Day 4 on the Camino Finisterre / Fisterra. (Day 58 of my journey)
Another short day – 15.7 kilometres. In fact, it turned out to be eighteen. My biggest concern today was keeping my knees in one piece to make sure that not only could I get to Fisterra, but also then a fairly long day to finish in Muxia the following day. So, there was a little bit of a climb up to Hospital after having a really good breakfast in O Logoso. It was just a short climb of a kilometre and a half up to Hospital. I decided to have another break just to make sure that my knees were okay and the breakfast in O Logoso was really just toast and jam. I always find I need a bit of protein to keep me going through the day; so, I had another coffee and an omelet at Hospital.
Then the day took off into the countryside. Really nice tracks for all the rest of the day. There were beautiful views, lots of wind farms, views down into the local river into the nearby River Valley. Then, of course, the challenge for the day was a very steep descent of 200 to 300 metres coming down into Cee.
It wasn’t as bad as I expected, and I made sure I strapped up both knees tight. I took a lot of care coming down and I came down without too much pain, which was great. I arrived in Cee fairly early, and although I had planned to stay in Cee, once I saw the place it did not look that inviting.
Explanation on change of plan. The place I had booked in Cee was fine inside. Very nice. The host was very nice and I could pick from two rooms. But I wanted my last couple of nights on this long Camino to be relaxing and memorable. This place was onthe main road out of Cee and not that quiet. Also there weren’t a lot of places to eat nearby. It was very much a sort of residential area, and so I thought I’d continue on to Corcubion, which is just a couple of kilometres further on.
I apologised to the host and said I wanted to keep walking. She said “but you have already paid and can’t get a refund”. I had pre paid the accomodation in Cee and was happy to lose the payment as compensation to my host. It was also too early in the day to stop as I had made good progress.
Note. Please do not book accomodation and then not turn up, it’s not fair on the hosts and it takes up beds others could use. Message ahead to cancel in good time, or as in this case, where I had booked and paid online, be prepared to lose your payment.
So with more apologies…..I moved on.
I had a look on booking.com to see what accommodation looked nice, saw they had a room available, and then just basically turned up at 1:00 and said “do you have a room”? And I found a very nice place to stay. I think it was a great decision because in Corcubion, not very far from where I’m staying, I found a restaurant called San Martin, which served delightful seafood. Hey, I was in a fishing village!
That was my lunch with lots of wine followed by a siesta. Another great day and resting up, recharging for the final day into Fisterra tomorrow.
I stayed here in Corcubion. Pensión Mar Viva