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Lovely Betsy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Finisterre (October 2018)
Hello to all.
My first posting for my first Camino.
I’m walking Camino de Finisterre in October.
Perhaps cross paths with some of you on the way?
This forum has been so helpful in all my plotting and planning - thank you.
Having been diagnosed with M.E./CFS almost ten years ago, even this short Camino is feeling a little daunting.
But exciting too!
P.S. packing list further down the posts. Advice appreciated.
 
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NualaOC

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Camino(s) past & future
A few and hopefully lots more. See signature.
Welcome to the forum, @Lovely Betsy. The first Camino is always a little daunting, but it everything becomes much simpler when you start walking. Wishing you well with the final stages of your planning and if you're unsure about anything, just ask a question here. Buen Camino!
 

mickcope

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino - Sarria
Hello to all.
My first posting for my first Camino.
I’m walking Camino de Finisterre in October.
Perhaps cross paths with some of you on the way?
This forum has been so helpful in all my plotting and planning - thank you.
Having been diagnosed with M.E./CFS almost ten years ago, even this short Camino is feeling a little daunting.
But exciting too!
HI . - i start the 20th October from Santiago Mick
 

Lovely Betsy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Finisterre (October 2018)
Admittedly I leave tomorrow lunchtime but does anyone have a moment to check over my packing list at all?
I have no idea how long it will take me to walk this Camino, definitely not 3 days!
I fly home 15 days after arriving in SdC.
Currently at 7kg without water or food.
Have a rucksack and small cross body bag.
Thin merino leggings and long sleeve top
Thin quick dry leggings and long sleeve top
(The one on one washing principle)
Thin quick dry cropped leggings
Thin quick dry vest for under...
Thin light cotton dress for walking
Jersey dress for when not walking
(All this instead of trousers and shorts)
Scarf which doubles as sun hat and towel
Short sleeved T-shirt for sleep and extra layering
Thin light Pj bottoms
3 pairs pants
2 bras
3 pairs socks
Jacket
Thin wool blanket/shawl
Hiking boots
Flipflops
Waterproof wind stopper top and trousers
Rain poncho
Sleep sack
Toiletries - soap, deodorant in bar form, solid shampoo, travel toothpaste, toothbrush, sleep roll on remedy, small pot of muscle and headache balm, small pot of multi use balm/moisturiser, small pot of aloe vera, 30ml medication, ear plugs.
Sanitary towels.
Phone charger
Small novel to read (I can’t do kindle!)
Journal/diary
Documents
Stripped back Brierley guide.
2 x 500ml foldable water carriers
Toilet tissues, wet wipes, nappy bags.
6 emergency Snack bars
Camping cutlery set
Lightweight origami plate, cup, bowl
(Plan to save money by making own breakfast and lunch).
Basic first aid kit
Moleskin and micropore
Travel bottle of talcum powder
4 Small caribiners
4 pegs
Spare shoelaces
Scallop shell!
 
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FLEUR

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
Voie de Paris / Tours Aulnay to Saintes 2017
Camino del Baztan 2018
Five or six days might be more realistic for this walk. Depends of course on your fitness / age. If you've a change if clothes and a rain cover for your rucksack then I'd not bother with waterproof trousers.
 

