Day 70 – Finisterre

“The End of the World.”

That’s what ancient Europeans called Finisterre. It’s one of the most western points on continental Europe, so, at one point in history, it was truly the end of the known world.

Today, I walked the final 10 kilometers out to Finisterre lighthouse (and back). Lots of great views. Despite threatening skies and gusty winds, there was very little rain.

Bill, when is you pilgrimage finally going to be over?

Never? 😉

When I planned this journey, I anticipated walking 1000 miles. Due to an injury and some schedule changes, I calculated that I’ve only walked 977 miles.

I’ll be in Porto Portugal tomorrow. The Camino Portuguese goes right through Porto, so I hope later this week to make up the final 23 miles on that trail. If not, a Camino trail also goes through Madrid, and I’ll be there for a few days. One way or another I’ll get to 1000!

Then I’ll enter the next phase of pilgrimage… Camino life.

The entire walk today was nice. Much of it overlooked the ocean, but a large section was in the forest.
View from the trail. Decided not to dip my toe.
First view if the town of Finisterre.
Zero kilometers to go. (My hat is on tight since there were very very strong winds.)
The Finisterre lighthouse.
View north from the lighthouse. Reminds me of Hawaii, but colder.
Lots of shells on the beaches here, so why not?
Traditionally, pilgrims burn their used hiking clothes and shoes at Finisterre. That creates some ecological challenges so I saw this box provided as an alternative.

13 thoughts on “Day 70 – Finisterre

  1. Thank you so much for taking us with you on your Camino journey! It was been an escape to virtually experience it with you. Your pictures, stories, videos and thoughts have been beautiful and entertaining! God speed for the rest of your time there and your trip back home. These ocean shots do look a little like the cliffs in Hawaii… Come for a visit!

    1. Bill….congrats and thanks for sharing your journey with all of us! Looking forward to seeing the remainder….

  2. Keep the Camino going, Bill. So many of us have been inspired by everything you have shared along the way. Whether you’re trekking through Europe or making new adventures stateside, I’m confident you have more to share with the rest of us. Thanks for everything, and may God continue to bless you!

  3. Thank you Bill for sharing your beautiful journey! I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts, posts and pictures!

  4. Congratulations on the Camino Journey and making it to ‘the end of the world’! But what are we supposed to do now without these little posts?
    I feel like it’s the end of the Truman Show…Good Afternoon, Good Evening and Good Night…..:)

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