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... you don't count the hills actually within the city of Santiago) was up to Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy). Before the trees and man-made structures had filled in the landscape, this was the spot on the Camino where a pilgrim would first get a glimpse of the twin towers of the Santiago Cathedral. I had imagined our cresting of the hill and was looking forward to a 'Camino moment' there ... and I did get one ... but not the one I had expected. Instead of being struck by ...
... Because there aren’t any more adventures like this one.” It may just be that if you wish to go on a journey into the unknown, or of self-discovery, it feels better to do it on a marked, famous route in a western European country well-provisioned for pilgrims’ needs.
Or am I being too cynical here? Perhaps even hypocritical?
I think I will now courageously walk from my comfortable hotel room out into the cool night to find a place to eat some ...
... bocadillos (serrano ham) and tuna salad for dinner. Neither hot drink machine at the hotel is working so we are really feeling tea deprived! We read and rested for the rest of the day; tomorrow we leave to catch a morning bus to A Coruna. Val realised, tonight, that she is (at her age and with so many other places still to see) is unlikely to visit Santiago de Compostela again.
Todays walk was a relatively easy one. Beautiful scenery, mostly lush green growth, rolling hills, some steep inclines to ensure the cardio vascular system gets a work out, and LOTS of pilgrims on the track. Mostly, the path is wide, well defined and Way marked so its easy to avoid getting lost although some still manage to take wrong turns. I bumped into Chris (mentioned yesterday) around lunch time and asked him if he had taken a wrong turn today (I had seen ...
... fields of crops, mainly wheat. . After 11am we gradually climbed higher into the mountains. We were told that Lunch would be at Una de Quintana, about 1pm but without a word to our group the bus continued on finally stopping at 1.45pm at a roadside cafeteria/ restaurant. At 5.10pm we arrive at a very modern hotel, NH Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostella. Again we get single beds instead of our preference for double but the reception staff are ...