KinkyOne

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Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Admittedly I leave tomorrow lunchtime but does anyone have a moment to check over my packing list at all?
I have no idea how long it will take me to walk this Camino, definitely not 3 days!
I fly home 15 days after arriving in SdC.
Currently at 7kg without water or food.
Have a rucksack and small cross body bag.
Thin merino leggings and long sleeve top
Thin quick dry leggings and long sleeve top
(The one on one washing principle)
Thin quick dry cropped leggings
Thin quick dry vest for under...
Thin light cotton dress for walking
Jersey dress for when not walking
(All this instead of trousers and shorts)
Scarf which doubles as sun hat and towel
Short sleeved T-shirt for sleep and extra layering
Thin light Pj bottoms
3 pairs pants
2 bras
3 pairs socks
Jacket
Thin wool blanket/shawl
Hiking boots
Flipflops
Waterproof wind stopper top and trousers
Rain poncho
Sleep sack
Toiletries - soap, deodorant in bar form, solid shampoo, travel toothpaste, toothbrush, sleep roll on remedy, small pot of muscle and headache balm, small pot of multi use balm/moisturiser, small pot of aloe vera, 30ml medication, ear plugs.
Sanitary towels.
Phone charger
Small novel to read (I can’t do kindle!)
Journal/diary
Documents
Stripped back Brierley guide.
2 x 500ml foldable water carriers
Toilet tissues, wet wipes, nappy bags.
6 emergency Snack bars
Camping cutlery set
Lightweight origami plate, cup, bowl
(Plan to save money by making own breakfast and lunch).
Basic first aid kit
Moleskin and micropore
Travel bottle of talcum powder
4 Small caribiners
4 pegs
Spare shoelaces
Scallop shell!
If you are OK with carrying all this than you are good to go ;)
But I think it's too much IMO.

About how many days it depends how far you walk each day. It could be anywhere from 2-X days. Plenty of possible combinations distance wise. And many more if you add private accommodation to the albergues-stops.

Buen Camino!
 

Lovely Betsy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Finisterre (October 2018)
Look out for the blue hair Mick and Jim!
Thanks Kinky One - I’m staying at the Seminario in SdC before and after so am going to ask if I can leave a carrier bag of things in a locker!
 

FLEUR

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
Voie de Paris / Tours Aulnay to Saintes 2017
Camino del Baztan 2018
We stayed at Seminario menor in Santiago de C then walked to a very good albergue in Negreira that they recommended.
 

FLEUR

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
Voie de Paris / Tours Aulnay to Saintes 2017
Camino del Baztan 2018
@ Lovely Betsy let me know if you'd like details of where we stayed and our stages on the Camino to Finisterra and I will look them up and post on here.
 

Lovely Betsy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Finisterre (October 2018)
Thanks Fleur.
It’s always good to have a few recommendations.
 

FLEUR

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
Voie de Paris / Tours Aulnay to Saintes 2017
Camino del Baztan 2018
@ Lovely Betsy these are the places where we stayed. All very different, all good.
Albergue San Jose Negreira
Albergue bar Casa Pepa in Santa Marina
Albergue O Castelina. Hospital - Dumbria
Albergue Camino Fisterra - Corcubion
Pension Finistellae Finisterre (there's also an albergue run by same people)

We walked from 1 - 5 October 2016
 

MarcelWals

Next: Winter-edition Camino Portugues | Feb. 2020
Camino(s) past & future
October '16: Camino Frances
April '18 : Camino Portugues
April '19: SdC - Muxia - Finisterre - SdC
Ans now we all are curious about your camino... :) share your stories, Lovely Betsy
 

Lovely Betsy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Finisterre (October 2018)
Wowee!
It’s been incredible and intense and hard and beautiful and everything!
Today on my eleventh day of ambling not rambling I walked till I could walk no more to the end of the world.
Santiago - Muxía - Fisterra.
It seems stories of the slow walking blue haired woman went before me!
May we all find our way.
X
 

FLEUR

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
Voie de Paris / Tours Aulnay to Saintes 2017
Camino del Baztan 2018
Congratulations. It sounds as though you had a great time and wonderful Camino experience taking it at your own pace. Exactly the way a Camino should be IMHO.
 

MarcelWals

Next: Winter-edition Camino Portugues | Feb. 2020
Camino(s) past & future
October '16: Camino Frances
April '18 : Camino Portugues
April '19: SdC - Muxia - Finisterre - SdC
great to hear, Lovely Betsy
 

Lovely Betsy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Finisterre (October 2018)
Thank you.
It’s this bit that’s feeling the hardest!
Like an intense love affair that has suddenly ended.
Still, don’t head back to Santiago till tomorrow.
 

FLEUR

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012 - 2016
Voie de Paris / Tours Aulnay to Saintes 2017
Camino del Baztan 2018
I hope you've collected the beautiful Finisterra certificate. The memories will stay with you forever.
 

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