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  • Day41

    Muxia

    August 12, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Beautiful day in Muxia. There was a festival featuring pirates and bagpipes. Bagpipes in Spain might seem strange, but this corner of Spain, Galicia, has a strong Celtic heritage.
    I really enjoyed the lively atmosphere, but it meant that all rooms and hostel beds were fully booked, except the municipal albergue, which doesn't accept reservations. Fortunately, it was a nice place to stay, with fantastic views from the rooftop terrace. Not bad for 6€.Read more

  • Day31

    The Call of the Sea

    October 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Walking down a shaded forest track I could hear the Atlantic Ocean gently lapping against the Spanish coast. It was a beautiful sound.

    There is a certain symmetry to this as we began our Camino odyssey by flying from the Irish sea coast to Biarritz on the French side of the Atlantic. Now here in the Spanish resort town of Muxia, the Atlantic Ocean calls out our names as we have one leg left to this pilgrimage.

    Tomorrow we walk along the Coast of Death to the End of the World. Cliffhanger or what!
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  • Day144

    Coruna to Muxia

    September 6, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    West west west but now with a little bit of south as we come along the Costa del Morte. Still great scenery but this coast is long sandy beaches broken by craggy rocky cliffs and big estuaries, there are now offshore rocks and reefs to think about but maximum rise and fall of tide is 4m. That said the Atlantic swell can definitely add to that. There are fewer marinas now with greater distance between them. Not very many Spanish on this part of the coast seem to have boats. There are your old guys in the traditional small wooden whalers out in all weathers fishing, or at least not being at home, not seen them catch anything! But very few pleasure boats. We travelled from Coruna to Corme a little fishing Port with abandoned viveiros, which we think are mussel beds, where we anchored for the night and then on to Muxia a big empty marina but staff lovely and managed to do some badly needed washing. Been here 2nights as wind picked up just after we arrived and hasnt eased much but off tomorrow regardless so tablets at the ready and once we are under way I will curl up and 'sleep'.
    Photo1 Corme
    Photo2 abandoned vivieros
    Photo3 Church in Muxia, if you go there and walk under a certain stone all your ills will be cured
    Photo 4 the small dry walled enclosures around town some are used for grown others cleared some derelict
    Photo 5 our lunch tortilla(potato omelette), octopus and salad
    Photo 6 in section we met on our walk. Which reminded me of the large dragon fly type creature 5cm long that I found attached to the shower head on Tuesday morning lovely.
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  • Day103

    Arrived in Muxia

    July 19, 2015 in Spain ⋅

    We haven't talked about the challenges of walking. Some days our walks seem like a breeze, while other days seem difficult and full of challenge. Yesterday was a tough one, but for no particular reason. It was still beautiful and amazing. It was a mostly rural walk through woods with very interesting trees but very few places to stop. It was 30 kilometers so it was a longer one and we must have been just tired. We decided to stay in our own room and get a good night's sleep. At the end as we entered town we were exhausted. We came to the albergue and there were several bunk beds in shared rooms left, but only one private room. It was a little more than usual, 60 dollars, but we took it. You can see from the photos; it is a room with a view indeed. It has ocean view from every window and is very relaxing! Just the place to rest for a day at the end of the trail! -JaneRead more

  • Day42

    By the Sea

    October 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    What's not to love? A forest walk to a seaside town with an engaging Georgian who is on the last leg of her round-the-world trip. A reunion with the Venetian, Andrea, on the beach - we are running out of chances for this as he returns to Italy on Friday. The kindest of welcomes at our albergue AND THEN a 3 course, free lunch! Seafood for supper. Sunset on a hilltop overlooking the ocean is scheduled for dusk - I'll try to post a picture.Read more

  • Day56

    Muxia

    June 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    I made it. About 1000 km including detours and sightseeing. And celebrated with a fresh Sea Bass caught by line off this Coast (and vino Tinto of course).
    The women of Muxia like to keep an eye on their menfolk - is that a carp on her head?

  • Day48

    In Muxia--no more walking!

