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Woman at the front desk was extremely helpful, the breakfast was great, and the location was perfect. And cheap to boot.
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... Botafume iro Originally this was to disguise the odour of the pilgrims. We had had a shower before we came. The cathedral was absolutely packed full - 100s of people. It was quite overwhelming to think that the majority of the people present had just competed the Camino - one lady near us had bandaged feet - she explained that she had been given the challenge to walk it in high heels. Her feet looked an absolute mess - she had blisters covering ...
... the queue. As I moved slowly along in the line I tried to gather my thoughts. I had SO MUCH to tell him this time! Now, not that my first communication of thanking him for getting me there without the need for a hospital stay wasn't true, and something to be very grateful for.... and appropriate given me and the situation.... however.... Where would I start this time?
After a while, I decided to start with a simple "thanks ...
... sang the hymns, such a beautiful voice, and near the end of the service they lit up the botafumeiro! It took seven men to pull the rope which activated the pulley which activated the botafumeiro. Absolutely spectacular and the best way to finish this leg of my journey! I felt so blessed by this experience as it swung past me through the aisle; the memory still evokes tears.
The service finished at around 1pm and we went outside with the smell of the ...
... Spain . Anyway his body was bought back to north west Spain and the "discovery" of his remains after 8 centuries gave birth to the pilgrimage to Santiago which has lasted for centuries. Started chatting with a Canadian guy who has done the pilgrimage 8 times and now actually does volunteer work in the pilgrim office. He was saying summer is chaos with back packs ...
... our bags for the day. We still had groceries left over and packed them into our bags for dinner this evening. Today's trail took us up/down hills, through woods and village streets. We only planned on walking 23 kilometers so we stopped in a town for an hour and waited for the grocery store to open. We needed 2 more items for our spaghetti dinner as we had leftover sauce from last nights dinner that we didn't want to go to waste. ...