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Camino Frances A Bit At A Time?

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  1. Tim Shepherd

    Tim Shepherd New Member

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    I am doing my first part of Camino Frances in August this year and due to time constraints anc commitments I can only do St Jean Pied de Port to Logrono. I will return to continue as soon as it’s possible to do so...
    but my question is regarding the Camino Passport, I am understanding that I can continue to use the same passport to continue my journey and not have to start another one.
    I am hoping this is the case, until I get to Sarria which will mean I have to finish it from there to get the certificate.
     
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  2. Wily

    Wily Francés 2016; Portugués 2017; Inglés/Fisterra 2018

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    Hey Tim - Many pilgrim do the CF in chunks or sections usually because of time constraints. Use the same passport for your entire journey from SJPP to Santiago. When you return to continue, pick up in Logroño using the same passport and continue on Your Way. Picking up a couple stamps a day will pretty much fill up the credencial by the time your reach Santiago. For me, it was my favorite souvenir of this journey since I can look back upon individual stamps and think about when and where the credencial was stamped. Buen Camino!

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  3. RJS

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    When I walked my own Camino Frances, I also had to split it into two sections – The first one took me from Saint Jean Pied de Port as far as Fromista, I had originally planned on getting as far as Burgos, but made better progress than I anticipated and got as far as Fromista.

    Then, two years later, I returned to Fromista, stayed in the Municipal Refugio there as I had done on the last night of my first section, got a second identical stamp (But with a date of two years later) in my original Credentials and continued my Camino – I again did a little better than anticipated and manage to walk all the way to Finisterra – But picking up my Compostela on the way thorough Santiago de Compostela (Then getting the additional Compostela from the Municipal Refugio in Finisterra :) )

    So, I can confirm from my own experiences that you can use the same Credentials and still get your Compostela when you arrive in Santiago de Compostela without problems - Even if that is several years later !!

    The only other “Advice” I can offer is not to have a fixed finishing point, but to do a little research in advance to check on transport options back to whichever city you flew into from places en-route both before and after Logrono



    Good Luck and Buen Camino

    Rob
     
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    BROWNCOUNTYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Tim, you'll be surprised how quickly your credential fills up with stamps ("sellos" in Spanish). You can easily collect 3 or 4 a day in bars, restaurants, museums, cathedrals. Both caminos we filled our first credential early on, then bought a second one. During our camino last fall, we completely filled our second credential. As Wily said, they make great souvenirs. Bob
     
  5. Tim Shepherd

    Tim Shepherd New Member

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    Thanks Bob, did wonder if peeps filled it up and started again
     
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    RJS Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree that Credentials make great souvenirs, but, personally I stick to one cello per day unless there is a place of particular note that I want to remember :)

    Good Luck and Buen Camino

    Rob

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  7. Tim Shepherd

    Tim Shepherd New Member

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    Mine ready to get filled
     

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    I Hope that it is the First on Many :)
    Good Luck and Buen Camino

    Rob
     
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    I always get one each day where I sleep, and then where I eat if I get good service so as I can have a reference for others when asked.
     
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    Bryan Morlock Pilgrim Bryan

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    I wanted to get all of my stamps into one Credential so I stuck to one stamp per day, where we slept, until the last 100 km when I got the required two per day. I wanted to get all stamps into one booklet. Our group of four was a little bit lazier than some as we did 39 days of walking to get to Santiago. Even at that slower pace I feel like I missed so much.
     
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