Contest Winners!

For those of you who are interested, the photo I posted on Sept. 29, is of the inside tub of a washing machine.  It’s the part that spins and the water runs out of those little holes.  Now, that’s my best guess, since I did NOT stop and knock on the door of the house where it was so charmingly displayed, with cactus and other plants, we’ll just have to go with that.

The “winners” of my contest were Lysa (my librarian) in Livonia, NY and John (my cousin-in-law) of Hurdle Mills, NC.  “Honorable Mention” goes to my neighbor Elaine of Conesus, NY who thought it was part of a grape crusher.  I will be dropping off (or mailing) your prizes as soon as I get caught up with my correspondence, Ha!  Never fear, something will turn up.

All’s Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

I can’t remember exactly where I saw this, somewhere in Galicia, but I thought then that it would be a fitting end piece for my Camino blog. I’m home now, already immersed in my life & family matters, thanks be to God! I will be organizing more photos of the Camino & providing additional explanations as needed. Hope you enjoyed what was here. I am still “processing” my experience & maybe that will continue for a while. Amen!

Port of Finisterra

Port of Finisterra

Beautiful, calm day here. The lady working at my hotel is from a “fishing” family & says the fleet here is small, less than 50 boats. Nevertheless, that work is dangerous. Over a coffee she tearfully told me (in Spanish) how two of her brothers were lost last winter when their boat went down in the Atlantic. Tourists have little sense of the real life in these tiny Camino towns!

Finisterra at Last

Finisterra at Last

This is the official “end” of the Camino. I’ll post ocean views to show how this is the western-most point in Spain. I took a bus here this morning (10-5-13) & spent the day in this charming sea-side town. The weather was great, sunshine & moderate temps. Tomorrow I take the bus back to Samtiago & then the RENFE train to Madrid.