    July 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Today was a very short 23 km day, but since the people next to me were up at 5:30, I got up soon after. Made a cup of coffee with my beloved electric coil and set out. Soon after, the sun rose and I decided to take a bunch of "shadow selfies." I'll post the award winners here.

    The walk was really quite pleasant, and I found myself wishing it wasn't my last day. I was feeling good so I skipped the first two cafes. But then there was nothing.... finally after about 19 km, I found a machine that dispensed ice cold drinks for a mere 1.50€. It was right outside a beautiful 11C church, so you know I was in hog heaven.

    The walk from the headlands down into Muxia is very nice. Heavily forested with occasional peeks over the ocean. I found my albergue, found another friend I knew from online camino stuff. In a few hours we will walk out to the rocky coast, but first a little down time.

    So my walking is done, I'm just another number in the camino stastics. The number who have arrived in Santiago this year has already topped 100,000 if you can believe that--and high season hasn't even arrived !!!
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  • Day56

    Corporate takeover or merger?

    June 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    The origins of Muxia can be traced back to the stone sanctuary of Neolithic fertility cults dating from the 3rd millennium BC. The stones were a manifestation of the sacred (hierophanies) that attracted prehistoric pilgrims. The Church took advantage of this ancient tradition and Christianised the pagan cults. This was done by monastic orders and the lands occupied by the monks gave the name Monxia (land of the monks).
    The Iglesias from the Piedra d'Abalar (rocking stone) which became the stone boat in which the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint James the Apostle when he was getting tired of preaching. Another stone, the Piedra d'os Cadris (sail stone) became the sail of that vessel, navigated by angels that used the Piedra del Timon (rudder stone) to steer. The ancient rites of love and fertility became associated with the Piedra de los Enamorados. So began the legend of the Virgen de la Barca whose sanctuary became the end of the Camino.
    There are no records of deliberate lamp lighting to lure ships ashore, but in the church we can see how the locals fished for plunder from the wrecks.
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  • Day56

    Masonary

    June 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Neolithic tribes could do it.
    The ancient Egyptians could do it.
    Romans and Greeks could do it.
    But Galicians can't - without the obilisk splitting.
    Or maybe the lightening that struck it (and the church) was sent by the pagan Gods as a warning.

  • Day36

    Finistere nach Muxia

    May 12, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Die Tour nach Muxia war extrem anstrengend. Die Strecke geht durch viele kleine Dörfer, in denen immer wieder Hunde alleine frei herumlaufen, die normalerweise an eine Kette gehören. Heute musste ich einen tatsächlich mit meinen Laufstöcken von der Straße vertreiben, weil er mich nicht weiter lassen wollte. Selbst mir als Hundenarr wurde da ein wenig flau, denn man brüllt ja nicht jeden Tag einen zähneflätschenden Hund in der Größe eines Rottweilers an :-S. Aber gut, das ist halt so, wenn man nach Navigation durch kleine Dörfer läuft. Kurz darauf traf ich dann einen Norweger, mit dem ich schließlich auch nach Muxia lief. Den Teil der Strecke, werde ich ganz sicher nicht so schnell vergessen. Nichts zu trinken dabei, 15 km nichts, wo was zu kaufen war und meine Ibus spülte ich mit einer Bohnensuppe aus der Dose herunter, nachdem ich vorher eine knappe Stunde durch das fiese Dickicht im Wald gewatet bin, um den Weg wieder zu finden. Insgesamt ein geiler Tag, an dem mir viele Bekannte Leute aus Muxia entgegen kamen, die von dort nach Finisterre liefen. Eine Italienern hat mich gleich umarmt, was ich echt niedlich fand. Schade, dass mein Camino was das laufen angeht heute zu Ende ist. Dafür mache ich jetzt erst mal noch 4 Tage Strand, um zu relaxen. Allerdings kommen morgen 4 Leute aus Lires nach Muxia, denen ich versprochen habe, dass wir uns treffen :-).Read more

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Mugia, Muxía, 15124, Мухия

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