The traveler who gave this lonely spit of land that sticks out into the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Spain its name is lost to history.
Weary pilgrims in route on the Way of St. James through Spain often end at the glorious cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, but the adventurous continue on 50 miles to Cape Finisterre, meaning “end of the earth”. Once there, those who believe cleanliness is next to godliness burn their clothes, after a journey that takes 30 days, averaging 15 miles a day. Some just leave a memento behind – a flag, a hat, a cane, …
What would you leave behind if you came to the end of the world?
Oz takes off his shoes to rest, heaves a sigh of relief, and leaves that annoying pebble that was in his shoe for the entire trip and a note tied with a ribbon:
“Don’t put off till tomorrow what you could do today.”