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.
We had a few views of the water and it almost felt balmy (18 Celcius).
I wish I could show upload the video of the trees as the wind was getting stronger and stronger.
Maureen and Mary are being blown around quite a bit here, but again, no video.
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.
Right after watching the sunset from our room Rose and I had our complementary tapas at the hotel. How delicious.
We hope the weather in the morning is clear for our walk to the lighthouse.
October 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm
Hey your blog continues to be wonderful, trying to see “Walking the Camino” before you come home!
Which is when? Nancy, Ken and I are starting to discuss this Nantucket trip which is very complicated (maybe too much so for me to go at all), so let me know when you will be home—we won’t do much more planning without you!
October 17, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Congratulations Nancy! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and although I’m sure you’ve had your darker moments, I’ve enjoyed the way you’ve always been able to see the sunny side of things. Thanks for sharing. Sending best wishes your way.
(stranger to you but not to the camino)
October 17, 2014 at 10:42 pm
Nancy, It’s so fun reading your blog posts and seeing your wonderful pictures. You look absolutely ecstatic! You go, girl!!!
October 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm
That pic of tree is awesome (hang onto your hat) and the ocean too.
October 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Your photo walking on the beach barefoot made me smile! It is similar to Oregon, and I thought so too when I was there.
October 18, 2014 at 12:14 am
I don’t think that’s a monkey puzzle tree. I have one certifiably authentic in my neighborhood, and it doesn’t look like that. If I remember, I’ll show it to you next time we get together. Vicki
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October 18, 2014 at 12:38 am
Nancy, your smile is contagious. I loved reading about your day that ended with the sun coming out.
See you soon.
October 18, 2014 at 5:40 am
That is a cute picture of you in the water! You look like you are having so much fun!
October 18, 2014 at 5:41 am
This a cute picture of you in the water. You look like you are having so much fun!
October 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Tree you thought might be a monkey puzzle tree is a Norfolk Island Pine. http://www.arkive.org/norfolk-island-pine/araucaria-heterophylla/ It was delightful to see you having so much fun in the surf!