Finisterre to Muxia. 29km
I was walking to Muxia which is another ancient site. In Finisterre there is evidence of Celts, Romans and Phoenicians and it’s very name seems a fitting end to my adventure. But my guide I am using has the route to Muxia and certainly there are the usual Camino shell markers along the route between the two. After all these days it would be silly not to include it just for completeness.
I had carried some stones all the way from England, one from Sandy’s grave and one for my father. Both of them would have loved this journey for different reasons so I thought they could accompany me this way. It was time now to throw the stones into the Atlantic at the end of my journey.
It was a sad moment.
I was tired and weary. I have had had four longish days. So what did I do when I had showered and rested? I went for a walk to the end of the promontory. This area is renowned for air-drying Conger Eels. I found the places where this is done but the racks were empty.
The church is dedicated to Virxe de Barca (Virgin of the Boat). According to legend, the Virgin appeared to St. James in a stone ship when his courage failed him during missionary work in this part of Spain.
You can’t walk any further West.
Location 43.1040, -9.2170