Is it difficult to make friends if you walk the Camino alone?

Woman walking alone

The question was:

I will be walking some portion of the Camino Frances in the early autumn 2013. I will only have about 3 weeks vacation. Nowhere near enough time to walk the whole way from SJPP. So I will probably start somewhere west of Leon. I will be a slow walker and don’t intend to push myself beyond what I think I can reasonably do each day.

I was just reading on another thread that it is sometimes hard for someone walking alone to make friends along the way. Particularly if they did not start in SJPP. How true is this?

Read all the good advice on walking the Camino de Santiago alone here.