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... an unexpected toll charge and a bridge crossing en route – to the national park near Santander where we stay by the lake and manage an evening stroll around it before retiring for the night.
The next day we decide to follow along the coast as Jonny has located a number of beaches using google maps that we would like to check out. In his excitement he has picked out far too many for us to visit in one day as well as the mileage we are hoping to cover, so we head for Llanes ...
... Then it was all downhill to Santiago de Compostela. A long downhill and the outskirts of the town were hard going. Kept looking ahead for the cathedral as this was the pinnacle of the week. Bill was waiting for me with about a km to go... We wandered through to view the Cathedral for first time... Wow talk about impressive. Our place at the Hosperia San Martin Pinaro is a restored monastery and Is amazing and huge ...
... side to side almost to the roof each way, on a rope hung from the ceiling. The cathedral was crowded, but the mass was shown on screens so all could see, There were many pilgrims, who had a separate entrance to ensure they could attend, luckily I arrived early or I would not have been able to get in. Outside the cathedral & around the square, there were many pilgrims resting & some sleeping on the ...
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Spanish festivals are outrageous! I know we've mentioned this before in other posts, but it bears repeating. The most recent festival we enjoyed was in Bilbao and is called La Semana Grande, because it is not a 7-day semana but 9 days of activities with people filling the streets. And every night at 10:45 they have a fireworks show, which is part of a competition. They were by far the best fireworks I have ever ...
... a pedestrian crossing and Warren nearly slipped badly. Luckily, he had one walking pole operating which stopped a fall. Workmen had just painted the crossing, making it slippery and wet. He now has the sole of one shoe completely white. Usually we fold our sticks away going into towns as the noise of their clicking on cement must drive the locals mad. Why workmen would be repainting one of the busiest crossings in Santiago in the morning is beyond us.
After ditching ...