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Body found on Finisterre beach

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!

kazrobbo

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A local TV website has reported that two pilgrims have found the body of a man on a beach near Finisterre. The man is believed to have been a pilgrim and to have been dead for several days.
Oh dear... 😔 how sad.
Also spare a thought for those who made the awful discovery... 😢
👣 🌏
 
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Bradypus

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Too many and too often!

Camino Chrissy

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I find it rather odd that if a rucksack was found near the man that there was nothing to identify him inside, such as a credential with his name on it and possibly a passport.
However, there was a recent thread with a link to an article about pilgrims settling in Finesterre and some wandering the area indefinately. Possibly he was one such fellow...just a thought.
 

SYates

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...
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I find it rather odd that if a rucksack was found near the man that there was nothing to identify him inside, such as a credential with his name on it and possibly a passport.
...
The credential would have been washed out by the water ...
BC SY
 
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Anik2001

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Sad news... may he rest in peace.
 

bobbogram

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El Norte San Sebastián to Santiago; Portuguese Lisbon to Porto; Porto to Santiago; Geneva west
I presume he‘s made it to his desired final destination successfully. With so many family and friends’s passing during this past decade, there are far worse circumstances and locations to meet your end. RIP
 

peregrina2000

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This is such sad news. I had originally thought this was the beach that has claimed the lives of several peregrinos, the Playa de Fora, which is very close to Finisterre. But this is a different beach, Playa Arnela, about 5 km north and on the coast. The article says this is on the Camino dos Faros (the Lighthouse camino) which goes all along the coast from Malpica to Finisterre. The tidal surges on these beaches are apparently totally unpredictable, and I hope that pilgrims will be careful before they take a celebratory plunge. Of course, we do not know what caused this man‘s death, and I am not pointing fingers, just sounding the alarm for others.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
This is such sad news. I had originally thought this was the beach that has claimed the lives of several peregrinos, the Playa de Fora, which is very close to Finisterre. But this is a different beach, Playa Arnela, about 5 km north and on the coast. The article says this is on the Camino dos Faros (the Lighthouse camino) which goes all along the coast from Malpica to Finisterre. The tidal surges on these beaches are apparently totally unpredictable, and I hope that pilgrims will be careful before they take a celebratory plunge. Of course, we do not know what caused this man‘s death, and I am not pointing fingers, just sounding the alarm for others.
As his backpack was found close to him, there is sadly also a chance that he slipped and fell of into the water. The Camino de los Faros is not for the faint-hearted as friends who have walked it told me.
BC SY
 

Cariad

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2019
A local TV website has reported that two pilgrims have found the body of a man on a beach near Finisterre. The man is believed to have been a pilgrim and to have been dead for several days.
This is such sad news. I had originally thought this was the beach that has claimed the lives of several peregrinos, the Playa de Fora, which is very close to Finisterre. But this is a different beach, Playa Arnela, about 5 km north and on the coast. The article says this is on the Camino dos Faros (the Lighthouse camino) which goes all along the coast from Malpica to Finisterre. The tidal surges on these beaches are apparently totally unpredictable, and I hope that pilgrims will be careful before they take a celebratory plunge. Of course, we do not know what caused this man‘s death, and I am not pointing fingers, just sounding the alarm for others.
rest in peace friend. Buen Camino 😪
 

RodlaRob

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Torres (2016) Portuguese (2016)
Yes this is so sad. My thoughts to the family. No papers? Ziplock bags probably not a priority here.
Too many times we see an early end to lives that we think have much more to live.... but the maybe the end is such a relief ...and a peaceful choice. Rip .
 

Carol06

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So sad for his family, but if it were me I would be thinking "what a way to go".... at the end of a wonderful and meaningful walk.
 

doctorherman

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Frances*3, Ingles, Primitivo, Finisterre, Baztan, and Portuguese
I'd imagine the water is rather choppy and hiemal at this time. RIP
 

Lucy Keenan

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2016 Northern Route, 2017 Santiago to Muxia and Fisterra. 2018 Frances, 2018 Ingles, 2019 Portugues
As his backpack was found close to him, there is sadly also a chance that he slipped and fell of into the water. The Camino de los Faros is not for the faint-hearted as friends who have walked it told me.
BC SY
Just as a matter of interest, what have your friends who walked the Camino de Faros said? I was interested in doing it myself, but any info would be greatly received.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
Just as a matter of interest, what have your friends who walked the Camino de Faros said? I was interested in doing it myself, but any info would be greatly received.
You might ask this question in a new thread (or the mods could cut your post out of this one and start it for you) but in short: They showed me photos that showed that parts of this route is not one for the vertigo-challenged like me.
BC SY
 

notion900

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>
parts of this route is not one for the vertigo-challenged
And the weather has been very hazardously windy here in Europe these last days (storm Ciara). Sounds like a horrible accident. Hope he can be identified soon.
 

Lucy Keenan

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2016 Northern Route, 2017 Santiago to Muxia and Fisterra. 2018 Frances, 2018 Ingles, 2019 Portugues
You might ask this question in a new thread (or the mods could cut your post out of this one and start it for you) but in short: They showed me photos that showed that parts of this route is not one for the vertigo-challenged like me.
BC SY
I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend. And thank you SY
 

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