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julija

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hello to all!
we will start walking camino frances in august 2010 and we were wondering if there is any possibility for a relaxing swim after or during walking and does it have any sense to bring bathing suit or not.
any recomendation for swimming spots?
thank you in advance.
julija
 
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keilnirby

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A lot of towns and villages along the way have municipal pools. Many pilgrims don't realize this. Just ask someone in town if there is one and where it is.

I would definitely bring a bathing suit. Men might be better off bringing shorts that could be worn for both swimming and just lounging around -- a dual purpose for anything in your pack is a plus.

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Do not ignore the refreshing possibilities of the Pisuerga, the Isla, or even the Canal de Castilla, although caution is always to be exercised while swimming in rivers. I have several times seen pilgrims swimming dressed informally, which is not illegal in Spain, but it is usally better to carry a swimsuit with one. I have had very pleasant swimming in the riparian pool in the middle of Molinaseca and quite enjoyed the cries of Es mucho fria señor, to which I replied, Es no fria por me: soy canadiense.

University and community pools are almost always open to pilgrims, and I note the kindness of the staff in Luquin who kept it open for us after their usual siesta closing time.
 

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