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Fisterra route "destroyed" by fire and flood


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#3
are they working on the damage currently? we will be walking from sdc to finisterre in late january, and hope for no problems.
 

ivar

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#4
I don't think it is a problem actually walking out to Finisterre, but with the recent fires and the flooding you may walk some stretches in burnt forest.

Esau: What did you find hard, finding your way or just to see the destruction? I am curious to know so that I can better give advice to people that ask me about this. I have driven out to Costa da Morte a few times since the fires and I see burnt forest, but not that much.

The flooding problem is a minor problem for pilgrims I think. Everything that was a problem related to the flooding has now been fixed enough so that a pilgrim would not have any problems.

Anyway, it would be nice to hear from someone that has walked to Finisterre lately.

Greetings from Santiago,
Ivar
 
#5
I walked too

I walked 3 days after the rain (at the end of october) this route. I think no problem. Ok a little bit water but only two time I must take an road for an short part. From Muxia to Finistere it was harder. 5 km more because an river has only stone to cross over. But the people there say wich way you must go and they are great, they helped if they can.
Here I must say thanks to the police when they closed the camino and to some pilgrims which must go the original route and dont knowing what they do, crazy man. Nearer the death as alive. If you trust the camino you have never an problem.

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Peter Robins

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#7
more on this in today's Correo Gallego
http://www.elcorreogallego.es/index.php ... cia=104538

The Galician Amigos are demanding action on the route, saying that some sections, such as Chan da Armada to Cee, are 'completely impassable' and others are badly damaged. The Xunta say they are working on it.

The article also states that the albergue in Muxía, after many postponements, should open in December.
 

ivar

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#8
To add to all this, we are getting ready for another few days with bad weather. The weather report is saying that we will get strong wind and moderate to heavy rain. I saw some pictures from Cee and they are getting ready with sand-bags to try to avoid another flooding downtown.

This type of weather is normal for Galicia in fall/winter, the problem is that with the fires we had this summer the vegetation is gone in many places and the water does not go into the grown. Too much water on the surface create bigger rivers than normal and flooding.

Right now in Santiago, the wind has picked up but still no rain. But you get the feeling that it will start any moment now.

Un saludo,
Ivar
 

Esau

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#9
ivar said:
Esau: What did you find hard, finding your way or just to see the destruction? I am curious to know so that I can better give advice to people that ask me about this. I have driven out to Costa da Morte a few times since the fires and I see burnt forest, but not that much.
It was hard to find the way AND to pass it (flooding)...I had had to take a long part on the road, especially from Olveiroa to Cee. But I think without rain it's no problem and NOT dangerous.
 

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