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Punta da Barca

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  • Day103

    Arrived in Muxia

    July 19, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    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

  • Day56

    Muxia

    June 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    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 ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    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.

  • Day21

    Muxia (ca 428,3km)

    April 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Es ist geschafft. Nach etwa drei Wochen auf den Straßen und Wegen Asturiens und Galizien haben wir unseren finalen Zielort in Muxia erreicht.

    Die Strecke war gefühlt kaum beschwerlich, obwohl die letzten 30km, viel Sonne und wenig Einkehrmöglichkeiten nochmal viel von uns verlangt haben (dass ein freundlicher, galicischer Bauer darauf bestand uns auf seinem Anhänger ein Stück mitzunehmen, zählt natürlich nicht...).

    Das Wasser war am Ende trotzdem alle und wir nach Ankunft in der Herberge doch recht erschöpft. Muxia als Ort hat dafür jedoch auf so viele Weisen entschädigt, dass ich gar nicht weiss wo ich anfangen soll. Der Fischerort hat so viel Charakter, eine unbeschreiblich schöne und raue Küste und eine der besten Kirchen, die ich auf dem gesamten Weg sehen durfte.

    Ich könnte hier vermutlich noch so viel Zeit verbringen - und werde das sicherlich auch, ein andermal. Wenn die Füsse sich erholt haben und der nächste Camino vor der Tür steht.

    Für uns geht es morgen ersteinmal mit dem Bus wieder zurück nach Santiago, wo wir die letzten Tage bis zur Abreise noch einmal im Hotel verbringen. Etwas Luxus am Ende darf dann auch sein. Was ein Ritt! Wir sehen uns in der Heimat.
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  • Day16

    Monte Corpiño

    April 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Wer in Muxía ist, sollte sich die Zeit nehmen und auf den Monte Corpiño steigen. Von hier oben hat man einen tollen Blick über ganz Muxía und kann das weiter Meer, den Wind und die Aussicht genießen.

  • Day16

    Virxe da Barca

    April 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Dieses Heiligtum gründet auf der Legende, als Jakobus während der Missionierung des Nordwestens der Iberischen Halbinsel der Mut verlassen wollte und ihm die heilige Muttergottes in einem steinernen Kahn erschien.

    Dieser Geschichte zu ehren wurde die Kirche direkt an das Küstenende gebaut. Allemal sehenswert.Read more

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