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Day 6 O Pedrouzo - Santiago 20km A busy day as this is the last stage of the our little pilgrimage into Santiago from just outside Pedrouzo. The Pilgrim mass at Cathedral de Santiago starts at midday on the Friday and we will be there on the Thursday. This route we take today is on quiet roads and pathways before the final kms up Mt Gozo and …
... half an hour to reach the cathedral once we were in the city which made it all a bit of an anticlimax. Once we finally reached the cathedral we found that the entire exterior was covered in blue scaffolding which we were expecting but not to that extent! There standing in the Cathedral we bumped into Howard (Texas) who we gave a great big hug to and had missed over the last couple of weeks. He walked us to where he was staying and we decided to stay at the same ...
... route starts in the Basques village of St. Pierre de Luz, through Pamplona in Navarre, the wine area of La Rioja, then Burgos, past endless wheat fields and the arid plains of Castille, to Asturias (Leon &Astorga), climbing through the lush hills of Galicia to Santiago. As a matter of fact, there are no less that 12 different Camino routes to Santiago (hence the symbol of the shell, all routes coming together at one point), and we have driven past three ...
... provided each day for pilgrims. The mass was in Spanish, but the rituals were familiar. Towards the end of the mass, the famous Bota Fimeoro was swung from one side to the other with it's flaming incense. A ritual from the 14th century. We are pretty tired and my feet are a mess. But I guess they will heal, hopefully before we return ...
... just a hodge podge. So the days of walking quietly, listening to the birds, reflecting has passed. We have enjoyed our time over the last few days leapfrogging our Cali friends as well as a couple of older women. One of whom is 70 years old, diabetic, and has walked the entire way in just a week longer than us. We all expect to finish tomorrow and it had been nice to share the anticipation together. It's very hard not to hold it against the people ...