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Dumbría

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day37

    Hochmotiviert heute 45km zu schaffen sind Marco und ich schon 6:30 Uhr losgezogen..... jedoch nach 30km stellten wir beide fest, wir brauchen eine Pause und hatten keine Lust mehr weiter zu laufen.

    So langsam kommt das Ende der Pilgerzeit und man merkt, dass die Motivation doch schwindet.....

    So blieben wir in Hospital hängen, einem Dorf mit nichts weiter als einer Albergue und ca. 10 Einwohnern. Dafür aber bestimmt 200 Kühen und mindestens 20 Hunden. Idyllisch, aber wirklich nichts zu tun oder anzuschauen... Zumindest gibt es einen Fernseher, somit ist der Fußballabend gesichert.

    Der freie Nachmittag wurde dann für ein ordentlichen Mittagsschlaf genutzt, um Kräfte zu sammeln für die letzten 34 km morgen..... nach Finisterre.
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  • Day32

    Chasing our Shadows

    October 11, 2017 in Spain

    We've come to the end of the world -- Finisterre.

    In medieval times, the pilgrim would strip, jump into the Atlantic and burn his clothes on the beach. He would then find a clam shell, proof of the pilgrimage, and then walk home.

    Coleen and I, no terra firma left to walk westward chasing our shadows, did nothing so dramatic. In a granite rock, we watched the sun set into the ocean while sipping red wine.

    This signaled the official end to the Camino -- a symbolic time of death and rebirth when the sun rises tomorrow. And the two of us will rise and greet that sun with renewed purpose.
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  • Day43

    Never Say Die

    October 11, 2017 in Spain

    Our walk today along the Costa del Morte was a day of sensory overload. Some of the paths were newly minted and others lined with huge pine needles, both of which cushioned us nicely. The seas were brilliant blue, the greens verdant, and harvested corn Midas gold. Scents ranged from spicy pine to briny ocean to sweet ripened fruits. While walking mindfully, I realized the exact step where the roaring ocean gave way to the silent woods.

    We walked to the end of the earth tonight, Finisterre, to watch the sun "die". Our journey has, symbolically, ended. But, just as the sun will be reborn tomorrow, so we have decided to begin again - wish us luck in catching a bus on a national holiday. Our destination is A Coruna, and the start of the Camino Ingles.
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  • Day47

    In Dumbria at the Zara albergue

    July 2, 2017 in Spain

    Well I am really slowing down. These 32 km were much harder than I remembered them, and I arrived at the albergue at least an hour later than last time. But maybe I took longer breaks this year 😁

    There is nothing spectacular about today's walk, and some of it goes through fairly ugly hills with one half growing eucalyptus and the other half stripped of vegetation. But the camino went through some nice hamlets, where the villagers are usually eager to talk.

    As part of my camino education, today I learned that the tall green stalks with leaves sprouting out and which are cut off from the bottom up are not grelos but something called "col," which translates as "cabbage" but is just leaves with no head. Anyway I had always wondered why even the smallest gardens had hundreds of these plants. Today I learned that the tough leaves are for the animals while the tender ones go into making that delicious soup caldo gallego (very similar to Portuguese caldo verde). The woman who explained this all to me told me that after she finished feeding her pigs, she would make some and I was very welcome to stay. Unfortunately I still had 22 km to walk, so I declined. What a tempting invitation though!

    I am in the Dumbria albergue, which was built with funds from the owner of the Zara empire. It's the only albergue I've ever been in with hot water in the sink for washing clothes. The albergue itself is huge, with common areas, balconies with tables, a kitchen, but only three bedrooms, each one with 4 bunk beds. So far in my room there is a Brazilian man of Japanese descent, and a French couple. The French guy looks like he could be a snorer and so I will use my wonderful silicone earplugs.

    Tomorrow a short day to Muxia. I will meet up with a friend there. If you saw The Way and remember the final scene with all the characters standing on the amazing boulders near the ancient church, that was Muxia. I far prefer it to the touristy Finisterre, though the ritual of going up to the lighthouse for sunset is something I'll miss.

    Home on Thursday!!!!
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  • Day33

    Apena nach O Logoso

    May 9, 2017 in Spain

    Auch diese 2te Etappe nach Finistere war nichts für schwache Nerven. Die Strecke ist anspruchsvoll, und auch nicht wirklich leicht zu begehen. Abgesehen davon gibt es oft stundenlang nichts zu kaufen, nachdem die Strecke bei weitem nicht so stark frequentiert ist wie der Camino Francais. Wenigstens hatten wir Glück mit dem Wetter, denn eigentlich sollte es heute regnen. Die wenigen die hier noch unterwegs sind, haben fast alle schon einige Hundert Kilometer hinter sich. Der Rest nimmt ab Santiago normal den Bus und schaut sich die Küste etwas entspannter an. Dafür bekommen sie aber natürlich keine Fisterra und man sieht ja auch so manchen wieder. Heute war ich mit einer Holländern essen, die ich in den letzten Wochen immer wieder traf. Sowas passiert einfach nur, wenn man tatsächlich läuft. Dann kamen noch ein paar Engländer und ein paar deutsche dazu, was den Tisch angenehm international werden ließ. Für den Moment bin ich allerdings durch und möchte etwas schlafen.Read more

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