It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine…..(R.E.M)

We have seen the end of the earth….Finisterre.

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Well that is what previous pilgrims of years ago thought as they made their way to the sea from Santiago. It is usually a four day walk from Santiago to Finisterre but we elected to take the modern option and go by bus! After 33 days at a walking pace, I was gripping the seat as we made our way to the coast at breakneck speed.

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Glimpsing Finisterre on the bus.

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After 2hr 15min we arrived in the sleepy fishing village of Fisterre. We were again blessed with beautiful weather as we walked the last few kilometres to the lighthouse that signaled the end of the world. Way marker 0.00 was a sight to behold perched next to a cliff over the North Atlantic Ocean.

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The last pilgrim statue with the lighthouse in the background.

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Marker 0.00

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A lot of pilgrims burn their shoes or underwear here and there was certainly a lot of evidence of spot fires around the rocks. We decided to not sacrifice anything to the Gods as all was still needed till we get to Rome- I may have lost a little weight on the walk but Europe isn’t ready for a naked Chelle yet.

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Some offerings!

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We returned to Santiago by 8pm and as it is Elizabeth’s birthday, need to celebrate the occasion with cake. This is our last day in Spain as we head by train to Lisbon tomorrow. Another country awaits us.

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6 thoughts on “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine…..(R.E.M)

  1. Wow spectacular scenery yet again. You look soooo happy! I now await with great anticipation for the next stage of your journey. I hope it continues to be just a special – not long now till you meet up with your Mum. Yay! Keep enjoying the good times. Love and miss you heaps xo

  2. HI TRAVELING CHELLE – SO GLAD THAT YOU MADE IT – GREAT VIEWS FROM THE END OF THE EARTH. (IN FACT ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC) WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR YOUR RETURN WHICH I KNOW IS A WHILE YET – BUT CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU AND HEAR ALL ABOUT YOUR BIG ADVENTURE. I WAS WONDERING IF WHILE YOU ARE ALL AWAY COULD BE BORROW YOUR DVD TO WATCH IT AGAIN NOW YOU HAVE DONE YOUR TRIP. i AM SURE WE WILL UNDERSTAND IT MORE NOW THAT WE HAVE SEEN WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN? ENJOY YOUR RELAXING HOLIDAY NOW WITH YOUR FAMILY. LUV AND BEST WISHES DI, GREG AND MICHAEEL

  3. Well done!!!! I wish we had the time to go to the ‘end’. You both look so well and happy – a fantastic journey. Isn’t the Pilgrims Mass something – such a great finish! Time to put those feet up. I’m in the UK with my mum and dad and watching toe nails get looser and waiting for them to drop off! Kinda weird not walking every day and have to keep going out and doing a few Kms! Have a great time – and rest in Lisbon – you both deserve it. Sue and Em 😉

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