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... there we quickly at lunch and headed to the pilgrim's mass where the pews were already starting to fill up. Five minutes before mass started a nun stood at the front and rehearsed a few basic hymns with the chrurch-goers. Her voice was so angelic and powerful at the same time that it actually brought tears to my eyes. Looking around the church we saw plenty of pilgrims we knew which definitely brought us to the realisation that our Camino journey was coming to the ...
... During our stops, we have had the opportunity to chat with a few pilgrims (mostly our age from the US)- a brother and sister from New Mexico who started in Irun and were taking the northern route along the coast, and a retired woman from Portland who just decided to up and go. For some, it is a retirement project, for others it is a physical challenge, and for some it is a spiritual quest of change. Whatever the reason, it draws people from all over the ...
... for interceding for us and helping deliver us safely to Santiago.
We then split up and all the women went souvenir shopping. I had an absolute blast with all of them! When checking out at the first store, my credit card wouldn't work. It was attributed to the fact that American cards sometimes don't work in Europe because they don't have chips in them. It was a frustrating situation, but the ladies were ...
Early morning wander around Santiago DC. Mainly looking for breakfast, find a Montaditos which is a chain but they do a tostada with Jamon and tomato with a coffee for €1.80. Go into the tourist centre to find out where the airport bus stops and how long it takes. In front of me in the queue, is a monk with full robes and trainers? This is the first monk I have seen on the Camino. So to add to my list, that is one monk and one nun, just need a ...
Today the body is saying thank you for the rest. The Fitbit is going 'what the ?' Two days in a row and I've come up a bit short on my set minimum of 20,000 steps a day.
Laid in this morning with a late fully cooked brekky. For that the body is also saying thank you. Had a shopping list today that was the priority for the day as we check out of Santiago in the morning heading to the north coast and checking out parts of Spain we've never seen ...