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