After nearly walking the entire width of Northern Spain, before we left we wanted to visit the “end” of it, referred to as “Finis Terra”…….known as one of the great treasures of the Camino de Santiago. Only very few continue on after Santiago by foot, a few of our friends are walking there now. We opted for the bus. From the views we saw along the “Way” while driving there, all I can say is those faithful pilgrims choosing to walk on will experience an extraordinarily beautiful journey; the views along the coastline are literally breathtaking.
This final day of our journey felt like the perfect great big beautiful bow to wrap up our camino journey with.
Saying goodbye to our dear friend Hupert, he road the bus (for first time since walking over 2000 km) a short way out of Santiago and will continue walking to Finisterre and then onto Muros, another coastal town.
We took the bus back to Santiago, picked up our stored back packs and hopped onto a “Ryan” (this ones for our pal Norma) Airlines flight back to Madrid.
Thanks for sharing this amazing journey with us. It’s really be a great opportunity for me to reflect on the blessings of this journey while working on the blog. I hope to “clean” it up a bit in the future (blogging via an iPhone is challenging but it fits the lightweight, compact needs of the Camino.
I hope in my own small way I have enabled us all to feel as ONE. In the wise words of a local Spainaird we met in one of the small pueblos, “when you experience ~The Camino~, when you take this journey, The Camino will place a hook in your heart and the camino will always be with you”.
I will always treasure the friendships we have made with our fellow Pilgrims and to those who shared this adventure with us. This journey has been truly a blessing. I can’t express the “Joy” that has arisen in my heart “meeting” each and everyone. Sharing the joys and tribulations of each of our days together; the laughter, stories, and the “camino miracle” moments.
What can I say other than “I’ve been hooked”
Buen Camino everyone.
Abrazos fuertes para todas las peregrinas en todas partes.
(I hope that means something close to “Big hugs to all pilgrims everywhere”)
With unending Love from Kate, (Kathy and Katherine) – to all my family and friends.