Area Central Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... has set in. The buildings seem heavier with the rain soaking into their stone. Water runs down the streets, people dodging umbrellas (I wonder how many eyes are poked out each year by umbrellas) trying to get inside as quickly as possible. Only the smokers linger outside.
My day is spent loitering, again hanging from bar to coffee shop to restaurant. I cannot resist the temptation to go back to our tapas bar - their camembert covered in almond ...
Day 35 stats:
Started at 8.30am and arrived 12.30pm
I made it! It hasn't sunk in and it probably won't until I see some more of my pilgrim buddies but for the time being, I have arrived!
I did not start till it was light today which has been my policy all along. I do not have a headlight and did not fancy tripping or falling in the dark. It was a good walk. I spoke to a few people but I generally just wanted to be ...
... and handed her mine. She took it, tapped it on the ground a few times and then gave me a nod along with the biggest grin. So happy I could help her and this is a much better end for my companion than either ditching it into the sea or burning it.
Oh and by the way, what's happening at home???? I go away for 3 months and the guts fall out of the place!!! fair dinkum, what's happening? Manly and Parra at the bottom of the table; Bloody Broncos, Storm ...
... 200 floors to be precise as I arrived in the cathedral square!
The last day is emotional on many levels - the joy of finishing a gruelling walk - the anxiety of about life again as you don't get up and load a pack, toss it on your back and head out for a hike - reflections of what has happened along the way, the things you have seen and experienced - taking in the last bits of scenery on the way in - the sight of Santiago and knowing the end is in near - ...
... to have a day or two of retreat time here before we make the final descent into Santiago (I haven't looked at the map but I assume we come down a mountain).I must be getting fitter because the last couple of days have seemed very cruisy. Yesterday Sarria to Palais de Rel was a measly 21km with gentle undulations through farmlands and villages. Today was more challenging at over 30km to Arzua but still the gentle ups and downs seem a snap compared ...