Day 29: 64.3 kilometers
Total: 957.4 kilometers
Today I woke up at 7 and went to the kitchen for my lemon and water morning shot. Then I cooked the rest of the bacon, the leftover onion and a few red peppers and threw some eggs in at the end. GianMarco made dinner and I make breakfast! It was a huge meal which fueled me right! Shortly after we set out. The sunrise was spectacular and I stopped quite a bit to take pictures and draw my hearts and enjoyed the time I had to myself. In my walk alone I decided I needed to spend a night under the stars and would go ahead past the last town until the sunset or I found a nice spot.
Turns out I just kept walking! Iare it to the top of the mountain and saw a glimpse of the sea and knew I had to be there. It would be nice to be in the mountains but how incredible would it be to sleep on the beach! So I just kept walking with no plan in mind but to just keep going. What a beautiful day, the sun was out and shining, the birds were singing and my body felt amazing! I think it was the last push because after a few more Kilomerters I could see the light house! Whoa this was it, I walked across Spain I could see the ocean! I just had a little bit more to go.
The sun was setting as I crossed through Cee and I was on my way. A few sections along the road with my dim headlamp made for some interesting cars to pass by with their nights and swerve at me because they were looking at me but it was all good and soon I was off the main road and heading down to the beach! The final beach as you are reaching Finisterre is long and wide and gorgeous. At the beginning there are some sand dunes with nothing really around except for a boardwalk behind it. I felt like this was a good place to stop and with my headlamp and the says light found the perfect spot! I smoothed down part of the dune and dug out a bed. I was protected from three sides from the wind so I thought that was a good choice. Under me I flattened out another section and piled up more sand behind it as to make all the heat from the fire pit come up at me. I went out scouting for wood and it was perfect. someone had actually trimmed some trees nearby and I found many branches on the ground. I didn’t know if it was legal or not to have a fire on the beach so I just set it all up and enjoyed my dinner of a bocadillo and some wine under the stars. Right when I got there and set up I looked at my iPad to put my favorite song that has been following me on my camino, thinking out loud, on and guess what time it was?! 11:11! How perfect is that! So after eating and having some wine I pulled out my trash bag poncho and laid it on the ground as a vapor barrier. Then I pulled out my sleeping bag and put that on top of it. I had two more trash bags which I eventually used over my feet and over my head to shield from the wind and cold and the fog that rolls in early in the morning. It all worked quite well but the night was still young and the sky was erupting! On the other end of the bay I could see the light house at the end of the world shining it’s light on me as it spun around. My shooting star flew across the sky to me, another one all the way across the sky leaving a trail for a whole. Meow incredible! What a perfect place at the most perfect time. I hope you can all feel it like I did. Just amazing! It started getting a bit cooler so I figured it would be a good time to light my fire and get some rest. I light my teepee of sticks and it took off right away! I let them burn down and put some bigger logs on it and i was all toasty! It was the perfect spot. Aft a while I fell asleep and the fire went out. I woke up quite chilly and fumbled for more sticks to put on the fire. The coals were still warm and I blew a few times and saw then light up red. I felt warm from blowing so hard and put my head back down and fell back asleep. The next time I woke up wasn’t because I was cold but because I was so hot! I nearly melted my sleeping bag because the wind came across and really lit up the fire! It was nice though after it calmed down a bit. I managed to sleep in to 530 am and then cat napped until 7. I packed up cleaned up and buried the coals of the fire after setting them down and was off to the lighthouse for the sunrise! It would be a great day ahead of exploring the end of the world! Until then Pura Vida, buen camino and adventure on!