We are in Madrid now and I’ve still not finished Santiago or Finesterre. I’m sure I’ll still be blogging when I get back to SD trying to catch up!
From Muxia Alberto drove the four of us to Finesterre, a long peninsula extending into the Atlantic. Before people knew the world was round it was thought this was the end of the earth.
There is a big lighthouse and a little Train (for Seeger) that will take you From the Parking Lot To The lighthouse.
Pilgrims currently and in the past continue their Camino on to Finesterre another 3 days walk. Here is the final way marker for that trip. If you blow it up you’ll see it says 0.00.
Beyond the lighthouse the land slopes down to the water. Some people climb down there but we left that to the younger more agile folks. One custom is that peregrinos burn their boots or an article of clothing. There were a couple of places with smoldering piles. Wasn’t about to burn my good boots or anything else!
There is a bronze boot on a rock also with a pile of burning castoffs beside it.
Alberto drove us back to the town of Fisterre (spelled differently) and dropped us off at our hotel. We said farewells to Joe and Fr. Jim, who promises to come visit us in SD.
Will post pictures of the town next.