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Thread: September 2012: Camino Portuguese, Porto > Santiago > Muxia > Finistere

  1. #1 September 2012: Camino Portuguese, Porto > Santiago > Muxia > Finistere 
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    Anyone else thinking of doing this route, early September?

    If so, good luck, we may see each other on the way.
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
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  2. #2 Re: September 2012: Camino Portuguese, Porto > Santiago > Muxia > Finistere 
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    I'm commencing this same route next week, except I'm going to Finisterre then to Muxia and back to SDC! I was supposed to go last Sept., but had to cancel due to knee surgery. SO excited to go! I'll post about it when I get home!

    ~Danette
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  3. #3 Re: September 2012: Camino Portuguese, Porto > Santiago > Muxia > Finistere 
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    Sorry to hear about the op, last September I was walking the from Burgos. Where I actually met a dutch chap who was in his words running an experiment, testing out his new hip! Really decent chap, he successfully finish his 500km having had hip replacement surgery.

    Excellent, please post along the route if you can, keep us all updated on your progress.
    Are you following the beach route from Porto?

    Have fun and good luck
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    Im in Ponte de Lima using free internet access at the library! What a beautiful, quaint town. So much so that Im staying an extra day! Found a great room for 20/night, which is very cheap for a pension so far! Private bath, kitchen access, t.v., queen bed, laundry facilities, sun terrace! Very exciting after a few albergues! I did take the coastal route out of Porto. Beautiful walk along the beach, some on the beach (my choice)! The downfalls? Never saw another pilgrim, no albergues so you have to pay for hotels/pensions, and from town to the main route on the next day... not waymarked at all!! Im already directionally-challenged, so I was very lost. Breirleys book was inaccurate woth directions. Somehow, I made it. Dumb luck, actually, but I did add a few kilometers to the route! No locals seem to have ever heard of the Caminho, so getting any directions/assistance was out of the question. Now Im back on the route and there are yellow arrows every 50 meters!
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    Sounds like you're having a good time, I intend to take the beach route too. With regard to pilgrim and locals perhaps it's still a little early in the season for the camino? I'll remember to bring a compass and secondary map. Good luck, keep us all posted on your grand adventure!
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  6. #6 Re: September 2012: Camino Portuguese, Porto > Santiago > Muxia > Finistere 
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    Hi Stork RN

    Grateful for the info about going the beach route out of Porto.. we did wonder if we'd find our way, and after your comments, have decied to go the waymarked way, don't fancy getting lost on ther first day from oporto to Santiago..Do love those yellow arrows!
    Starting middle of September.

    Cheers!
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    i am starting from Vilarinho on the 4th of sept or there abouts, i downloaded some maps from the spainish amigos but dont know if they will help, the route according to the csj guidebook is well marked and many dont use maps, but i like them, any suggestions? i would like to travel with someone a little more expierenced as this will be my first. Also i am flying into santiago and busing it to porto where do i get my passport? thanks jim the traveler
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    where is the room i will use it when im there on sept 6th or so
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    Completed all the way to Finistere, didn't do Muxia mind gotta save something for next time.
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
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    Well after all that, we did take the beach route out of Oporto, and it was well worth it! would recommend it to all.. a very good camino all the way to Santiago, and well waymarked too.
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