The End

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We have seen these way markers through the whole trip- different types, but all listing the kilometers left to travel. Here is the significance of this particular marker

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Did you get that? Zero more Kilometers to go. This is not just the end of the road, this is the end of the earth, as they knew it. This journey predates even the Santiago Camino as people came to Finesterre (the end of the earth) as it was as West as one could get, before falling of the earth.

And here is the great thing. There is a hotel and a a bar and a restaurant  at the end of the world (I am hoping to smoke out all Science fiction geeks on this one). The Hotel was closed on Mondays, but we got to eat lunch at the bar at the end of the world- Lucky us.

So for us…
44 Days
880 Kilometers
555 Miles
1,000,000 Steps Later- we have reached the end, as far West as we can go. As we were celebrating and taking our picture at the Zero Mile marker we asked a nice man to take a picture for us. He asked were we ending or beginning. We told him that we were ending. He walked down the road, and then turned around- No he said, now you are beginning… and that is the profound truth. This Camino has ended, but the next one begins today.  Amen… but as this Camino has ended, this blog is also ending.

We feel truly blessed and truly thankful to our church, the Lilly Foundation, Follow the Camino, and the Creator of all we have enjoyed.

We had a hard time picking photos from this joyful day, so hear are our favorite 20.

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9 thoughts on “The End

  1. “We give thanks to God always for (both) of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” Peace, Jan

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  2. Lots of smiles from the end of the earth! Muy muy muy bien hecho! That is so many miles you just walked. Equivalent of Seattle to Glacier NP or SF to SD. That’s crazy stuff. And you appear to still be friends, so we’re glad for that.

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  3. What an accomplishment!! We will sure miss your words and pictures every morning. Enjoy every moment of the last month of your sabbatical. You deserve some rest now!! (All your pre-planning for us is working out just fine here, but we miss you both.)

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  4. Love it love the pics love the journey love the goats love the end love the beginning love you two !
    Hurry home – no, enjoy Barcelona…. you dawgs !
    Hugs and blessings
    Jim

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  5. To Doug and Laurie,

    A great big well done from all of us at Follow The Camino. I have had great pleasure in planning this trip for you. The blog has been great to read. Take care for now and I hope to hear from you both soon.

    Best Wishes

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  6. What a joy that I got to go with you two dear ones because you took the energy to blog!! Many thanks – I have missed finding you at church so do look forward to April when we can hug! Jo

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