Ola, all being well, I should reach SdeC on Thurs next, 17th Oct, which leaves me with 5 free days before my flight home on 23rd. I'm interested in going to/staying over in Finisterre and Muxia using public transport, not on foot! Advice on how I go about this would be welcome. I came across a company offering a day trip from SdeC to Finisterre and Muxia, 09:00-18:30, for about £31. Looking forward to your views.
There is a wealth of accommodation on the North Highland Way, from bothies, to bed and breakfasts, to wild camping, to lovely four star hotels. Whatever you want, its there. The home of the North Highland Way on the web site has been moved to a new platform... see www.letsgoexploring.co.uk
hey Dave how are you mate ? i am recovering slowly. Ive had a fair few setbacks in my health but i am doing ok and will improve slowly but surely. I not sure when i can do a camino but i will do the camino ingles as my first camino and hope to do it with my wife and a friend hopefully in next few years how are you and your plans and your dad? God bless from Glenn Buen Camino
Hola mi nombre es Mariana Gil, a mi me encanta la naturaleza y por eso siempre tengo una Gravilla distinta en cada uno de los sitios a los que visito e incluso me dedico a hacer este tipo de trabajos a domicilio porque realmente me apasiona. Me pueden dar sugerencias sobre este tema.
The receipt of my new heavy duty batteries and my stuff previously stored by Ivar has increased my pack load too much. I investigated using Correos baggage forwarding but it looks like they don't service the Primitivo too well. So, I will probably come back next year to finish this years Camino project. So it will be back to Maine in two days.
Currently in Santiago, deciding whether or not to go back to Santander to continue the del Norte and then the Primitivo now that my all day video camera has batteries again
I have been walking for a month now.
You've helped me with queries before & I've downloaded your pdf of the Camino Portuguese but can you suggest where we can leave our car if we drive to Porto rather than fly? We are getting older & don't want to be tied down by flight schedules. Many thanks in advance
Hola Elle, i admit i was warned!!! I arrived in Porto yesterday and today was my 2nd 2 Pasteis Natas day you were so right!!! I have arrived in Matosinhos via the coast it was beauitful. Not sure if it was the time (left Porto at 8) or being Sunday but it was very busy. Thank you for your amazing website its been very helpful and inspirational. Dee
We are currently walking on the Camino Portuguese and were upset by the arrival on Saturday morning of a bunch of quad bikers just North of Arcade. They tried to get onto the Camino, but a narrow steel bridge was too narrow for them. However about an hour later as we walked along (I am not sure of the exact town) we were overtaken by about twenty quad bikes roaring along the narrow camino. More to come
Thank you for your comment about a bike bell and safety on the footpath with pilgrims. I always use my bell and/or get off my bike and walk until the footpath is clear to pass on. Safety first ! CB Bike
Hello. I'm finding the newsletter a tremendous support while preparing to return to the Camino. A simple question, I hope. For my trip from Leon backwards to Mansilla de las Mulas from where I'll start walking, can I pay my fair in euros on the Alsa bus or do I need to buy the ticket in advance from a machine or online? It's only about 1.70 euros.
Ahhhh Today recovering at home from a hospital stay instead of travelling on the "El Topo" narrow gauge train from Irun to Oviedo to start our leisurely Camino Primitivo. An unexpected medical event prompted cancellation of the whole plan. Rather downcast today, filling in time putting together a claim on my travel insurance. Haven't got round to unpacking my rucksack yet.
New Credentials Procedure: Seems to be a new lottery-style credentialing system. We arrived Santiago on Saturday, Sept. 14 around 12. By 2:00, the office was no longer open to give credentials to arriving pilgrims. SO MANY people were devastated as they would not be able to return the next day to receive their certificates. PLEASE go directly to the credential office or plan to stay an additional day in Santiago.
Does anyone know of a baggage transport service that takes backpacks from Pontevedra on the spiritual variante to Armenteira? Need assistance ASAP. Sincerest thanks! Tui Transport is a no go on the variente!
Just on a Camino Holiday retracing my Porto to Santiago adventure staying In Porto / Valenca / Vigo / Santiago De Compostela over 3 weeks Bliss ( Not walking this time using public transport) as seemingly most pilgrims are and none showing any signs of wear and tear not surprisingly I understand it’s ok from Porto To Valenca/ Tui but trust me it’s the same once you enter the last 100K absolutely amazed at it.
I'm curious, did you ever get to Half Dome? Did you make it to the top? I read in a report about a woman's death that there is now a restriction on the number of people who can hike the trail outfitted with the cables. It is only 50 per day.
Dear Forum Members,
I am planning to start walking the camino Mozarabe on the 1st October 2019 and would appreciate if you share some of your experiences of this route. Also is anyone walking at this period?
Thanks in advance and kind regards,
So did you walk the opposite direction on the Camino Madrid?
We're thinking about walking from Pamplona to Sahagun, then just heading down the Madrid route.
If you did this, did you have any issues with hospitaleros knowing you were going backwards?
Hello. To return to Leon to continue the Camino Frances, I'm planning to fly from London Gatwick to Madrid with Air Europa as it offers the earliest flight. Does anyone have experience of travelling with Air Europa which I've not come across before? I've read quite a few negative reviews. I'll check my backpack with poles for carriage in the hold, not hand luggage, but I don't want to loose them.
I completed the Camino Mozarabe from Almeria to Muxia in June of 2019. I'm now living in Granada and loving it! I'm somewhere in the middle of a first draft of a book about my experiences and things I thought about along the way. I hope to have it on Amazon by late fall. I'll also post a free downloadable PDF here.
I am thinking about walking one of the caminos in the spring or summer time - as a starter - it will be my first - can anyone recomend me a route which goes in aeras of free nature and small pueblos, and as few towns and highways as possible?
I am grateful for any advice.
Jeffrey, I have a close friend who is doing it next month - a lady in her 60s who has done her research and training, and for whom this trek will have deep spiritual significance. She has never done the camino before. Is there something I can give her that would be helpful, not extra weight, that would remind her of my support for her camino? Has there been some little thing / resource you were glad you had?