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  1. mary flo

    Best Sections of the Coastal Route from Porto

    Yes, sections :) Since we don't have time to do the entire trek, we are trying to narrow down our path. Just looking for favorite areas from folks who have walked from Porto.
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    Best Sections of the Coastal Route from Porto

    Hi! We actually did Finisterre & Muxia in 2016. So beautiful!
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    Best Sections of the Coastal Route from Porto

    I completed the Frances from St Jean in 2016 and made a wonderful friend from South Africa. We want to do a Camino reunion walk but only have a week. Since we're not able to do the whole route this time around we'd love to know the best sections from Porto to Santiago. Thanks & buen Camino!
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    Don't Cheap Out on Raingear!

    This year I walked the Camino Frances March 15-April 15 and the weather varied but wasn't bad - of course there are always crappy weather days anytime of year. If you don't mind it being on the cooler side, you'll be fine! I also really loved the smaller amount of pilgrims. And yes, the quality...
  5. mary flo

    Our first Camino

    Hi @PMF! I'm heading out March 15th...depending on our pace, we may cross paths! Buen Camino!
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    Current weather?

    Thanks for this!
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    20 DAYS! Sharing photos along the way...

    20 DAYS until PARIS 25 DAYS until ST JEAN and the beginning of my Camino I am profoundly excited. I love taking photos (not professionally!) of my adventures. While I plan to be mostly disconnected during this trip I will be snapping tons of photos and uploading occasionally. I'd love for some...
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    Gym leggings instead of "hiking pants"

    I love the leggings - I found some great Polarmax leggings (Comp4 Stretch Tight) that are technically a base layer but can be worn alone. The are great in the rain, still warm then quick dry. I also do just a basic New Balance light/quickdry legging that's great. Agree that it is nice to have...
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    Spanish Cultural Faux Pas

    This is so good to know! I would have totally picked up fruit :oops:
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    from Logrono in March Easter time

    Hi Lisa & Hanne! I'll be starting from SJPdP on the 15th so I may run into you during Holy Week! Lots of lovely things going on I'm sure...looking forward to it! Buen Camino!
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    Special places deserving exploration on C. Frances

    Hi Sue! I will be setting out in March too, the 15th from SJPdP. Thanks for starting this thread, some good info here! Maybe I'll see you along the way - Buen Camino!
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    Rain Gear Product opinions please

    I gave ponchos a go but they don't work for me personally. I love my Marmot PreCip ( http://marmot.com/products/details/precip-jacket-new ) along with my pack cover and interior lined with a trash compactor bag (just in case). Arc'teryx has awesome rain gear but they are not cheap at all (I've...
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    Muxia or Finisterre?

    I will have a day in Santiago. I hope to have some extra time - I don't want to over plan but I'm pretty fast so I hope to have some wiggle room beyond the few extra days I have blocked out for resting & exploration. I appreciate all the info everyone!
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    Muxia or Finisterre?

    Thank you for all your feedback! I don't want to plan too much but wanted to have a place to stay at the end of my journey. Much appreciated! I'm so ready to go...only 59 days...but who's counting?! :rolleyes:
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    Muxia or Finisterre?

    Hi all! Hoping for some feedback from the group on this...I am walking the Camino Frances in March/April this year and should be in Santiago by April 17 and then I've got two days to relax (travelling by bus) in Muxia or Finisterre. Trying to decide where I should relax for those last two days...

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