Not the end of the world

A fabulous drive along the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death - so-called because of the many shipwrecks.) The first place we stopped was Muros a pleasant fishing village with a macabre attraction: its church contains a crucified Christ with real human hair.

Next, to Carnota which has, like many Galician villages, numerous examples of the horreo - an elevated building used to store and dry grain. Carnota is special because it boasts the longest horreo in Galicia (and therefore, for Superlative fans, the world?) 

We drove on to Cabo Finisterre (which translates as "the end of the world" - although it isn't) but is one of the end points for the Camino de Santiago - see yesterday's Blip. What sort of cultural celebration should one expect at the end of a Christian pilgrimage though northern Spain? A  didgeridoo player serenading those completing the walk.

Thence to Cabo Tourinan, the location of the above lighthouse, which is the western-most point of mainland Spain (but still not the end of the world.)

Finally today to Muxia, where we could see two more lighthouses, including that of Cabo Vilan across the bay. The main attraction at Muxia is the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Barca at a point which commemorates an impressive first century voyage by the Virgin Mary, all the way from Palestine, in a stone boat. To prove this there are said to be fragments of the vessel inside the church - but it was closed today so all I could do was point my camera through a slot in the door.

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