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... inside, I would need to check Bubba again, so decided to find a place to stay first, as I didn't have a reservation in Santiago until tomorrow night (the only one I made). What I didn't realize is that the town was PACKED, and I had read the Albergue fills up very early, so I began my search for a room. On about my 10th try, the receptionist said, yes, I have one room left, but it is very small. I said, I'll take ...
... of souvenirs they have which I could buy to take home. Its always safer shopping when the doors are locked. lol. I eventually decide to go into the Cathedral for an explore before the pilgrim Mass at noon when the cathedral will be crowded. I find the statue of St James which pilgrims are encouraged to touch the back of or hug him, so I do just that. After that, it is down into the crypt to the reliquary of St James. As I stand gazing at ...
... The other thing that I found really interesting is that although everyone has heard of St James Way, there is no one route, there are hundreds of them! Although they all finish at the tomb of St James in the Santiago de Compostela cathedral, there is no specific start point. The start point is your home, again a disadvantage if you live in NZ...and are a believer....Jerusalem is closer! I am sure Galilee has part of him too! Nowadays most pilgrims pick a popular ...
... spoke to a couple of older Aussie ladies who urged Brenda on, telling her, do the walk, you can do it !!!
Dinner was a menu del dia, and after much wine, traditional shots were offered and put down, and whilst drinking these, Brenda told us, a fire was now in her belly, she wanted to walk ...
... unique fellowship of companions... Good friends, many of whom you don't even know their names. As the evening wore on and saying goodbye again to people you had already bid farewell, it simply became too much for me and I walked away... Back to the square and sat down under the cathedral and prayed... That's all I could do. Enjoy the pictures I will post once more what I hope to be a camino reflection...but today I'm still processing Rest easy...see you ...