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... ceiling. As it swooshes overhead and swings across the transept, It is a spectacular thing to see. I believe this enormous thurible was originally used to cleanse the cathedral of the smell of pilgrims, which must have been bad. Haha. Of course the idea of incense is also to lift the prayers to heaven, so thats probably the primary purpose. This whole Mass feels like the completion of the Camino, the final touch to that amazing experience. ...
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... for a taxi to Finisterre. We discussed the fact that we had nothing to prove by walking today, after Muxia we felt we had completed our goal. Mike went up to pack and Hannah showed up for breakfast already packed, I told her about the possible taxi and she indicated that she liked to walk in the rain, this wasn't looking good. Two pilgrims came in who had left Muxia at 6:30 in the dark, they didn't look all ...
This morning we packed up to try and get on the road early. Joe spent quite a long time reshuffling everything in the car to better fit Michelle's bags in. We eventually got going and it was luckily not a long drive to Santiago. We arrived at the campsite and set up before driving into town. We walked through he town centre and ...
... is an amazing silver chest that contain bones of Santiago (if you choose to believe that).
From here we walked around to the Market which opens everyday in the old town. The market is primarily a produce market of fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, and a few other bits and pieces. We walked around for a while enjoying the smells and noise of the market. The main meats on offer are fish and pork. There is some red meat but not much. A ...
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