Our accommodation last night not to be recommended! Paper-thin walls and a snoring grizzly bear next door coupled with said grizzly bear also talking at full volume well before 7am, meant we were away by 7.30am.
The bar that Renee had checked out yesterday for breakfast, that supposedly opened at 7.30 was still in darkness when we arrived. So off we went, probably one of our earliest days, stopping at first available place about 3km down the road.
Renee received an email from Scottish Neil; he is going to be walking out of Santiago to meet us enroute. He caught up with us at the monument – we didn’t stop as both Renee and I have pics here from previous caminos.
Walked into the catedral de Santiago square just before 12pm.
Then off to the pilgrims office to wait inline for just over an hour to collect our Compostela.
After lunch I did a reconnaissance walk around the old town to see whether I could find any of our fellow walkers – there was no-one I recognised. Renee had a massage.
After a chunk of pizza we headed to the cathedral for the pilgrims mass. It was packed to the rafters at least 90 mins before the mass started.
The swinging of the botufumero was stunning. We joined Glenn for a few vinos then off to bed to sleep in on our first non-walking day.
Distance walked: 19.4km
Cumulative distance: 788km – official document list the distance as 775km
Fitbit: 36,938 steps: floors climbed: 138