AC Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection
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Our beautiful hotel was once a convent and we had a lovely breakfast in a huge high ceiling dining room. We then set out at 9.30 for a walking tour of the old town. Walked through a gorgeous botanical park then into the old area. Lots of ornate buildings, cafés , shops and of course the cathedral in the main square. At the end of the tour we …
What an amazing last day. Woke up to a beautiful fine day for our walk to Santiago. Breakfast at 8 with lots of yummy bread, meat ,cheese, fruit and delicious freshly squeezed orange juice. We left at 9 and walked through more pretty pine and eucalyptus forests. As on our previous days the scenery was lovely. We walked for about 2 hours then …
... from native ceramics to bagpipes, sailing ships and more. Mariam took the train from A Coruna and we visited for almost 3 hours over coffee in an old coffee place called El Casino. Mariam told us it used to be a men's club. It was fun catching up with her!
We went to a tapas bar and had fried squid and mussels for our last taste of Spain. Tomorrow we head to Bruges and I will share with you some parting thoughts about my Camino ...
... soon (2 days), we still plan to go to Finisterre (the end of the Earth before America was discovered).
The weather has cooled and we are now in Galicia, the part of the country where you eat octupus and see amazingly beautiful scenery with rolling hills and farmland, old stone houses, misty mornings that clear to stunningly clear and beautiful and less hot afternoons. Life is still good even though sometimes you have a pain in the quadriceps.
As per Ricardo's plan we walked together on the last day. Our first stop was at a cafe where we were to meet him and where I made a previous comment in my diary. Whilst my body ached in the morning, it now seems to warm up quickly and be ok for the normal "run of the mill" 20km daily walk. The landscape today was less rural and felt almost suburbian at times. We also walked past the airport, which was weird. There were 3 points of significance during the final walk: - ...