From Cee to Shining Sea

Today I took the only true option available to me…a cab from Olveiroa to Cee.  The family owners of the inn at Olveiroa, from the Dad that checked me in, to the daughter that translated my English, to her Mom who cooked the meals, to Tony who drove me to Cee this morning…these folks were angels that showed kindness and provided assistance to a peregrino in need.  My hopes for an improved ankle were dashed the minute I tried to stand from bed.  This is not a minor injury but will have to await further diagnosis until I return to the States on Monday.  But I am safely in my hotel in Cee and it feels good to be here.

Tony…the young man who drove me to Cee today and showed me many of the stunning sights along the Way.  God bless you young man.

The remainder of my post today is of 2 incredible spots we stopped at to marvel and both God’s and man’s works.  The panoramic views of Cee from above (with Finisterre in the distance), and the engineering marvel where the Xallas River meets the Atlantic Ocean.  The cascading flow of water to this confluence is where there is a one-of-a-kind hydroelectric station where 5 turbines are spun 24/7/365 to produce electricity for the Galician coast.  I hope the pictures and video capture at least a minimal experience of what I witnessed.  By the way, Tony told me that had I not injured my ankle and taken a car trip, that I would NOT have been able to witness either of these sights as the pilgrim path was much more inland.  A problem that created an opportunity.  Found treasure.  Thank you Lord for the gift of this day.

Where Cee meets the sea…wow!

The seaside town of Cee with Finisterre (the ‘end of the world’) in the cloudy distance.

This mountaintop is where the cycling Camino ends.  With my injured ankle, may I catch a hitch senora?

The view was purely majestic.

The confluence of the Xallas River to the brackish water below.

Thunderous roars of water cascading down well worn rock facings.

​The descent starts up here…

​Look, listen and enjoy.  What God has provided through nature, man has harvested for the benefit of many.

Author: jtcaminoblog

A husband of 38 years, a father of 3, a Christian man and pilgrim on this earth. I am a devout Roman Catholic whose purpose in life is to love our Lord above all else and our neighbors as ourselves. I struggle with the latter but walk these pilgrimages for both atonement and guidance from the Lord to be the best version of myself.

2 thoughts on “From Cee to Shining Sea”

  1. John!
    Hope your ankle is improving, or at least not getting worse!
    I can identify; that’s what Hertz Rent-A-Car is for…
    You’ve done a fantastic job of the photos and blog! Hard to look at because it makes me want to be back there right now. I appreciate the work you put into it.
    The El Pulpo Risotto, and the el pulpo at the Ria Mina looked great!
    Happy recuperation, you’ve earned it!


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