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We were up and on the road before dawn this morning and as the cocks crew and the sun came over the horizon we were already well into our 16km walk to the ‘other end of the world’. Finisterre has the name but Muxia is actually further west. The area has great spiritual significance, legend […]
With the weather being so bad yesterday, we heard subsequently that we walked through Storm Miguel, we had one final walk to complete, the 4km from the village of Finisterre out to the Cape Lighthouse and mile marker 0.00. After a hearty breakfast we set out to the Cape with the plan to celebrate our […]
In our walk today I was reminded of the first time I took my German in-laws to the West of Ireland. The conversation went something along the lines of…” now if the clouds and rain would lift there are beautiful mountains over to our right’, and ‘we could stop to take photos of the lovely […]
We had been told that the forecast for Wednesday is terrible and at 1:45am the sound of the rain beating on the roof of our hostel wakes me, it is shaping up to be a wet one out there. And with 6-7 hours of walking planned, our longest distance so far this trip, it is […]
Don’t believe everything you read, in this case the weather forecast. Today we planned a shorter trek from Santa Marina to Ponte Oliveira, a hilly 12km and the forecast was to be dreadful, overcast with torrential rain for part of the morning. We timed our departure to try and avoid the worst of the weather […]