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Travel Blogs from Vilagarcia de Arousa
... to prepare for bed. Evening rituals complete, we sit in the common room and prepare for our departure tomorrow. Blue, Trina and Steven all leave at the same time tomorrow leaving Nick in Santiago for another day. The Camino group is heading back to their little corners of the world. Tomorrow we head to Ireland. We are ready to begin our lives together. The Camino has simplified life for us. What we have is special! Pain recap: What's hurting? ...
... hill kinda thing. More of a lowest-gears-all-the-way-up-yet-people- are-walking-faster-than-me-I-want-to-di e kinda thing. However, the view from the top was absolutely magnificent and our path slowly snaked itself downwards from a dry, karoo-like landscape to luscious forested valleys. Our next days were spent cycling through little Spanish farms, where the farmers still herd their own cows and 70 year-old women would still work in their ...
with gratitude and power, secure and filled with happiness, may join our home.
For Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Apostle James, pray for us.
Holy Virgin pray for us.
Apostle James the Major.
Detail of the choir stalls. XVII century.
... should be made to the shrine of the saint. The route, over the following four centuries became a virtual highway for the passage of people, goods, languages and cultures, and it was on the strength of this that Europe began to take shape. Pilgrims came from all points of the continent, walking for months to come and kneel at the shrine. The most frequently used tracks became well worn, and it is those same tracks continue to be used, over a thousand years ...
My one plan was to hopefully walk 48 km to Arco O Piņa ( if my body would let me do such another big day). Once I made it there I was going to either stay there and walk the final 20 km into Santiago the next day and get there in time for the pilgrims mass, or get there and catch a taxi to the albergue that sleeps 500 pilgrims just 5 km outside Santiago and then walk the last 5 km in the next day.