Hotel Spa Relais & Chateaux A Quinta da Auga
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... pilgrimage. Finisterre (from the Latin, finis terre, end of the land), on the Galician coast, was believed to be the westernmost point in continental Europe. There’s actually a cape in Portugal, Cabo de Roca, that is a bit farther west, but they didn’t know that, so it was Finisterre that was believed to be the place from which you could see the sun vanish after it completed its circuit of the heavens. Phoenicians, Greeks, and later Romans traveled to the ...
... to the day. We drove past the
medieval city of Lugo and turned off to a small village for lunch. Of course,
the server could not understand English and we were at a loss to understand the
menu. I happened to see ‘sandwiches’ written on the door and we pounced on the
word. AHA! She came out of the kitchen with a chunk of ham, a big hunk of cheese
and a head of lettuce. After more gesturing and fingerpointing and ...
... we took the city bus- no real issue getting off at the correct stop - just- headed for Cathedral via tourist information - our accommodation in the old monastery is adjacent to the Cathedral of St James- James was the the brother of John and one of the disciples . He had been a missionary sent to the furtherest most point of the earth which back then was ...
So, 1,120km, some blisters, shin splints, many laughs, some querying of my sanity and lots of wonderful memories and new friends later, I have arrived in Santiago! I must admit that I look at the map and see the distance I have traversed on foot - almost the equivalent of the entire width of Spain - and I still find it hard to believe that I have done it. We just don't conceive of covering such distances in such a slow and fundamental manner anymore and yet once it was the ...
... a late Father's Day promise, but better late than never. I carb up with a croissant (my gluten intolerance is loving Spain, NOT), an espresso and we refill our water bottles. 28 kms to go. The heat of the day sets in early and the day trippers all head to their pre-booked accommodation after 20kms - so the tracks empty again and only a hand full of pilgrims continue the journey to the "field of stars". It is hot. My shirt is soaking and I can feel ...