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  • rappahannock_rev
    We came to that realization 5 years ago. And it is difficult not getting angry.
  • Calvin & Hobbes
    I agree that it's a problem. When I walked the Frances a few years ago, I estimated fewer than 10% of bikers gave warning. (Maybe not that few, but certainly not many!) I bike in the U.S. and always provide warning (bell and voice). Also, I am...
  • synvilla
    synvilla reacted to jflorez's post in the thread Planned Acommodations Full? with Like Like.
    Totally agree. Staying between [the Brierly/guidebook] stages is what worked for me and my friends when I walked in September/October. It cut the crowds down at the end of the day dramatically, and also made the days' walk so much more peaceful.
  • synvilla
    synvilla reacted to Thomas1962's post in the thread Planned Acommodations Full? with Like Like.
    Nearly every hospitalero will try to help you if there is no place, bit st some moments also a hospitalero cannot help you any furthe, except for giving you a tel nr of a taxi.
  • synvilla
    synvilla reacted to Jim ME's post in the thread Planned Acommodations Full? with Like Like.
    "Good old shoes" has the strategy I used when I walked. I made reservations weeks in advance in St Jean and Roncesvalles. From there it was my noontime ritual to look at Brierley's book and a Camino App and decide on about where I would be...
  • synvilla
    synvilla reacted to good_old_shoes's post in the thread Planned Acommodations Full? with Like Like.
    Just walk to the next place. That might be next door or in the next village. Hospitaleros will often help, especially when the whole village is booked out. But it's always good to have your own plan B and C, too. If you plan to stay in a town...
  • JabbaPapa
    JabbaPapa reacted to Kjack2222's post in the thread Lourdes to SJPP with Like Like.
    Thank you so much for the information, I really appreciate it! One more question - any idea what elevation profile is like? I'd imagine it's much more like the 1st and 2nd days of the Camino Frances rather than the rest of the Frances (relatively...
  • Tincatinker
    Tincatinker reacted to MacMac's post in the thread Walking the Camino with a dog - Experiences? with Love - Red heart Love - Red heart.
    Money or time don’t have anything to do with it. My dog has changed owners twice already, and I don’t want to stress him more by making him live with someone else while I am gone. My question here was to get experiences from others who have...
  • timr
    BarbaraW, Many of us who have walked have been jolted by the hub-bub of "re-entry". Perhaps tomorrow you might start early to walk alone into Santiago. Nevertheless memories of your more peaceful moments will remain. "...But to have been...
  • FourSeasons
    Santiago (old town) with it's shortcomings captured my heart in 2013 then again in 2016, 2019 and God willing 2022. It feels like home to me. Arrive with the spirit of the Camino and your heart will be glad, for the The Spirit is alive and well...