16 APRIL 2018
This is the start of our last day walking Camino Finisterre.
Sardinario is a peaceful village on the sea.
I think these are used for catching Octopus and other sea creatures.
Cute house with a patio on the road.
Trail follows the highway for a bit.
Back in the woods.
In Spain, there’s always another hill.
Awesome view of the road that lies ahead. Finisterre is the village on the far side of the beach. If you look closely, you can see the lighthouse past the village and at the very end of the land.
Another walk through the woods to get to the beach.
Getting closer to the water. Beautiful view.
Finally we reach the beach. The tide is out and the sand is hard enough to walk on. It’s a two-mile walk on the beach to reach Finisterre.
We picked up a few shells as we wandered.
The two mile beach walk was my favorite part of this Camino.
Being mid-April, the beach was empty which made it even more appealing.
Getting closer to Santiago
Little streams flowed through the beach to the Ocean.
Picturesque scene. Upside down boat was a great resting spot.
We emerge from the beach. This is the cross where we started our walk weeks ago. We have come full circle.
Our Camino Finisterre has been completed. Time to celebrate.
We checked into the Mariquito.
The view from our room.
View of the harbor from the Mariquito.
We went to the Pilgrim’s Office to pick up our Finisterre Camino certificates. I started talking to a woman and she said she knew me. All of a sudden I hear a loud, “FLANNIGAN!” Without thinking I yell out, “FINNEGAN!” and there was a roar of loud boisterous laughter. It was my Irish pub-cousin Mike Finnegan who we had crossed paths with last week in Aquapaseda. He was now traveling with the woman from Michigan whom we had met in Negreira. Walking the Camino is so much fun.
Back down to the harbor area. Heading for the fish market.
The fish market is like the stock exchange. There are brokers auctioning the fish and customers buying it. We were watching from a second floor observation deck.
Lots of different kinds of fish coming and going. The buyers make their selections and then the market delivers it to their restaurant.
We had seen these boats in the same spot for days. The locals said they were laying internet cable under water.
Dinner at a seafood restaurant. Someone is loading the fresh fish tank.
Waiting for the sunset at the lighthouse. Beautiful way to end the Camino.