This year, I will be walking Camino Madrid from El Escorial through Segovia and Valladolid to Sahagun. I will have a few more days of walking and am currently thinking I might then walk from Astorga to Zamora on the portion of the Via de la Plata that I did not walk in 2014. In all it w=should be about 18 days and somewhere between 250 and 300 miles of walking.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Finisterra Sept 20
On the way walking out to the cape
The fishing port in Finisterra
Okay, okay, this is no longer a pilgrim blog, but we will let you know what is happening. Today we left Santiago and took the three hour bus ride to Finisterra, the End of the World, on the Atlantic Ocean. The bus took us past some beautiful shoreline on the way. Finisterra is a quaint but active fishing town and tourist destination. As we stepped off the bus several locals met us to hawk their habitaciones (rooms) for the night.We settled on one lady who had a room with two beds with bathroom and shower down the hall for 20 Euro. It is a nice room with a large window. Since it was about 1:30 in the afternoon, we got some groceries and made the 2 mile hike up to the light house at the Cabo Finisterra. Still beautiful warm weather with a nice ocean breeze. It is an interesting contrast between the end of the Christian pilgrimage in Santiago and the ancient and pagan end of the world with all its sun worship ramifications at Finisterra. After walking back to town around 4:30, we found a cyber cafe where I am now posting.