Finisterre was so worth the 90km walk

We set off  about 7am in the morning and made good time to our breakfast stop at about 9.30am.  We dashed down our breakfast and headed off on the final 7km into Finisterre.  At about 11am, as we came out of a mountain path and rounded the corner, the view before us was just stunning – a sweeping sun-kissed beach with gleaming white sand and at the far end, the town of Finisterre.  Out beyond sinking into the blue blue sea, was the Lighthouse – our final destination.

We were visibly giddy with awe and excitement, so much so that a local out walking kindly took great care in taking a perfect photo of the three of us.  We headed along, found our hotel, dumped our bags and continued on the final 4km.  Nearly there.

It was a long slog up a hill to the Lighthouse but well worth it.  As we reached the cape, we came across the 0.0km Camino road sign, having seen so many along the way – pretty special.  We donned our team shirts and posed for a few photos in various spots before we settled down for a Picnic lunch (complete with a bottle of cava – it was a celebration after all :-)).

Being a West Coaster, I could not help but meditate at a lovely spot high on the cliffs, overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic.  I also had a few intentions for friends so it was as good a place as any to see to those.

Congrats to my sister Grace for her 600km on the Camino, we missed her husband Joe who had to leave after about 400km, we missed him at Finisterre for sure.

Some photos for you

Finisterre!

Finisterre!

Grace's favourite breakfast - tostado y tomate.  She was happy to have on her last Camino breakfast.

Grace’s favourite breakfast – tostado y tomate. She was happy to have one final taste on her last Camino breakfast.

Finola and my favourite breakfast - tostado y heuvos

Finola and my favourite breakfast – tostado y heuvos

Grace looking eager to head off after breakfast

Grace looking eager to head off after breakfast

First view of Finisterre.  What a glorious day eh?

First view of Finisterre. What a glorious day eh?

Finola (l) Grace (m) and myself just outside of Finisterre, taken by the local man out for his walk

Finola (l) Grace (m) and myself just outside of Finisterre, taken by the local man out for his walk

Us at the 0.0km Camino road sign, in our team t-shirts of course

Us at the 0.0km Camino road sign, in our team t-shirts of course

Grace and I at Finisterre

Grace and I at Finisterre

Our feet, finally free of our boots!

Our feet, finally free of our boots!

May peace prevail on earth - a fitting message at the end of our Camino

May peace prevail on earth – a fitting message at the end of our Camino

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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4 Responses to Finisterre was so worth the 90km walk

  1. Karen says:

    Congratulations. After all that walking you all look happy and healthy. Enjoy your time without your boots on.

  2. renu says:

    Well done! May Peace Prevail on Earth. om namah shivaya

  3. Tandi says:

    Fantastic Kate, I love these photos,

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