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Looking for pilgrim Wanted - two Italian men who walked to Fisterra/Muxía at the End of June 2018

Via2010

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Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#1
Hi,

I am looking for two pilgrim friends whom I met on the Camino de Fisterra between June 27th and 30th 2018.
We talked to each other frequently, but did not exchange our names and or adresses.

My attempts, to trace them by writing to the albergues where we last met (Bela Muxía and the public albergue in Fisterra), failed because of their policy of privacy.

I know that there is only a little chance that they joined this forum too, but still it is worth an attempt. Perhaps some other pilgrim can help me.

I last met them at Santiago Airport on June 30th, about noon. Their flight as well as mine was supposed to leave in the late afternoon but I missed them after their check-in.

I suppose that they are at about 50 years old. Both were grey-haired, very fast walkers, about 1,80 m tall. One - quite unusual for an Italian, had blue eyes and a (short) beard. The other had colourful clothes (bright yellow t-Shirt, blue bermudas, orange shoes ....) like I prefer on my caminos, too.

They must have started from Oviedo around the 12 th of june as they told me that they had fog on their walk over the "hospitales". So I suppose they did the hospitales on 16th, one day before I did it.

They told me that they were from Piacenza respectively Cremona, near Milano, in the north of Italy.

I really regret that I did not spend more time with them on the camino. When we were walking back together from the church in Muxía, where we attended the evening mass, I realized that we were walking at the same pace and thought that they would have been nice companions. I would really like to try this on a future camino. Unfortunately I do not even know their first names, but I would really like to meet them again.

So perhaps one of them is reading this or one of you has met them on his/her camino and can tell them, that I want to get in touch with them.

Buen camino

Alexandra
 
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Iosi

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
13 July (2018)
#2
Hi,

I am looking for two pilgrim friends whom I met on the Camino de Fisterra between June 27th and 30th 2018.
We talked to each other frequently, but did not exchange our names and or adresses.

My attempts, to trace them by writing to the albergues where we last met (Bela Muxía and the public albergue in Fisterra), failed because of their policy of privacy.

I know that there is only a little chance that they joined this forum too, but still it is worth an attempt. Perhaps some other pilgrim can help me.

I last met them at Santiago Airport on June 30th, about noon. Their flight as well as mine was supposed to leave in the late afternoon but I missed them after their check-in.

They are supposingly at about 50 years old, both grey-haired, very fast walkers, about 1,80 m tall. The one with blue eyes and a beard carried a red Deuter backpack, the other with brown eyes often wore a yellow t-shirt and bright blue bermudas . I think he had a green backpack.

They must have started from Oviedo around the 12 th of june as they told me that they had fog on their walk over the "hospitales". So I suppose they did the hospitales on 16th, one day before I did it.

They told me that they were from Piacenza, near Milano, in the north of Italy.

Unfortunately I do not even know their first names, but I would really like to meet them again.

So perhaps one of them is reading this or one of you has met them on his/her camino and can give me further information to continue my search.

Buen camino

Alexandra


Hi Alexandra!

Hey did you check public posts made on Instagram during those days?
Anyways, wishing you the best and good luck on your search

Iosi
 

Via2010

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#3
Hi Iosi,

as I did not see them with a smartphone ( I left mine at home , too), I don´t think that they posted details about their journey on Instagram.

I connected with the last two albergues where we stayed in, but they could not help me because of their policy of privacy. So allowed the hospitaleros in Fisterra to give my adress to them if they ask for me, too.

BC
Alexandra
 

falcon269

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Camino(s) past & future
yes
#4
they could not help me because of their policy of privacy.
On the Forum, too, it has been suggested that pilgrims may not want to be found, so when Members help in locating someone, keep that concept in mind.:)

When you know who it might be, contact them to let them know that someone is looking. They then can make themselves known, either through the Forum or through private communication. Social media has become so pervasive that it is easy to forget that not everyone wants to be on it or share as copiously as some do.;)
 

Via2010

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Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#5
I have learnt a lesson: Enjoy the moment you meet but do not struggle to repeat.

Meeting these people was definitely good. Their company was just what I needed at that time, suffering from an infected toe and the loss of my previous "camino family" with whom I had walked the Primitivo before. Thank you!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#6
I have learnt a lesson: Enjoy the moment you meet but do not struggle to repeat.

Meeting these people was definitely good. Their company was just what I needed at that time, suffering from an infected toe and the loss of my previous "camino family" with whom I had walked the Primitivo before. Thank you!
If you have FB account maybe try some Italian Camino FB site???
 

Via2010

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#7
Due to my Profession (judge at a Court of Appeal, Family Division) I am reluctant with FB. I do not have an account yet, though I know this would be an easy way to connect to some camino friends. I have some Italian camino friends who are on FB. But in my opinion these two pilgrims are not on FB neither. I never saw them using a smartphone nor even take a photograph.

BC
Alexandra
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2018)
#8
I have learnt a lesson: Enjoy the moment you meet but do not struggle to repeat.

Meeting these people was definitely good. Their company was just what I needed at that time, suffering from an infected toe and the loss of my previous "camino family" with whom I had walked the Primitivo before. Thank you!
I agree " loosing your camino family is a sad day, the camino has many life lessons, but when you meet up by chance many days later , it is so good, !
If you're addicted like most folk on here you will be planning your next camino, torn between the North, and Portuguese at the moment for my next camino.
Bill
 

Via2010

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#9
Hi Bill,
yes indeed I am already thinking about alternatives for my next camino. Restricted by work it is difficult for me to plan more than 2 weeks on the camino. So either I select a long one and walk it in stages or I do one of the shorter ones. So now I am torn between various Options (Part of the Via Francigena from Aosta to Piacenza, Part of the Via de la Plata from Sevilla to Caceres or perhaps Banos de Montemayor; Camino de Salvador and Part of the Primitivo to Lugo again or Camino Sanabrés from La Granja de Moreruela to Santiago).

It is really nice to meet up with people whom you had already thought to have lost. E. g. this year I met a nice couple from Hawai in the Albergue in San Juan de Villapanada - I did the Primitivo - on the first evening. Then they continued to Bodenaya whereas I decided only to walk to Salas because I was not sure if my knee would not object to another long day, having just recovered from an injury last winter. How happy I was, meeting them again at Berducedo. Until Melide we met every evening, and then again in Santiago in the evening mass. We then exchanged our E-Mail-adresses, so we are still in touch.

BC
Alexandra
 

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