- Past OR future Camino
- 2022 Primitivo to Muxia and Finisterre
I walked the Primitivo, departing from Villaviciosa, arriving in Santiago 6 June, continuing to Muxia, then down to Finisterre on 12 June, 19 days of walking plus cultural days in Oviedo, Lugo, and SdC, a fantastic experience in all ways. I ate generously during the walk, much more than my typical consumption, and definitely felt an increase in appetite within a week or so. I expected as much and enjoyed hearty eating as part of the whole experience. I especially enjoyed the menu del dia, which is almost always delicious, abundant, and an amazing value. A similar meal here in the U.S. would be several times more expensive, especially considering the wine. Now, back to my normal daily routine at home, including my normal fitness activity, 10 days later I find myself still pretty ravenous at mealtime, only gradually returning to my pre-Camino level, and watching consumption more carefully. I lost only a couple of pounds, about a kg, on the trip. And let me just say, caldo gallego with crusty bread dropped into it in large chunks ... well, it is a gift from God. And cafe con leche is practically a dessert coffee. I could go on!