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... last breakfast together...Kate and Nigel still have two days of walking ahead of them as they continue their journey to Muxia, and Sharon was planning to take the bus to Muxia. After breakfast I packed my suitcase, dismantled my trusty walking poles who have been my constant companion, those and my shoes were probably the most reliable of all for this journey. When I was organised I walked to the cliffs under the lighthouse. Kate and ...
The Eurodam made port at Vigo, Spain. We took a ship excursion north to Santiago de Compostella. The Cathedral of St James in Santiago de Compostela is the third most important site in Catholicism after Jerusalem and St. Peter's . The body of the apostle James is interred here. Pilgrims start their walking trek here from as far away as 750 km as they have for centuries. The pilgrims would then sleep in the church as there didn't used to ...
... in a lifetime opportunity, with you. Till the next one...... ;) Hasta luega! Post script that is written by William Ward and offered by John Brierley in his guide to the Camino, as a way of thinking about what the journey entails, feels appropriate to leave you with it, as risks however large or small might be considered in this light: To laugh is to risk appearing a fool To weep is to risk being called sentimental To reach out to another is to risk involvement To ...
... it is funny to watch. The down the street for beer and coffee with the walkers who had also stopped there. Everyone was happy and excited because we are so close now. Chatted over dinner to various people we had passed or met in a coffee stop and back fora final sleep on the Camino trail. We are all feeling a bit sad too that it is about to end. Time has passed quickly and we have seen so much in 18 days. Less than 20 km tomorrow, and we'll be ...
... and getting to the finishline now within sight. Craig kept us going though neither of us were feeling overly elated at being so close...even at the point where we could see the spires of the Cathedral all I wanted to do was lie down and cry! Completely exhausted we entered the 'old town' and made our final descent.
The piper played and finally we went down the last set of steps and through the archway...finally, we had arrived! What a majestic ...
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