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First Time and Primitivo

thereseDP

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Hi to all,

We are three South African first time peregrinas that will attempt the Camino Primitivo end of April. This has been on my bucket list for many years, and after thinking at some stage that I must take it off the list, it is finally materialising. We are hard in training for the walk. Anyone else doing this route during this time. We will start from Tineo on 28 April and will continue to Finisterra/Muxia before flying back mid May.

Therese
 
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Therese...welcome to the Forum and the Class of 2012!

There continues to be a strong SA presence along the Way and many choose to walk the camino less traveled. I am sure that as time goes on and plans are made additional Forum members will pop up whom are also considering the Primitivo.

Please keep us updated as you close in on your walk and as you progress along the Way.

Tot Siens,

Arn
 

Tia Valeria

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Past OR future Camino
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
Welcome to the Forum.
We walked as far as Tineo in 2010 and are hoping to return to complete the Primitivo this year. As Arn says there are others thinking of walking the route. If you keep a check on the Primitivo section of the forum you will find some of us posting there as time goes on.
If you buy Forum badges you might also meet folk who are walking when you are, either along the Primitivo or when you join the Frances.
Buen Camino
 

thereseDP

New Member
Thank you Arn and Tia Valeria,

I am constantly looking for updates on the forum. Enoying all the feedback and encouragement. As the time come closer I am going from feeling totally prepared to feeling that I will never be able to make it. I am trying from keeping myself to not overplan, which is a habit of mine. Looking forward to the experience.

I also cannot decide how cold it will be for us coming from sunny South Africa, but it looks like the same when you go here into the mountains, could be many seasons in one day?

I am practicing walking with sticks at the moment and doing weekend hikes where there are some hills and packing and repacking my backpack!

Therese
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
We plan to dress in layers so that we can cope with temperatures ranging from very cold to fairly warm. Angulero has just added (Jan 31st) a good set of climate figures relating to the Primitivo around Lugo and Noreña. http://www.caminodesantiago.me/board/camino-primitivo/topic12613.html. Shows just how variable it can be.
This time we will have sleeping bags with us!
 
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grahamjenn

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As 3 South Africans who did th Primitivo in August 2011, it is worthy of a bucket list.

Had an awesome time and would happily go back if the chance presented itself.

Have sent you a private message. Feel free to contact me should you wish to know more.

Graham
 

Tia Valeria

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Past OR future Camino
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
Just back from a 15km hike with full packs up and down hills and tracks. Tineo to Campiello is about 10.5km, followed by days of 15km+. It turned warm so we were carrying our thin fleeces on our packs too and still managed OK. Quite encouraging for both of us.
Buen Camino

PS: We have sent you a PM Therese
 

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