El Camino: Finisterre, Muxia, and Coast of Death

Zero Day: Travelling to the End of the Earth

We have come to the end of our adventure. Tomorrow we board flights and head home. 

Today was a relaxing, learn about Spain day. We took a tour to Fisterra and the surrounding countryside. 

When we boarded we each took window seats and therefore had strangers sit next to us. 

I sat next to Connie…from Honduras. We chatted rather superficially and be fore we knew it we were both crying. 

Our journeys when shared aloud to each other brought out emotions that perhaps we hadn’t really dealt with. 

The Camino did that to us. It broke us down to raw muscle and aches and blisters so that we would be present every step of the way. 

I heard a young man say the same thing.  “I thought my mind would race but instead I couldn’t hear a thing except my own foot steps.”

Thats what a journey like this does for you…it makes you pay attention. 

I will miss this most of all. But I plan on incorporating what I’ve learned into my daily life as well. 

I could make a list of all the things I want to change or want to continue practicing, but that would be in complete opposition of what I have learned. 

Thank you for reading my posts about our travels. I hope to embark on more adventures soon but for now I need some assimilation and incorporation of the lessons learned and look forward to a quiet holiday season. 

Love to you all and may you find your own path to be as wonderful. 

Buen Camino!!

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Siempre pa’ adelante!

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About Caro

I am a social worker by training and a peace officer by profession having worked with California’s delinquent youth and young adults for 28 years. I firmly believe that our development as humans depends on our environment and that sometimes we get stuck. As such, I write about those things we sometimes ignore or fail to see until we are forced to pay attention.
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