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The End of the World

We decided that on our first day of exploring we would accomplish one of our traditional 'must-dos'.

I have this thing about getting to the furthest point of any coast we're visiting. I really have no explanation. I just feel the need. I scramble as far out as I can possibly get, and have my picture taken.

Last year it was the very tip of the heel of Italy - Capo Sta Maria di Leuca.

So, the part of Galicia we were visiting was like a dream come true. I mean REALLY. What better than to visit the town that was considered "the end of the world" at one point in time?

Fisterra is not really the furthest western point in Galicia -- at least not on modern maps. It was another story 3 centuries ago, however. Because it was the then known world's jumping off point, it did stick out further on the maps that anything else. This town is also the point at which the Rias Bajas meets the Costa Morte and it is the final destination of the pilgrimage of the Camino. (Some pilgrims believe that Fisterra was the original and true destination of the Camino.)

Dan thinks my obsessions are silly. But, it looks to me like he is buying into it here, doesn't it to you?

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