Ocean and Beach Scenery of the Camino Finisterre to Muxia

by Debby Jagerman-Dungan
( August 26th, 2015 )

Praia do Mar de Fora Finisterre Beach

The fresh salty sea air, the soft sandy beaches, the sound of the crashing waves, the tranquility. That’s what I loved about walking the 20 miles between Finisterre and Muxia along the Atlantic Coast in northwestern Spain. In my last blog I shared pictures of the four lighthouses I saw during my three-day walk. Now I share some of the beautiful ocean and beach scenery of the Camino Finisterre to Muxia.

Praia do Mar de Fora Finisterre Beach

Praia do Mar de Fora Finisterre Beach

Praia do Mar de Fora Finisterre Beach

Praia de Rostro Finisterre Muxia

Praia de Langosteira Finisterre Beaches

Praia de Langosteira Finisterre Beaches

Praia de Langosteira Finisterre Beaches

Praia de Langosteira Finisterre Beaches

Lires Beaches

Lires Beaches

Muxia Beaches

Muxia Beaches

Camino Finisterre Muxia

Finisterre Atlantic Ocean Sunrise
This last picture is the view from my hotel room in Muxia. I loved falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves.

Muxia Beaches
Sweet (and tranquil) Travels!

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Lighthouses along the Camino Finisterre to Muxía

by Debby Jagerman-Dungan
( August 15th, 2015 )

Faro de Fisterra Finisterre Lighthouse

My arrival in Muxía, a fishing port on the Atlantic Ocean in northwestern Spain, signified the end of my 47-day journey across and up Spain. It was bittersweet to have made it to this point. I was elated to have completed such an amazing journey, but sad to have it come to an end. However, walking on the coast for three days, and seeing four lighthouses along the Camino Finisterre to Muxía, was a fabulous way to end my journey. The 20 miles of walking between Finisterre and Muxía combined my admiration for lighthouses, allowed me to breathe the fresh air of the ocean, to enjoy the coastal beaches and views, and to conclude my journey after my 482-mile walk along the Camino de Santiago.

Faro de Fisterra Finisterre Lighthouse

Faro de Fisterra Finisterre Lighthouse

Translated as the “end of the world,” Finisterre (Fisterra in Spanish) itself is a 56-mile journey from the cathedral in Santiago to this fishing port on the Atlantic Ocean. Some take three days to walk there, but I chose to take a bus. Located at the 0.00 kilometer marker, my first of four lighthouses of the Camino Finisterre, the Faro de Fisterra (Faro is Spanish for lighthouse), contains a museum and an historical exhibition. It is also the location of a Peace Pole, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.” From Finisterre, I began my walk northward.

Faro de Tourinan Lighthouse

Half way between Finisterre and Muxía I stayed in the little town of Lires. It was from here that I hired my first taxi to take me to my second lighthouse, Faro de Touriñán, located on the most westerly point in Spain. My taxi driver was very kind and allowed me to wander around as long as I wanted.

Faro de Tourinan Lighthouse

Faro de la Punta da Barca in Muxía, my third lighthouse, is located next to the Santuario de Virxe de Barca, which is a pilgrimage site associated with the Virgin Mary and St. James. From this viewpoint, one can also see my fourth lighthouse, Faro de Cabo Villano, in the distance.

Muxia Lighthouse with Faro de Cabo Villano

Muxia Lighthouse with Santuario de Virxe de Barca

Faro de Cabo Villano

I needed to hire a taxi to take me to Faro de Cabo Villano, which actually turned out to be the same taxi driver. This lighthouse sits on a rock that is about 325 feet high, and there is an exhibition room which contains a Fresnel lens, and several artistic paintings of the lighthouse. A closed tunnel with stairs leads from the building to the tower, which unfortunately I was not allowed to walk through.

Faro de Cabo Villano

I actually took my time, three days in all, to walk the 20 miles from Finisterre to Muxía, so that I could enjoy the beautiful scenery, and have a chance to visit the extra lighthouses. I really loved walking along the coast. Some make the journey in a day and can see the lighthouses in Finisterre and Muxía. But it is my guess that very few take a taxi to also see Faro de Touriñán and Faro de Cabo Villano.

Faro de Cabo Villano

Although, I did discover that there actually is a “Camino of Lighthouses” where you can walk approximately 125 miles and visit 7 lighthouses around the northern and western edges of Spain. Perhaps a future travel!?

Sweet Travels!

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My Favorite Landscape Photos from the Camino de Santiago

by Debby Jagerman-Dungan
( August 4th, 2015 )

Camino de Santiago Landscape

I took over 5,200 pictures during my 47-day, 482-mile walking journey across northern Spain. These are 22 of my favorite landscape photos.

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

Camino de Santiago Landscape

I hope you enjoyed my favorite landscape photos from the Camino de Santiago.

Sweet Travels!

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