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... who joined at Sarria were loud and had a high energy level that we, who had walked so far, had trouble coping with. There were even some young ones walking listening to their music out loud. I would drop well back behind them so I didn't have to have it disturb my peace and quiet. I had promised Sharron I would walk in to Santiago with her today. She is slow moving and feels sad that she will walk in alone. I don't mind, it is such a big ...
... shell is ubiquitous round here on all the Galicia beaches and story has it that when the body of St James was being transported back to Santiago in Galicia from Galilee right back in the 1st century, it fell overboard and was then washed ashore covered in scallop shells. Scallop shells are now big business. All statues of St James, all churches dedicated to him and all serious pilgrims have one....after nearly 2000 years since his body was supposedly washed ...
... met an Australian couple I had met on the second day and had not seen then -such is the way of the Camino.
The rain did not let up and worsened as I approached the city. As if to test the pilgrim even more a large section of the road leading in with the Camino shell showing the way was heavily torn with excavators and loaders working with locals and pilgrims left to navigate- it was almost as tough as ...
... to pilgrims and not much more. No shopping centers, no banks and no tourists (besides the hundreds of pilgrims, of course). It felt like we were cycling through medieval times, as we were following our little map to our next night's accommodation and I was fully prepared for that sword-wielding knight around the next corner. One day in particular has to be elaborated on - day 3. This is because Day 3 involved a 13km long uphill. Not a ...
... back to the Visitor Centre where the tour started.
We were lead up a number of stair cases as we progressed up inside the Cathedral each level revealing something different. The original Cathedral finished around 1200AD had had several parts demolished and rebuilt resulting in the cathedral having, Romanesque, Baroque, and Gothic components to it. High up, while still inside, we had a great view of the Cathedral below.
We continued up ...
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