The question was:
I’ve just read on a few blogs things along the lines of “there was nowhere to eat until we’d walked 8km” OR “once I realised we didn’t need breakfast, I was much more calm”
I fear we would not get to the point of being calm! We do not embark on any adventures without filling our tummies with a bowl of porridge or (in South East Asia) noodle soup or lamb’s tail tea in Mongolia…..I cannot imagine asking my kids to walk for two hours on empty stomachs. Are there really stretches where you cannot plan ahead to have at least a loaf or two of bread and some cheese for the morning? (in particular from Astorga onwards).
Read the good advice on finding breakfast on the Camino de Santiago.