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First lesson?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Topics' started by HedaP, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. HedaP

    HedaP Active Member Donating Member

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    Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, booked to do it again April/May 2017
    Yikes. Two weeks from flying out of Australia to do the CF and my washing machine has died. It wasn't that long ago on this very forum that I was writing about how much I liked handwashing and those serviceable Spanish wash tubs. Thinking this might be my first lesson for this camino.
     
  2. Viranani

    Viranani Veteran Member Donating Member

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    St Olav and Francés (2016)
    Baztanés and Onward (May 2017)
    Ingles and Camino de San Andrés de Teixido (July 2017)
    Welcome to the simple life, Heda!;)
     
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  3. Peter Fransiscus

    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member

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    2017 , Irun to SdC ( Camino del Norte and Primitivo )
    Hi Heda, now you can also practice handwashing .;)

    Wish you well,Peter.
     
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  4. John Lunde

    John Lunde New Member

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    Since you are from Australia I would like to note a couple of your countrymen have devised the best hand washing method I have found. They have modified a waterproof bag to do washing and it works great. https://thescrubba.com/
     
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  5. camino-david

    camino-david Active Member Donating Member

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    Caminos Frances and Finisterre 2010: Caminos Aragones and Frances 2011: Via de la Plata, Camino Frances and Camino Portugues 2013. Camino Frances and hospitalero at San Miguel, Estella 2015
    Those Scrubba bags are a huge price. I'm all for simplicity, being just aa simple person, so I wash everything in a bar of cheap toilet soap - body, hair, clothes (including Merino). The Icebreaker gear bought in 2010 have survived many Caminos and unpteen bush walks at home. The washing instructions on mine includes the words 'no hot driers'
     
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  6. Nelia L Keiser

    Nelia L Keiser Member

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    Some places do have washers and driers for 3€ each. You could share the cost with other pilgrims. I liked the washer as it really wrung out the water better than hand and clothes dried faster once in a while I would use a drier.
     
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  7. piggyhinton

    piggyhinton New Member

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    you use whatever is there, machines and driers - great if not wear your cloths in the shower -not if they are muddy!!
     
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