I love this time of year… my work is crazy busy and that’s always great fun but also it’s the time of year when I can start to think of my next walk. I find myself lingering over my old photos, my blog, other people’s blogs and the camino forums. It’s time to go walking… I can feel the pull!
In August, Gerry and I are off to walk the Camino Baztan for 6 days and in October we’re walking 12 days in Portugal on the Rota Vicetina. But after that I need to plan!
There are so many paths, so many caminos (or is the plural camini?) Where do I start? How can I choose? Well first off I ask when? I can go walking in March and April. I yearn to walk in May but it’s just too busy with weddings; maybe one day but not in 2018. Gerry and I are walking the Camino del Norte in the Autumn. And after this I have the seed of an idea that maybe I can join my walking buddies for a re-run of the Camino Frances. They want to finish what they started in May and I might try and join them.
So the question for me is, if I want to walk in the spring for a couple of weeks, where could I walk? Weather will be an important factor? I’d love the Primitivo but I think it’s too far north for March? I love the look of the Ruta de la Luna but it’s 4 weeks… but perhaps a maybe? And then there is the Camino de Madrid… 2 weeks, easy to get to, hopefully weather wise it’s do-able? This is a real contender.
In the process of looking I remembered… I’m in Marbella on the 30th and 31st October… I wonder if I can grab a week then? I found the Camino del Sur. It’s a very solitary trail… so I wondered… does anyone fancy a week in November in southern Spain?
I think it’s time to stop planning! Anyway, once we’ve solved this little conundrum… we can talk shoes 😀