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... a place for dinner quite close to our hotel. Most of the diners had paella which was a great change from the pilgrim's meals we have been having for weeks. We will now have to cut back from three course meals with wine and bread to something more reasonable to balance the lack of walking. It is hard to believe we have finally stopped, much to the relief of many people who are carrying injuries.
There is a festival on and we tried to get away from the ...
... but he never came. He said he wanted me to get a good night's sleep without all of his coughing. What a guy!
The next morning I was ready for Santiago. We had less than 3 miles to go!
As we walked into Santiago the Cathedral surprised us. There are so many buildings so close by that it gets hidden. Then suddenly there it is, looking weathered and dark and covered up in parts by scaffolding . The weather was with us with some ...
... least favorite one. The inside was just over the top with gold on everything, and it was too intricate. However, it was still really gorgeous, especially the outside. The building is Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque since it was built during all these periods. We were able to see half of a mass, and see when they swing the "Botafumeiro". This is the world's largest censer, weighing in at around 177 lbs. It has 88 lbs. of charcoal and ...
... north to San Sebastian. It’s a pretty place so I was amazed how after just four days of walking I felt surprisingly detached from the lovely city buzz and keen to walk again. I had intended to stop there for a day but the following morning found me climbing the stunning hills out of San Sebastian on what became one of the top five most beautiful days of walking I had. Every step became a self-congratulation for having come north to experience this.
I fell ...
... charcoal and incense. The cathedral is amazing. What an unreal 7 days it has been, can't quite believe we actually made it 100 kms through very hilly but peaceful terrain. This is one week I will never forget. We are grateful to the hotel staff for finding us a room for early check in so Liv could go to bed, the Dr and nurse at the hospital ( very little English) and to our friends Sally and Ron for taking me out for drinks while Liv was sleeping. Off to Italy ...