Well, now we've REALLY completed our Camino. We arrived in Finisterre yesterday afternoon after three though days of walking - 90 km in all, two of the three days in rainy conditions. This morning, after an evening in an overrated one star hotel we walked the last three kilometers to a lighthouse that marks the spot the Romans called Finisterre - the end of the earth, as it was the westernmost point of land known to them. This is the end of the Camino Finisterre and the end of Linda and Russ's Camino. We walked about 900 km and crossed the entire country of Spain.
Late this morning, along with our Danish friends, we got into a taxi (the first non-walking transportation since St. Jean PDP in France six weeks ago) and drove north to the town of Muxia, where we will spend the night. We wanted to see this town because they filmed here in The Way. We saw the location used in the movie scene and have spent the afternoon wandering about. Tomorrow we will take the afternoon bus back to Santiago and spend a couple of days there before going on to Madrid, then Amsterdam for a few days. We need to spend more time in Santiago to contemplate our Camino and what it means to us.
Now that our pilgrim days are over we are adjusting to being tourists, getting our feet healed and thinking more and more about returning home. We are especially eager to return to our family - we miss you all very much. We've had wonderful news about Tim and Nic expecting a baby sister for Talen. We are also eager to meet Greg's girlfriend, Evelina, who is in Vancouver now.
We may post another blog or two between now and our return, Nov 5.
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