Some of you have asked to see a video of the Botafumeiro swinging...Marc took a 44 second video and it is now available for viewing on the right hand side of the blog under Videos on St. James Way - Botafumeiro...hope you enjoy!
This morning I found it hard to get the motor going...a lot on my mind and 89 kms left to go seemed like a long way to go. I had to remind myself that my personal goal had always been Finisterre as opposed to Santiago de Compostela so I started to walk...
On Saturday evening we had a great last meal with Paulo just outside the train station...in a super classy move Paulo quietly slipped into the bar and paid the bill in full. That was unexpected but surely appreciated. After our meal we walked with Paulo to the train station...gave him some guy hugs...you know a handshake and an arm on the shoulder and wished him safe travels. We were so very lucky to have met Paulo and walked with him.
On Sunday we had a real easy lazy day...some postcards, a bit of looking in stores and a nice walk out to where the university campus is...Cyrille was our Santiago de Compostela guide for the day.
In our travels we met a few pilgrims that we had crossed paths with on the Way.
We had first met Daniel the first night in Roncesvalles where Marc and I had supper with Daniel, Paulo and Chico...all from Brazil. Daniel had us sign a t-shirt with our names and country.
A few pictures from our day of rest...
|Amazing column at Santiago cathedral...note handprint of millions of pilgrims over the years carved in column. Could not place our hands due to construction|
Pictures today were somewhat limited due to rain...
|Beautiful medieval bridge at Ponte Maceira|
We are in the Albergue Acera in Negreira...nice clean Albergue however have been spoiled over the past weeks!
On to Olveiroa tomorrow or 33 kms and then Finisterre another 37 kms...guess that meant we really had 92 kms from Santiago!