Let The Sea Roar – October 21, 2017

La Caridad to Ribadeo
14.9 Miles/33,231 Steps – (Total 251.5/580,122)

Today really was our last day along the coast. We have traveled 250 miles on foot from Bilbao to Ribadeo, and now we turn inland over the hills. I have been struck by how vast the ocean seems. We would look out from where we were and it would seem to surround us on all sides. The blue would seemingly rise up to the skies. Today huge wind driven waves up to 20 feet made it even more wild.

As Psalm 95 says – the sea is his for he made it. And it is. No nation, no person can claim sovereignty over that which covers most of the earth. It is constantly in motion, and very much alive.

And then there are the times when you can hear it before you see it. The roar may be faint, but it is a distant roar. Isaiah 42:10 says, “Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise from the end of the earth!
Let the sea roar and all that fills it,
the coastlands and their inhabitants.”

Today I sing of song of praise to God for the coastlands that have been our companion for the last 19 days.

After getting coffee out of a machine this morning (it was as good as that sounds) we headed toward the coast. Corn and cattle with an ocean view were the norm for the morning.

We crossed the long bridge from Asturias into Galacia where we will be the rest of the journey. The local speciality is Pulpo á feira – boiled octopus in olive oil with paprika. I enjoyed my lunch.

57°F Mostly Sunny
Calle San Martín, 13, Tapia de Casariego, Asturias, Spain