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... it to Santiago de Compostela at around 1 pm today. Although my friends and I tend to spread out throughout the day as we walk, we all stopped to gather at the top of the hill at Monte del Gozo. Together we descended into the city of Santiago de Compostela and then on to the cathedral to receive our Compostela with relief and joy. To have the journey marked in such a way was quite exciting. Tomorrow we will all attend a Catholic mass ...
... feel the power and history all around. The line to touch the statue of St James was like a ride at Disneyland. We opted to sneak down into the crypt to view the sarcophagus of his remains. We lit a candle and knelt in prayer and had a more intimate experience. After some brief souvenir browsing, we walked with our packs to the bus station...to my surprise…to meet ...
... I was sitting in the cathedral when a group from Germany (I'm guessing) stood from where they were all sitting and began to beautifully sing a hymn together. It was so beautiful. I wished they could continue! I felt very blessed to be able to witness the celebration of that moment.
So back to today...after mass we went out on the square and there was a youth band about to perform, so we went to a cafe on the square and had a coffee and just enjoyed being where ...
... or a " buen Camino". Kinda cool. Really interesting small towns that words can't describe. We're loving it! Definitely a challenge for Patti and I and its amazing that the rest of the Powtown Peddling Pilgrims have cycled 800 Kim's already. On to Santiago ...
... to the Camino grapevine, he was from London, where he sold magazines on street corners to raise enough money to get to Spain to walk the Camino. On the way to Santiago he had befriended a woman with two dogs and a 20kg backpack. He had reached Santiago and was now returning along the route to find this woman and help her with her backpack. Turns out this was the 'couple' with the two ...