I have been waffling on which camino route to walk, the Camino Frances or the Primitivo. Before Leaving home I’d pretty much decided on the Frances because it was familiar, social and Day One aside, pretty easy.
Now I’m thinking that perhaps a challenge would be better, and after consulting some camino veterans I’ve decided to go for it.
The Camino Primitivo is the most difficult because of the terrain, mostly ups and downs. I’m good with the downs, it’s the ups that get me down.
A Canadian woman I queried is nearing the end of the Primitivo and is most inspiring. She says she is significantly overweight and walks slowly up the hills. If it’s not too steep she walks 80 steps before taking a break; if it’s steep she rests every 30 steps. If she can do it, I can do it.
In the meantime, I need to figure out how to use public transportation (my nemesis) to get from Madrid to Orviedo on Wednesday.
Oh, and maybe I’ll enjoy some tapas and sangria before leaving Seville.
Lastly, it’s sunflower season in southern Spain. Here are the three sisters.