Villa de Gijon
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... s" which were obviously salads. John and Aaron ordered a meat dish similar to what they did the other night as they recognised the same wording, haha. Our meals come out, and Jenny had to swap with me as hers came with Tuna and olives and she didn't eat either of those things, so that was a bonus for me. We finish up lunch and get back on the road and stop off at one more viewpoint before heading towards Santiago de Compostela. The viewpoint is called "Playa de Catedras". ...
... at the Guggenheim museum which takes an hour or so to get to. We navigate our way there pretty easy and find public parking easily also. We walk up to the museum and notice the massive dog monument that sits out the front of it. But it's actually some sort of a flowers irrigation system in the shape of a dog. Hard to explain, but the photo explains it all. We head in around 12noon, pay the 10 euro each and get little walkie talkie sticks that explain ...
... outside of the old town. On the top of the hill at then end of the town is the 13th C. Church of Santa Maria. We parked at a parkade beside the port and walked over the 18th C. Puente Neuva (bridge) walking up the hill to the old town. Then it was down the stone steps and through a narrow stone archway to a busy street filled with restaurants and cafes, and teeming with people. Being in a seafaring town, Jack ordered a hamburger. I had ...
... But it was also necessary as from now on I get chucked out of my albergues at 8am so no more lie ins for me! Walked uphill and then when I got to the top somehow I had to go up again...and again. I have now discovered that the next four days walking are all up. Splendid! But enjoyed a sandwich my hotel landlady had made for me. Quite a straightforward walk, past some genuine pilgrim graffiti- you could tell this as entirely missing the usual sexual ...
... to wrap him as he was taken down from the cross.
There was also a bag and a sandal described as belonging to St. Peter.
And a gilded box with inlaid coral containing relics belonging to the Virgin Mary.
As we walked through some of the chapels lining the main sanctuary, I noticed a statue above a doorway that I have never seen before in a church.
It showed ...