Following my previous post, where I mentioned my plans for 2017, all I had left to do was decide what I wanted to do this year. Were my footsteps going to see the Camino? And if so, when? I have been internally debating since last May what to do next and since I got the great news that my house move is happening shortly, I had come to the conclusion that a return this year might not happen.
I had toyed with the idea of walking from Ponferrada to Finistere and on to Muxia, but to do that I would need to take a number of weeks of leave from work. On any other year that would be fine, but with the move I want to put aside as much leave as possible to the house.
So what now? The Camino is calling out big time and a house-move is demanding attention!!
Decision made. I’m going to walk the Camino Finistere (or end of the world) from Santiago and then on to Muxia. Problem solved I reckon. I have a date set also – September 2nd. I needed to make that decision sooner rather than later with the costs of flights being the way they are. I will book them shortly and gather my gear closer to the date. I would like to be moved to the new house by the time I travel also.
For those who don’t know, the Camino Finistere is roughly 115km in length and is an extension to the tradition Camino Frances after Santiago. Many choose to walk it to witness the sun fall into the horizon. You are also given a compostella in both Finistere and Muxia. I am looking forward to it. I can’t tell you much about it other than from what I have heard from other peregrinos. But I’m sure what I see will be special.