Area Central Hotel
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... alleys from the cathedral through the crowds of people and the cars that share the pathways. On arrival at the hotel we removed pedals and saddles etc. it was an odd feeling - on the inside I was so excited but I was also absolutely exhausted. Before dinner a few of us went to mass at the cathedral - this was part of the journey process to erase a third of your sins - it was pretty good. The swinging incense was spectacular - ...
... 3 on my first visit, but I did not complete this step, as the Apostle "told" me to complete my trip and come back.
It was finally time for the Apostle and I to have a chat.
I started my day walking around the Cathedral and trying to see all the areas I did not see last night. The line to see the Apostle was very long, so I waited for it to die down a bit. Finally, the line was only about 15 minutes long, so I ...
... whether they were going to use the botafumeiro because they don't use it every day, and we knew it had been used the day before so it was unlikely we would have the pleasure. Anyway, to our excitement we were told yes, they would be using it, which was confirmed at 11:45am when ropes were set up to cordon off the 'flight path' to ensure no unsuspecting pilgrims were knocked out as they walked through. The mass was beautiful, and that's saying something coming from me. ...
... we took the city bus- no real issue getting off at the correct stop - just- headed for Cathedral via tourist information - our accommodation in the old monastery is adjacent to the Cathedral of St James- James was the the brother of John and one of the disciples . He had been a missionary sent to the furtherest most point of the earth which back then was ...
... but also ourselves. Ultimately, the biggest thing is to live every day, not just survive it (and in the process enjoy walking on the 'grassy bits' of life!) Lastly, thank you to Jill and all of who over the last few months have supported the other key objective if this 'pilgrimage' which was to raise money for cancer research. With your help we have raised $9,640 - almost the $10,000 I had thought to be ambitious! (Just goes to prove another thing I've learnt on this journey - ...