We started today without rain, just wind. I thought this was a Monkey Puzzle Tree, but I have never seen one with the branches going up from the wind. So it must be something different.
Our views now reminded me of the Oregon coast.
By the time we began to get close to Finisterre the rain had started again and the gusts of wind made it hard to walk in a straight line. I think our packs helped give us more weight so we weren’t blown off the path. Mary and I were loving it. I think the wind gusts were up to between 40 and 50 mph. How much more exciting than walking on a calm sunny day. Rose and I had reservations at the Hotel Naturaleza Mar da Adorable which had been recommended by a Laura from Portland who we both knew . Every room had a view of the sea. But it was raining and blowing so hard and we had no idea where it was. So we phoned them and they picked us up. Mary and Maureen went to find another Albergue. By the time we got settled in our room, the weather began to clear. This is the view from our room.
By 4:00 it was all clear and we walked to town to get our Finisterre Compostela. Then I went walking on the beach, collecting shells and walking in the water. I collected shells to bring home to my grandchildren. I had this great idea of putting one for each of them into a shadow-box with a note from me about getting them in Finisterre – the end of the world.
We hope the weather in the morning is clear for our walk to the lighthouse.