Caminos del Norte / Primitivo
15 Sept 2021 — 27 Oct 2021
My second Camino, seven years after my first, was a very different endeavor. This time I traveled the northern route along the coast, and switched to the “Primitive” route — the original path taken by the very first pilgrims — halfway through.
The hike turned out to not at all be the remote, wild trek that photos had promised, but it wasn’t without its charms. The Norte and Primitivo routes attract a fraction the traffic as the Camino Frances, and as such it was a more introspective, peaceful hike capped by a majestic couple of days on the O Camiño dos Faros.
Though not at all what I expected, it was a no less unforgettable trip.