Traveling Nancy

Traveling around the world as far as I can go.

Day in Finisterre


Correction about the tree that I called a Monkey Puzzle: It is a Pino de Norfolk also called a Norfolk Island Pine.

Last night we were able lo leave the door to the deck in our room open. That allowed us to hear the waves all night. In the beginning I could see stars until it clouded over. In the morning we woke up to the view of dark clouds over white clouds over the sea.

Clouds are over coast in Finisterre

We left our packs at our Albergue and walked about 3.5 km to the lighthouse at the end of Finisterre.  By the way, The Romans gave this town the name of ‘Finis Terrae’, meaning Land’s End or The End of the World, as they believed this point to be the most Western corner of their vast Empire.

Llighthouse in Finisterre

I like the sculpture we saw on the way because I think it depicts a pilgrim walking in the wind.

Pilgrim sculpture - Finisterre


Pilgrim Sculpture in Finisterre

Near the lighthouse is where it is a tradition to burn your clothes. They prefer our not doing that because of the pollution so I didn’t burn a used pair of my toe socks. They are the only thing from my pack that I would be willing to leave behind.

Fire pit = Finisterre

One more boot left behind.

Photo of book on rock left in Finisterre.

The Camino symbol that says 0 km. left:

Nancy is standing by the zero marker in Finisterre.



Zero km. marker in Finisterre.

But we about 30 km. left to get to Muxia.

We picked up our packs and met up with Mary and Maureen and had a great lunch. We were given a spacious room when we checked into the Albergue where Mary and Maureen were staying. The owners here are very sweet and helpful.

We walked around town and had ice-cream cones and then dinner in that order, of course.

Crossing our fingers for good weather tomorrow because we should be able to see the Atlantic along parts of our 13.5km. walk tomorrow.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

5 thoughts on “Day in Finisterre

  1. I looked on-line at Finisterre and found many, many pictures. So proud of you!! And so happy that we got to follow along on your Great Adventure. I have enjoyed it so much!! Thanks for the ride……. Pat Close


  2. Great photo at the 0.0 km marker, Nancy. And I agree: ice cream comes first!!


  3. I hope your ice creme cone was a double or triple in celebration of completing the Camino de Santiago! Congratulations to you and everyone with whom you’ve walked that long path.


  4. Thats really pretty


  5. Is that your boot?


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