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 not a happy prospect. We can only hope that the gods will smile on our endeavors and get their watering of this green and verdant land our of the way in the next 5 hours.
Fast forward the 5 hours and we are greeted to a beautiful dry day with a stunning sunrise, followed by a even more beautiful walk in the Galician countryside. At one point we spot a double rainbow which heralds a quick rain shower but nothing to bother us hardy pilgrims. By the end of the day we are basking in glorious sunshine.
After 8km we find the last available services, for the next 15km, it has been a chilly morning so we sit in their covered patio have our second breakfast (a Camino phenomenon) and chat with some new pilgrim friends, Salvadore an Italian born German who speaks very little English and enjoys being able to converse with someone. He has been on the more unusual and less populated Northern coastal route and has some stunning photos to share. Some pilgrims from Yorkshire, (England), Melbourne (Australia). and Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo (Ireland)
Today we saw and reached the sea for the first time. We had been teased by sightings of it since early in the day but only reached it in the last kilometer of a 24km day. Views of the town from the top of the steep decent we made into the town showed an inviting little town and it being Summer, we expected a little buzz around the town but instead it is a sleepy hamlet.
Tomorrow is our final push to Cape Finisterre, which we could see in the distance today. Finisterre was to be our final destination but there is some debate in our little duo about making an attempt to reach Muxia on Friday so watch this space!