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Thursday, January 24, 2013

El Camino de Santiago de Compostella


Time to start planning for the next adventure!



Plans are firming up for the next Cystic Fibrosis Awareness and Fundraising Adventure. As you may already have heard, we are planning to hike The Way of St.James,  an 800km walking route across Spain.

The current plan sees us start the hike 14 September 2013 in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, in France, near the Spain border, and plan to finish 6 weeks later in Santiago de Compostella in Spain. If we actually walk a bit faster, like normal people who do it in 30 days, we may arrive a week earlier and continue to the edge of the world; Cape Finisterre. We remain flexible.

Anybody interested in packing their backpack and coming along should email Walter (2suffer@coughing4cf.com). I plan to share the cost of a rental car to accommodate those who come along for fun and not necessarily to walk the entire way. This  will also be the support vehicle that carries medications and heavy items and scout out accommodation each day.

Because everyone is different I expect our group to split up here and there as people get blisters, pains and aches at different stages, and we all walk at different speeds and need emergency rest days at different stages. Of course we meet up very regularly to regroup again!

As pilgrimage accommodation, the Albergues and Refugios, generally do not allow you to 'hold' places we would likely stay in hotels more often than not, but they shouldn't be too expensive. It will also be off season and the weather will fluctuate between hot and quite cold and wet.

Each walker participating will be raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis with an EverydayHero page!

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