Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 2nd and 3rd

2-November-2013 - Bus trip to Finisterra: WOW - we have gone 44 days without using any kind of mechanical transportation, no cars, buses, taxis, trains, airplanes or even bicycles, elevators or escalators. Today we took the bus from Santiago to Finisterra. It was a slow, windy and beautiful 3 hour long ride with most of it along the Galician coastline. FInisterra was somewhat of a letdown as was the lighthouse at the "end of the earth" but we were glad that we went. We had nice seafood for lunch and a nice dinner at a German place. Our room was on the 5th floor and had a view of the harbor and ocean. We had talked about walking the 20 miles from here to Muxia tomorrow but I've come down with a cough and the long walk doesn't sound so good anymore.

Marker and view from Cape Finisterra, "The end of the earth".

View from hotel window in Finisterra.

3-November-2013 - Finisterra to Santiago by bus: We had a relaxing morning and then took the bus back to Santiago where we bought tickets to go by bus to Porto, Portugal tomorrow morning. We went back to our favorite wine bar, O Biero, where we had Galician Cava (champagne). There was a tour group there from Hawaii and they were quite impressed when we told them that we had walked the Camino. After walking with fellow pilgrims, who are all doing the same thing, it was fun to find someone impressed with what we had finished. We had a very nice seafood dinner.

Waiter at O Biero, our favorite wine bar in Santiago.

Navajas ("knives"), Galician razor clams above and baby scallops below.

Tasty grilled fish - cooked just right!

1 comment:

  1. I won't be surprised if you find the food in Porto as yummy!!