Santiago de Compostela, Spain
October 10, 2022
Dear Family & Friends:
Finisterre to Muxia, October 9, 2022 (19.1 miles)
My final day on the Camino de Santiago was a 19.1 mile walk from Finisterre to Muxia. The walk began with an uphill climb over rolling, forested hills and then the Camino dropped back down to the ocean as I entered the quaint, seaside fishing village of Muxia. About a mile out of Muxia, I passed a beautiful beach cove which was quiet, serene peaceful and deserted. I walked down to the cove and spread more of Danny’s ashes in the ocean. I filmed this sacred moment with my drone.
I am still processing the fact that my long journey is over. Over a period of 44 days, I walked over 560 miles. Today, I took a bus back to Santiago de Compostela where I will spend the night. I had dinner with a dear friend, John Berchild, who walked the Camino from Sarria to Santiago. Early tomorrow morning, I fly from Santiago to Madrid where I will rejoin my daughter, Amy, and my granddaughter, Elle. We all fly home on October 15.
Thanks to all of you who followed my trip and offered comfort, support, inspiration and prayers on my behalf. This meant so much to me. I plan to post a final trip report after I return home. As usual, I will prepare a video documenting the adventure and I will post the video on my website. I have a lot to work with since I took 936 photos and filmed 296 videos. This number will be significantly higher when I add the photos and videos taken by Papa’s Pilgrims.
God Bless all of you.
“I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him, and the blessings fall down on me.” Gabby Douglas, American gymnast.