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... an adventure waits! It was very moving to see the folks arriving here in the Plaza de Obradoiro as they finished their hikes and seeing the joy on their faces as they knelt down on the marker to finish the route, get their passports stamped and receive their compostela. If you have never heard of this, google it and read more...it is fascinating! According to tradition, the apostle St. James came to the Spanish region of Galicia as a ...
... 1. LOTS of fascinating history...interesting that Spain and Portugal at one stage split the world between themselves, such was their domination. A uni that has been around for more than 750 years...complete with amazing library and its library prison (I guess for late returns??)
2. Signs everywhere of economic struggles. Reports of improvement and lots of wonderfully restored buildings ...
... me laugh inwardly. It certainly feels kaput today!!! lol Both Sharron and I shared a taxi to Olveiroa at 11:30 a.m. and it was interesting to see the terrain that I would have been walking today. There was a steep incline into Olveiroa which brings us to within approx 36 km of Finisterre. It seems a very long walk, even from inside a taxi. I feel for Kym who set off at 7:30 this morning. Once there, I check into our Pension ...
... of anticipation as we approached the Cathedral. The Cathedral of Saint James is a fantastic, massive building. To see it in real life and to reflect back from the first day and to think how far we have come, was quite emotional. We made it to the pilgrims mass at midday. It went for an hour and was absolutely overflowing with pilgrims and tourists. There was singing from a nun running the service as well as readings and prayers from the priests ...
... The Albergue called Porta de Santiago was brilliant. I was in bed 13. Unlucky for some but I had a good feeling about this one. This was going to be our last night in an albergue. It was a very relaxing place. Maybe it was the church type music playing throughout the place or the mini tropical garden placed smack bang in the middle of the room but it was very tranquil.
Luckily this was right on the edge of the town so it was one of the first buildings ...