Over the final two days, we walked 45.7 kilometers (28.3 miles) to arrive in Santiago on August 2nd. A short distance into the city, we happened upon two couples that we knew. It was fitting to see them before heading to the cathedral, the official end of our trip. While in Santiago, we attended the noon mass and, later, entered the tomb of St. James. Exploring the crowded city streets, we slipped into a small restaurant for raciones (portions) - pulpo, clams, mussels and peppers. Delicious! Over the next forty-eight hours, we had dinner with Camino friends and obtained our pilgrim credential.
|Outside - Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela|
|Inside - Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela|
|Where the World Ends - Cape Finisterre|
Overwhelmed by the countess, peculiar stories that were told in Bosch's work, I started wondering what I had missed along the Camino. I will undoubtedly return.
I'll be reflecting on this trip for quite some time. I know that, in a short while, I will feel the pull of simplicity. Christina and I are currently in talks about our next adventure.