From Portugal to Spain: A Meandering Tale and the Long Walk

Hola amigos. I'm writing from Muxia on the Costa da Morte. This isn't a rerun, although I walked to this village on the Finisterre-Muxia Camino in July. Check out earlier blogs for more images of this incredible coast. My story goes from present to past, the real world. I'm excited to be here, my fourth … Continue reading From Portugal to Spain: A Meandering Tale and the Long Walk

Four Days in Muxía, The Top of the World

Hola amigos, I'm sitting in a café overlooking the sea and the harbor in Muxía, my favorite place on the Camino and last stop for me on the Costa da Morte. The breeze is gentle, umbrellas flap, gulls never stop their rants, the sunrise is long past. A Camino desayuno, café con leche, zumo, tostada: … Continue reading Four Days in Muxía, The Top of the World

The Wild and Spectacular Sea

Hola, amigos. I'm in Lires, a village between Finisterre and Muxia on the Costa da Morte. I divided the 30+ Kms stage to Muxia and arrived in this lovely Pensión /Albergue, As Eiras, with a reservation, near a beach and estuary, walking from Finisterre along the breathtaking coast. I worried last night how to leave … Continue reading The Wild and Spectacular Sea

Hola from Costa da Morte, Again

Hola amigos. I'm walking one last short Camino to Finisterre and Muxia: four days of walking from Cee to Muxia, with a day and night at The End of the World and Lires and two nights in Muxia. Right now I'm sitting on the patio, at my favorite Finisterre cafe, La Frontera, looking out at … Continue reading Hola from Costa da Morte, Again

Moving forward on the Camino

Hola, amigos. We just returned to Santiago from Finisterre and now I have many days to explore before leaving for home . . . The last sentence is left unfinished, as there is much to do and see. It's a pause, a reminder to slow down, see the details of centuries-old architecture, walk on cobblestones … Continue reading Moving forward on the Camino

Is it the End or the Beginning?

Two nights in Finisterre, just enough time to walk on the beach and coastal trails, check out the village, eat at my favorite cafe, and think about what it means to be a pilgrim after a long walk. And say a last goodbye and move on to new journeys. All this and our walk to … Continue reading Is it the End or the Beginning?

To Finisterre, the End of the World, 2018

Up early for the 8:00 a.m. bus to Finisterre, where pilgrims celebrate the end of their pilgrimage. This was the third time I stepped on the same soil as pilgrims of long ago once stepped, but I didn't burn my clothes. From last year's journey to Finisterre: "Yesterday, I spent a day and a night … Continue reading To Finisterre, the End of the World, 2018