Portuguese. Loving it so far, cooler Galician temp makes for great walking. Loving your videos on YT, buen Camino! You got this!
 
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HeyRobin

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2021 and 2022
Thank you so much! I don’t know if it’s stamina or stubbornness 😆. You are correct about the accommodations as I’ve had difficulties. It almost makes me wish to get back on the French route. In time it will happen. Enjoy the rest of your walk! Buen Camino!
 

HeyRobin

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2021 and 2022
Hi Robin,

Shaun here - I’m flying from Aust on Sat and staring the Madrid on Mon. Now I’ll sit and watch your videos !

I’ve pre booked some pensions from Madrid to Segovia and from there hoping ( praying) albergues will be open. Pleas tell me it’s been ok?

Good vibes to you

Shaun
Hi Shaun, I’ve had a couple of trying days. There is nothing in Añe so don’t plan on staying there. Also, I lost out on finding a place in Coca because there was a big wedding there that weekend. It’s too bad too because I really wanted to see the castle there. Be sure to spend an extra night in Segovia! I’d love to hear about your trip! There are very few pilgrims doing this route right now. Buen Camino!
 
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Very strange as in Añe Gary Martin & I stayed next to the bar in two double bed rooms, / lounge and across the street there was a 6 bunk albergue open where Chantelle slept, on April 28 th 2022. (For donation)
Love
 

HeyRobin

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2021 and 2022
Gosh, that would have made a huge difference! I think I’m struggling because I don’t speak the language. I think just when I figure all this out I’ll be done! Thanks for the info!
 

keith duke scott

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Last camino Norte 2017
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Continuing on now that the heat wave has passed! I’m excited to travel to Valdestillas tomorrow and wondering if anyone else is on the Madrid route as well. I’ve had a couple of challenging segments with no places to stay in Ane or Coca, for different reasons. I’ve been posting videos on YouTube, one for every day I hike. You can see them here: https://youtube.com/channel/UC_dFv1EnoXjTT0lNSOKGL9A


Or maybe type in Hey Robin on YouTube. Would love to hear from you!
Hey Robin I've been to Madrid 3 times and never went to the church of st James, but I will see it next time for sure. Wow it's a beauty.
Nice camera work. It looks like you are hiking solo so congrats
on that and being brave. Your courage will be rewarded with an amazing walk I'm sure. I did the Norte solo and it was perfect for me. However eventually I did meet various pilgrims from all over the world and we enjoyed many long miles together and a few snoring nights. Keep us posted on your exploits 😋. Buen camino
 
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skevin

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Sept/Oct 2015 - SJPP to SdC
Hi Shaun, I’ve had a couple of trying days. There is nothing in Añe so don’t plan on staying there. Also, I lost out on finding a place in Coca because there was a big wedding there that weekend. It’s too bad too because I really wanted to see the castle there. Be sure to spend an extra night in Segovia! I’d love to hear about your trip! There are very few pilgrims doing this route right now. Buen Camino!
Oh Robin, greats news there are few pilgrims - can not stand a dorm of 40 people and a bed race !!!!! Can I ask what you did at Coca when there was no bed? Taxi back to the last town and stayed at the same place or something? Thats the last thing you want at the end of a hard day. ps - love the videos. Great keepsakes for you. X
 

skevin

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Sept/Oct 2015 - SJPP to SdC
Very strange as in Añe Gary Martin & I stayed next to the bar in two double bed rooms, / lounge and across the street there was a 6 bunk albergue open where Chantelle slept, on April 28 th 2022. (For donation)
Love
I read someone there are at least a couple of options in this town? I don’t fancy a 30 km day from Segovia !
 

Phil71

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Portuguese (2014,2016),Primitivo (2015), San Salvador (2017), Norte (2018), Ingles (2018)
Hi Robin. Sorry only just saw this thread. It is early morning and I am in Santervas de Campos, 20km from Sahagun. So I think a few days ahead of you. In Coca I stayed at La Raconda but it was 48 euro. Nice place. If it helps it was not possible to go in the castle so you didn't miss too much. Accommodation in the last few days is easier to find. Food is more difficult so make sure to carry some!
 

sharon w

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Camino Frances 2007
Camino Portugues 2009
Via Podiensis, Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre 2012
Cammino di Assisi 2014
Via Podiensis, Camino del Norte, Camino Frances(Astorga to Santiago) 2015
Aussie Camino 2016
Have enjoyed watching your videos, Hey Robin.
 

m108

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2011-2016
Hi Robin, looks like we were only a few days apart. I started in Madrid on May 12th. I had booked most of the accommodation a few months earlier, there was enough space in the remaining overnight stays (albergue). My videos are not as “pro” as yours, however they give a general impression of the route.
of all the accommodation the most unusual was the albergue in Tamariz de Campos (church of 12. century) and the owner of the bar "el camino" Ivan, who is truly a true "Camino angel".
 
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HeyRobin

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2021 and 2022
I too
Oh Robin, greats news there are few pilgrims - can not stand a dorm of 40 people and a bed race !!!!! Can I ask what you did at Coca when there was no bed? Taxi back to the last town and stayed at the same place or something? Thats the last thing you want at the end of a hard day. ps - love the videos. Great keepsakes for you. X
I took a cab to Olmedo where I stayed at a four-star hotel, relatively affordable according to American standards. It was a good move as I spent an extra day there allowing the heatwave to pass and my body to recover. From there I walked to Valdestillas. Good luck!
 

Phil71

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Portuguese (2014,2016),Primitivo (2015), San Salvador (2017), Norte (2018), Ingles (2018)
Hi Robin, looks like we were only a few days apart. I started in Madrid on May 12th. I had booked most of the accommodation a few months earlier, there was enough space in the remaining overnight stays (albergue). My videos are not as “pro” as yours, however they give a general impression of the route.
of all the accommodation the most unusual was the albergue in Tamariz de Campos (church of 12. century) and the owner of the bar "el camino" Ivan, who is truly a true "Camino angel".
I second that about Ivan. I had a great night in his bar.
 

m108

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2011-2016
I second that about Ivan. I had a great night in his bar.
among other things: the bar opens in the afternoon. In the evening he asked when I was leaving. I said around 7:00. He woke up earlier, opened the bar, made coffee (and then went back to sleep🙂). And of course - he cooks perfectly and by arrangement, from the ingredients he has
 

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