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Wise pilgrim app problem for Primitivo

Discussion in 'The Camino Primitivo' started by sjf, Oct 11, 2017 at 9:40 PM.

  1. sjf

    sjf Member

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    I just finished my first day of walking from Lugo along the Primitivo. I used the wise pilgrim app and had planned to stop at Casa Caminos. However the Camino has recently been rerouted and you cannot get through to the village - there are signs forbidding entry to that part of the path at several points because of work being done and danger on the trail.

    There are new markers following a gravel path that leads over the hill to O Hospital Das Seixas, but the Casa Camino stop is the last accomodation until Melide.

    I wasn’t the only one thrown off by this. I passed about 4 other pairs of walkers, several of whom where really struggling with the extra 14Km.

    I’m pretty fit and had been half thinking about pressing on to Melide anyway, but it would have been nice to know in advance about the change. As it is, I walked 50km, over 65000 steps today.

    If you’re planning to stop in Casa Camino, don’t use the wise pilgrim app to get you there.
     
  2. davebugg

    davebugg Active Member Donating Member

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    Arrrgh.... I can understand your frustration and concern. However, I don't think that's really a fair critique of the app. Why? Because there is not a single app, guidebook, gps unit, etc. that will anticipate and record all recent changes that occur over every route. You mentioned that this was a fairly recent deviation, so it is unlikely that it could have been incorporated into the app in a timely fashion to keep up with changes like that.

    I learned long ago to not depend on technology to get me where I want to go.... always be prepared for plans B, C, and D. When one thinks about it, even without that app, the detour would have still been present. I use apps like this as a part of my planning, but I try to glean first hand information about current conditions from hospitalerias or bars, asking other pilgrims if they've heard anything about the way ahead, or checking the forums for any tidbits like you've posted.

    Thank you for your updated information, and I hope the Way ahead has fewer nasty surprises. Buen Camino :)
     
  3. t2andreo

    t2andreo Veteran Member Donating Member

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    I am SURE that Michael will fix this toute suite! He is always on these reported problems right away.

    On the plus side, the printed guide to the Primitivo is not out. So, this can be corrected in BOTH the app and to be printed guide...I hope.

    Hope this helps...
     
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  4. Tia Valeria

    Tia Valeria Veteran Member Donating Member

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    From information re the location of Casa Caminos it looks as though you could walk back down the road from O Hospital Das Seixas to the accommodation. (It is on booking.com - map location - and some form of road access must still be available.
    This is something that would need careful checking but may be of help. Also the way back might get signed if the accommodation itself is made aware of the problem
     
  5. Felice

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    Looking at google earth, it's less than 1 km from O Hospital das Seixas to Casa Camino, down a single track lane to the south which looks very attractive. This track continues on to San Fiz. A 2km detour to stay at Casa Camino would be very acceptable.

    When I walked the Primitivo in May this year, I stayed at the albergue at As Seixas and I am fairly certain that we did not go via Casa Camino the next day. My husband had eaten at Casa Camino the previous year and said how good it was. I confused it with Casa Gorinos, unfortunately.
     
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    After I read the OP yesterday, I sent Michael a PM. I am sure he will get on it fast.
     
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  7. Fatty Walker

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    I've given up on the wise pilgrim apps, I've paid for the Portuguese, Primitivo, Inglese and the North. Even though I contacted them regarding the problems I was ignored, the Portuguese they said they'd fixed the problems and straight after the update it didn't work and took them months to fix it even though I told them straight away. I've just finished the Primitivo and I can highly recommend the Buen Camino app, it gave you updates as you walked along and would give you alerts when you got near places, it was fantastic and I wished they did the same for some of the other routes.
     
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