I took the bus from Triacastela to Sarria this morning. Up early - as there is only one bus that leaves from this small village at 7:15am. Getting dressed I remark to Terrie what a simple process this is when you only have one choice of an outfit, no makeup and just a quick finger comb of your hair - 15 minutes and we are out the door. Stepping into the barely dawning day, we both inhale the crisp morning air of Galicia and notice the sliver of the moon still present in the sky.
These beautiful photos were taken by Terrie during her walk to Sarria today. She told me she had no doubt that fairies occupied the nooks and crannies in these woods as she walked along "feeling safe and embraced in this cocoon of nature."
I spent my day in Sarria - a bustling "little city", people watching and sipping cafe' con leche. I walked about 10 blocks from the bus station to our Hostel and my ankle told me that was enough... I have resolved to really rest it in hopes that by Sunday, when we reach Santiago - I will be able to walk and explore the city. We have 3 days planned - one of those being an all day bus trip up the coast from Finistere to Muxia.
In Roman times, Cape Finisterre was believed to be the end of the known world. The name Finisterre, derives from the Latin finis terrae, meaning "end of the earth". Cape Finisterre is the final destination for many pilgrims on the Way of St. James, the pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Cape Finisterre is about a 90-km walk from Santiago de Compostela. It is a recent tradition for pilgrims to burn their clothes or boots at the end of their journey at Cape Finisterre.
Hmmmmm... will have to think about that one - running around naked on a giant rock at the end of the earth - I did come for an adventure!!