May 22, 2016 Sunday 6.2 miles Left at 9:30 am arrived at the Cathedral at 3:00 (after one hour lunch)
I decided before the day began that I was going to “go with the flow.” I had some preconceived expectations of what I wanted to do and I let go of all of that just to experience the day as it happened.
We started our day with a pilgrim breakfast in our lovely pension by Martha.
Before we got to the suburbs of Santiago we walked through some rural areas and saw a young boy driving a tractor with his mother behind him shouting directions.
We have heard that the line to get your certificate of completion, so to speak can be two hours long so we stop for lunch before going to the Cathedral. Several days ago a pilgrim told us we MUST go to this particular restaurant in Plaza Cervantes, and there it was, right in front of us. It was indeed a good lunch – now off we go to the Cathedral.
It took us quite awhile to actually find “where” to get our Compostelas but once we did, the wait was about one hour for us. We had to show our Pilgrim Passports to prove where we started and how long it took.
And then . . . It is official – I walked the 500 miles (with a few exceptions) across northern Spain!
This has been such a dramatic journey and it is too soon to process it all; that will come later. There are so many photos and stories I have not shared, but this may be my last blog until I get home. I still, as I write this, have not been inside the Cathedral. There is more to experience.