I’m confused! I have booked my time off; I am free from Sunday 18th September until the beginning of November and I want to walk as far as I can.
The plan was to walk from St Jean to Fisterra but Pope Francis has proclaimed 2016 as the Year of Mercy. This means to visitors that the main Holy Door will be open in many cathedrals. Whilst not a Holy year, the last time the doors were opened at the cathedral in Santiago was the Jubilee year 2010 and the numbers of pilgrims were much higher than usual. A few folks are suggesting that accommodation on the Camino Frances is already booking up and this is backing up the suggestion that numbers will be up this year.
I had already started to wonder if I should walk a different route and now the idea of numbers increasing and a busy camino is pushing me further down this road.