Araguaney Gran Hotel
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... whether they were going to use the botafumeiro because they don't use it every day, and we knew it had been used the day before so it was unlikely we would have the pleasure. Anyway, to our excitement we were told yes, they would be using it, which was confirmed at 11:45am when ropes were set up to cordon off the 'flight path' to ensure no unsuspecting pilgrims were knocked out as they walked through. The mass was beautiful, and that's saying something coming from me. ...
... mate he is in every sense. We've laughed, had fun, had serious conversations, shared light hearted banter, shared the journey at times in silence, walked our own paths, gained a deep respect for each other and have bonded a friendship for life. Who would have known that two years ago when we happened to be on the same bridge building team as maintenance crew on the Bibbulmum Track and shared our passion for long distance walking we would end ...
... feelings. Once we had stood in front of the main entrance to the cathedral, entered through the Pilgrims northern door, toured the cathedral and traditionally exited through the southern door and headed directly to the Pilgrims office to receive our Compostella's, I realised that aside from with your help raising over $9000 for cancer research - I have now also been officially cleansed of all my sins?! Yes I know - I still don't know how to think about that either but it is ...
... is high in many others minds, although for a somewhat different reason...we are in Santiago de Compostela, the end point for thousands of pilgrims that have just completed the arduous Camino de Santiago, a 800+ km pilgrimage route through France and Spain to the place where the faithful believe the ashes of Saint James the Apostle lie ...
Deaney did his utmost to waken Bruma the morning of our departure nevermind our fellow Pilgrims! What he needed in those plastic bags escapes me still! We tiptoed outdoors at 7.00am into complete darkness and walked a few hundred yards away to get suited and booted. It was very misty and thankfully I had a torch to hand which would guide our way...and keep lookout for Wolves and Bears!!!
We dispatched the Santiago Cake quickly savouring all the flavour ...
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