Thursday, April 28, 2016

Why the Primitivo?

Well, because the more famous Camino de Santiago (the Camino Francés to us peregrinos) has become too famous, and therefore too populated.  This won't be a problem with the Camino Primitivo, which proceeds from Oviedo in a southwesterly direction until it joins the "main" Camino in Melide, a hard day's march from Santiago de Compostella.  Although the Primitivo attracts a goodly number of hardy souls in the summer nowadays, I expect it to be fairly empty at this time of year.