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Galicia - Finsterre

SPAIN | Tuesday, 6 September 2016 | Views [304]

Galicia, Finsterre

After our Costa de Morte walk we drove out to Finsterre which literally translate to the 'end of the world' as it is the most westerly point on mainland Europe and was the end of the known world until Columbus discovered the Americas.

Surprisingly really lovely place, only really came to say we had been to the most westerly point in Europe but really loved it. Got a great stopover right on the white sandy beach and stayed for 2 nights. The stopover is right next to where all the pilgrims walk past and we felt a bit guilty cooking our garlic prawns on the first night when they were all hobbling past on their last few miles to the worlds end lighthouse. Northern Spain is packed with pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago, lots of routes throughout the region. Some stop at Santiago de Compostela whilst others continue all the way to Finsterre. On the second day we cycled the few miles to the lighthouse and it was packed with pilgrims and tourists. In the past the pilgrims burnt their clothes at this point but now some just leave their well worn boots and there is a bronze boot to symbolise this. After the ride we decided to eat the Spanish way and have a very long lunch in a fish restaurant. We had razor clams, scallops and red bream – food heaven! All we could do afterwards was lounge on the beach and play bat and ball.

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