Not sure what the convention is on this group, but I did a little bit of blogging while on the walk from Le Puy to Santiago. Not ‘useful information’ - I was trying to create a sense of what it feels like to be walking for so long. Grateful for comments https://readingontheroad54893552.wordpress.com/ -
Planning my next Camino. Camino del Norte. This will be my 5th having walked the Camino Frances twice, the Camino Catalan (from El Port de la Selva joining the Camino Frances at Logrono) and the Via de la Plata from Cadiz.
May well start in France (Le Puy) about March-April.
Morgan, I think YOU should walk whenever YOU and your partner want! Having said that I walked several phases in CF 2016, very early 3-4 AM to beat the heat in some areas. My biggest problems were finding the way since markings are rarely painted in neon or fluorescent paint. My recommendations: powerful flashlight with spare batteries for both of you; walking poles or sticks to ward-off unruly dogs, etc. Buen CAMINO!
Completed the CI in seven days. It was demanding walking 20k+ most days but arriving at the cathedral in Santiago is indescribable. The best part for me was being with my fellow pilgrims and the support they gave me. Thank you Magda, Laura, Robert, Will, Paco and his sister, Roberto, Ciera, Lola and Jenny. You were my Camino angels and you will walk with me the rest of my life
I just finisht the camino del northe. It was superfantastic. I recommanded to everyone who enjoy walking, sometimes ,alone and in the evening spent some time with other pilgrims. I met beautifull people. I had a great small guidebook with me, camino del northe: village to village map guide book. There are enought alberques to sleep and also a fieuw with donativo who I recommend.
Maggie, Just let me know if you need any further information on La Lana email me email@example.com. I did not post a list of the hostels I stayed at as this did not seem right on an open forum but I can supply the details if you want them. Likewise albergues both municipal and private . Overall this camino needed more planning than the others I walked, but I do rate it as the most rewarding to date. Regards, Don.
Hey there Mario!!!!
We already came and saw you in late March or early April!!!!!
I'm the American who had to go back to Lisbon and get new shoes!!!! You let my two daughters stay there while I did, and shared yummy crepes etc...!!! We LOVE you!!!! I think we stayed two days and didn't want to leave!!!!!
Flights booked, Auckland to Porto in May 2019. Starting with a two week walk to see if the reality is close to the anticipation. Occasional walker from NZ. Largest walk before this was three nights on the Milford Track in NZ. Not anticipating that kind of terrain this time. The long countdown starts...
This is David. We met in the information centre in Dublin today. Nice to meet you. Hope you got the other two sellos sorted out. You might like to check out the Camino Society's ezine at www.shamrocksandshells.com, which I edit. Buen and safe camino!
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Dear Dave sorry to hear about your awful experience on the CF. I try to avoid it these days. But there are wonderful pilgrimage experiences to be had away from that maelstrom. Via de la Plata, Lebaniego, Salvador... all these places attract a completely different kind of pilgrim. I hope you can find a different route to Santiago in the future.
I walked in
2013:Camino del Norte from Irun
2014: Camino Frances from SJDP
2016: Camino del Norte from Irun
2017: Camino Portuguese from Lisbon
2018: Camino del Norte + Primitivo from Bayonne,
2018: leaving October 1: Camino del Norte from Santander to Ferrol - from Ferrol the British way.
Hi Val, sorry about you blisters on the soles of your feet. Adter shower use antiseptic wipe to clean, then pierce blister in two places and genrly push flat until completely emptied. Then apply antiseptic and cover with a large fabric plaster. Waterproof plasters don't stick well and make the skin sweat too. If too large for large plaster then use a square of non adhesive pad, cut to shape, and use strapping tape.
Hi Elle, your Camino experience sounds great. I am heading off to do the Primitivo at the beginning of October. I am sure the weather may be disruptive but its all part of the 'journey'. Good luck with your pilgrimage(s), and thanks for the sharing. Patrick
Good morning. I see you are starting the Portugués coastal. I’m flying into Porto sept 29 and headed out to do the coastal October 1. Maybe we will cross paths? This is my first Camino. Buen Camino. Barbara