The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage walk across Spain that is also known as The Way of St. James. There are a number of different “Ways” starting at varying places around Europe, but all lead to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St. James are believed to be buried. Pilgrims have been walking for centuries to Santiago to worship these remains.
I will be walking the Camino Frances which is the route that starts at the base of the Pyrenees mountains in France in a small village called St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. After arriving, 780ks later in Santiago de Compostela, the hiking then continues on to Finisterre, on the coast of Spain.
Finisterre was once considered to be the edge of the world! Pilgrims would make their way there to pray and please the gods. Even though the extra distance adds on an extra 89k, this seems to be an appropriate place for my Camino journey to end. I intend to spend a couple of days there to reflect on this huge achievement.