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... to this area. In 813 when the remains were discovered by a shepherd, the Catholic church built a cathedral on the spot where they were discovered. The town became a pilgrimage site, and today 100,000 people walk the Camino de Santiago every year, or the Way of St. James as a form of spiritual path or retreat, for their spiritual growth. Pilgrims traditionally carry the scallop shell ...
... bit spiritual for me as a catholic but Jac was more keen on the walk for the scenery, food and wine. So maybe we may add this walk to bucket list and do it one day, anyone keen for a walk in Spain that involves wonderful scenery, beautiful architecture, bloody good food and wine all at a pretty cheap price plus you get the bonus of eating and drinking as much as you want as you walk it off every day. We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the ...
Just a short note to let you know we have arrived and, after almost two hours in a queue, we have received our Compostellas acknowledging we have completed 775km. Richard is very smug as his compostella shows 790kms. I am sure he walked with us all the way.
We have run across a few friends and will catch up with them later in the afternoon to celebrate with a quiet drink.
Will provide more later as there was some drama along the ...
... if not thousands) of miles and getting trapped in the Old Town unable to find your way to the cathedral, the symbol of the journey's end. Soul-destroying... We searched and wandered and then finally we arrived in a big square and there it was. It's quite a sight.
We went to a couple of museums, one about pilgrimages and another about life in Galicia through the ages. We didn't realise that the information boards of the latter would ...
... it relieve him of the excessive weight, but made it much easier to take pictures. That helped him, but it did nothing for my toes - haha. I called an Albergue where we wanted to stay in the next town ahead and managed to speak just enough Spanish to reserve a room for the night. Occasionally there are flyers along the path advertising Albergues, there is always a phone number and some have pictures so we can recognize it when we approach. Apparently ...