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... Ars Solaris in the area of Dugium on the Finisterre Peninsula for this mystical experience. We don’t know if they took home scallop shells as souvenirs or not.
Finisterre is now a common add-on for pilgrims who have walked the 500 miles of the Camino del Santiago and feel the need for another 80 or so miles more. Nowadays, after seeing the place from which the sun doesn’t actually disappear forever, they often burn their worn out shoes and ...
... 8216;tomato’ and remembering ‘mustaso’ from the day before (mustard for our
hamburgers!), we were in business. Actually, we recognized some species of fish
on the menu and two of us got fish sandwiches as well.
We spotted a few pilgrims en route, including one who was
obviously overcome and was being carried to a waiting car. We also saw the
trail on a few occasions.
We arrived ...
... Spain . Anyway his body was bought back to north west Spain and the "discovery" of his remains after 8 centuries gave birth to the pilgrimage to Santiago which has lasted for centuries. Started chatting with a Canadian guy who has done the pilgrimage 8 times and now actually does volunteer work in the pilgrim office. He was saying summer is chaos with back packs ...
... for many - if they were crazy enough to do it at all!! However, let me digress to give you a brief (and so impossibly inadequate) review of the last week of my walk. I last left you shortly after O'Ceibeiro, which just yesterday we believe enjoyed up to 20cm of snow! That was 155km and a further five days walking ago. That night I made it down to Triacastela totally some 31km that day - basically as the Albergue at the planned 22km point was too dubious to contemplate (no ...
... confirm that we were both alive and in Santiago. Dinner was a quiet affair, in the place that had lured us in with fabulous paella samples earlier. The interior left much to be desired, being a mishmash of everything from classical Hemingway lighting, to cuddly Peruvian wall hangings. It made no sense, and even a bottle of vino tinto and a pequeño café con orujo couldn't help (orujo is like Galician poitín, but legaler, since poitín is only legally distilled by ...