Safety in cape Finisterre and imprudent pilgrims

The debate over security in the cape is back on the table after a new disappearance of a pilgrim these days

Fernando Borjas
14/09/2016 21:18
Cabo de Finisterre

Cabo de Finisterre

Cape Finisterre is being focus in recent years of some accidents and tragedies staged by pilgrims who decide to prolong the Camino de Santiago to the Atlantic coast. If he does something less than a year was found dead a young Madrid police in nearby Cape, this same weekend we knew the disappearance of a pilgrim of South Korean origin that only his backpack with some belongings was found. A nearby accidents Cape must be added the false tradition that is being taken to burn clothes by some pilgrims.

Is it safe for pilgrims Cape Finisterre? Do we risk more than necessary at times to get the best "selfie" or instant best of this picture postcard scenery? The authorities of the town seem to take very seriously the security in the area and already pose exceptional measures to deter pilgrims from getting too close to the most dangerous areas, where the sea or misstep can cost you dearly, without the rescues in the area are extremely difficult.

This requires the installation of signage is proposed in several languages ​​with very clear messages about the dangers of the sea at Cape Finisterre, besides the presence of face reporters to explain the most "courageous" about the dangers they face and avoiding who are exposed to it if possible, recogias measures in Monte do Cabo do to be developed Master Plan.

But what we can do for us pilgrims to avoid accidents? It seems that the morale boost that gives us reach this legendary point of geography, end of the road for many, or simple ignorance of the dangers of the sea makes many relax. The best advice to avoid the dangers of the area is simply not exposed to them and not leave the marked paths if what we want is not to spoil the memory of an experience as the Camino de Santiago.


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ArnauRG 15/09/16 14:19:29
Ahora la pregunta es, ¿Es culpa del estado en el que se encuentra la zona o del propio peregrino?
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