We went to Mass last night and after Mass the priest gave the pilgrims blessing. It was Mary’s first pilgrims blessing. We then went to have dinner and had pizza, melon and ham and wine and a sparkling water. All good and then Anne and Chizato sought us out and a final wine of the night with them and off home. Tummy wasn’t the best all night and was always on the ready. Didn’t sleep very well. However alarm went off and shortly after we were ready for the off.
Today’s walk started once again in foggy conditions.
Ready for the last days walk
Little Chalepet in top of Monte Gozo
It was a bit longer today before the fog lifted and we were up at the airport for Santiago when on our left hand side planes were taking off and I’ve could feel the ground tremble under the weight and thrust. Save being in the plane I was so near to the runway to feel such power.
Our walk was in some ways different as it was the last walk of the Camino. There were no physical problems. There was no rush as we both felt we could or would make it. We put one foot in front of the other and on we went. Monte de Gozo was once the first sight pilgrims had of Santiago but alas no more.
Building have grown higher and vegetation etc have obscured the sights. Down hill from there and we are in the outskirts of Santiago and then begins the long walk in.
We made it
After we find our way in and into the main square called Praza Obradorio we see the main entrance to the cathedral. Mass is just finishing and people are leaving. All of this side of the cathedral is now under reconstruction.
Remedial works to the faced are under way and the whole face is protected by scaffold and mesh with the picture? of the cathedral on the outside
Mary all fresh after her walk from Sarria
Scaffold and net protection are the order of the day. Photos will probably show those. I suppose for everyone’s sake it must be done. We take a few photos and here cones Hayden and Cath. A few words and more photos and they are off.
Last Camino family meal. Thanks to all for the memories.
We take some of ours and then head back to the hotel only to meet Graine and her Dad talking to Hayden and Cath. More photos and chit chat and they are off and so are we.
We are amazed that Mary luggage deal worked out so well. A single payment of €15 and her bag was dropped at each location that is four more stops over approx 117 km. each time her bag was in our room before we checked in. Fantastic.
We have had lunch now and shortly will be heading for the Compostella office. Toady our roll changes from being pilgrims to being tourists. So sad to say tomorrow will be the last blog day.
We have arrived Santiago. Bodies are relatively okay minds are good Finistere by bus over the next few days. Thanks for all the support.