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... the view, the bells went off. She looked over at me (hunched next to her as only one person fit comfortably in skylight) and started laughing. With the church bells ringing, no windows, and me all hunched over, she said I reminded her of Quasimodo. I looked back at her, all tall and head poking through the roof and said she reminded me of Alice in Wonderland when she ate the cake that made her "big". We both laughed ...
Started early this morning (it was still dark and also raining), but wanted to make it to Santiago in time for the pilgrim's mass at noon, and there was a big hill between here and there ;) First time donning the headlamp (not sure if you can see it in the picture) and was glad to know that the arrows ARE reflective!! Whew. I passed by the oldest cross in Galicia (the cruceiro do Francos) when it was still dark - but it was still impressive. When the sun came ...
... the Botafumeiro in use, 8 men come out dressed in the maroon garb of the tiraboleiros whose job is to light and swing the enormous thurible. The whole congregation shifts with excitement and hot coals are first placed within the B, followed by a large quantity of incense. Once the incense is smoking, they gather around the pulleys and initially lift it up and then begin to swing it until it is swinging so high it appears to almost touch ...
... in scallops, this tradition is still going strong.
... to me
I think I’ll twitter the Holy See
Thirty one days of walking to meet his dear Clare
With biscuits and water mainly his fare
He stubbornly walked on to complete the Camino
The reward at the end was a glass of good vino
He claims to have slept with many women along the way
I wonder what their version of events would say
It’s a tougher ...