Hotel Spa Relais & Chateaux A Quinta da Auga
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... the rest of our actions today were not guided by conscious thought.
As the afternoon came to a close, I spent a couple of hours uploading and typing (joyfully working on two devices simultaneously), and D caught-up on the sleep he missed while at the rodeo last night.
It was early evening when we decided to walk up to the Cathedral and its Plaza. We walked slowly, and headed in the general direction of where we thought it would be. We took a ...
... hundreds of years ahead of us and following in a continuous trail behind us with that joyous entry into the city gates repeated daily thousands of times over. It's not an intellectual reshuffling, even donkeys can walk the camino, but just happens along the way. I like the way the walk is somewhat immune to modern conceptions self-transformation (although you could probably squeeze that out if that's what your way required). I daresay that we will all come back the same people ...
... we have planned for the weekend. We had been unable to cancel our Saturday night booking at a rather 'smart' pension near the Plaza Obradoiro, but we cancelled the second night as well as the Muxia booking – we are going there on one of our day excursions instead, and will have an extra two nights here at our hilly hotel before leaving for A Coruna on Tuesday. There is a bus stop quite near here if we lack the energy to walk into the city but we will probably be ...
It's time to talk about the Cathedral of St James, which deserves an entire entry.
Before I begin, I wanted to let you know I have very few pictures of the inside of the cathedral. In many places there were no cameras allowed at all, and in others, no flash, so my phone did not do anything justice. I would recommend googling it if you would like to see more. It really was incredible.
When I first visited the Cathedral ...
... The buildings around the old square are crumbling and scaffolding is in place for restoration work on the cathedral. The town is now famous as the destination of pilgrimage walk, traced back to the 12th century, made by thousands from all over the world each year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_d e_Compostela We stray behind to explore more of the town on our own, have a meal and wine, in an outdoor cafe, then a 20 minute walk back to our ...