The steeples of El Santuario de la Virgen da Barca (The Sanctuary of our Virgin of the Sea), at Punta da Barca ou de Xavina near Múxia just past sunset, as the fishing fleet heads out to sea.
This is the Faro de Cabo Vilán. It was a great start to another great day of hiking.
From the end of our second day on the Camino dos Faros, this photo shows carved granite crucifixes that stand at the lighthouse Punta de Roncudo. The 20 minutes that we were able to spend here before darkness fell were absolutely breathtaking.
The oldest operating lighthouse in the world, this is el Torre de Hércules (the Tower of Hercules). Standing on a bluff extending from the city of A Coruña, this working monument served as the starting point for our adventures on the northwest coast of Spain.
This entry briefly describes our hike from Palas de Rei to Melide (pronounced, “Melid-e”), and it shows photos we took of some sights along the way.
Between September 17 and October 26, 2016, my wife Patty walked the Camino Frances (French Way), which is a 500 mile pilgrimage from St. Jean, France, over the Pyrenees Mountains and across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela (roughly the driving distance between Washington, DC and Knoxville, TN). I met her on the trail between Palas de Rei and Portomarin, Spain, and I walked with her for the last four days of her journey. From there, we drove to Finisterre, Spain (“The End of the Earth”), and finally we spent a couple of days in Paris, France, before coming home.