Camino Primitivo, Day 19



It was hard to leave the albergue this morning. I was very tempted to stay one more night – but then, I would have been pressed for time and I still had to deal with my knee problem. I left late. The temperature was climbing up to nearly 104 Fahrenheit, with often no shade. It was a mistake. But the route was spectacular. It was recommended by the author of my guidebook, Raimung Joos, whom I met just by coincidence in Santiago. I followed his recommendation and did not regret it.



t house at the beach of Fisterre
Last house at the beach of Fisterre



a donkey being shaved
A donkey being shaved


The way between Fisterre and Muxia is walked in both directions. Therefore, the shell points to the ground. An arrow shows the direction to either to F or M. I liked this symbol, as it told me “ your are right where you are right now”. I also liked the many snails, as I felt like a snail this day.






The bay of Avela looked so gorgeous that I decided to walk the steep path down. Originally, I wanted to jump into the cold water, but the currents were too dangerous. It was peaceful down there, with only the many seagulls as my companions.



Bay of Amela
Bay of Amela



Bay of Amela with seagulls



Bay of Amela with seagulls
Bay of Amela with seagulls



Every shade was a relief in this heat.
Every shade was a relief in this heat.



Hórreo and an abundance of Hortensie
Hórreo and an abundance of Hortensie


Very close to Lires, I arrived at the Bar del Playa with the gorgeous view to the bay. Resting there from the heat of the day and having a cold drink was a pure treat. When I arrived in Lires, people were greeting me not with the usual “buen camino” but with “mucho color!” The heat was even too much for the Spanish people.



Bar del Playa
Bar del Playa



Having dinner with a new Maleen
Having dinner with a new Maleen







Born and raised in a village along the Danube in Austria, Traude Wild soon ventured out into the world. After a two-year program for tourism in Klesheim/Salzburg, she spent nearly a year in South Africa and Namibia. By returning back to Austria, she acquired a Master of Economics at the University of Vienna. After moving to the United States with her four children, she studied Art History at Arizona State University and stayed in the United States for fourteen years. Here, she was teaching Art History in several Universities like Webster University and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Now, she lives partially in Arizona and Vienna and works together with her husband for the University of South-Carolina, Moore School of business as Adjunct Professor organising and leading Study tours in Central Europe. She also teaches at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. Since 1999, she is practicing Zen meditation in the lineage of Katagiri Roshi. She loves to hike and to write and is a student of Natalie Goldberg. During her often many weeks long hikes she brings her awareness into the Here and Now, describing her experiences in an authentic way. She loves to walk pilgrimages. The longest hike so far was the 1,400 km long 88 Temple pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan in 2016.

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