Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Santiago de Compostella - Day 39

We set off this morning at about 9:00 a.m. and made the slowest journey of 8 km of the whole trip. Part of it was that Ian had caught up with us and was suffering from tendonitis so could only walk slowly. The other reason was that we stopped twice for a beer. Normally we walk at least 8 or 10 km before we stop for even one break, I can't help but think that we really were not anxious to get to Santiago and have the trip end. Yes, there is no doubt that at least 2 of the 3 of us are really to be glad to end the walking, but ending the trip means getting back to normal routines and for at least Barb and Ian, back to the reality of the day to day grind in just a week's time. Once we cross the finish line it is back to reality.

We are still up in the air about the next week. Barb may do some more walking, Ian may or may not come to Fisterre so we will see.

As I said to Barb, I am just about out of words just now, so I will just upload some pictures and provide a bit of commentary and save insights until I have collected my thoughts.

Ian left his Albergue at 6:00 a.m. In order to catch up with Barb and I. This was taken as we set out from the hotel.

The weather has been glorious!

Our first glimpse at Santiago.

Barb administering first aid to Ian.


Our first beer break. Ok, not beer, beer and lemonade.

2.5 km to go!

The entrance to the plaza and the Cathedral.

We are standing in front of the Cathedral just as we arrived.

This is my credential with a stamp at each place we stayed and the final one, for Santiago.

My certificate, called a Compostela.



  1. Congratulations, Peggy and friends, on a journey well done ....

  2. Thank you Fram! It was great that you could join us every once in a while.