Day 43 We are here in Santiago - Jeff walked 28kms and I walked 2kms separately (from the bus station) into the Plaza de Catedral - I knew no one! So a little anti climax - but I lay down against my pack and crowd watched until Jeff arrived - then an hour and half queuing to get his certificate and now we are in our little quaint apartment, share kitchen, bathroom - close to the centre so we are happy.
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Day 42 Jeff did 35kms and I one taxi and two buses - tomorrow we will be in Santiago! Fresh pineapple juice (and trimmings) as a reward. We have treated ourselves to a private room and by mistake have ended up in a flash place! Had a great evening with Mercedes (Spanish) & Rosella (Italian) - all of us speaking a mix of English and Spanish. Btw I have walked 300kms in total over 42 days :)
Day 41 Gentle 5 km walk this morning then omelette and taxi - worth mentioning the Celtic look, stone houses and barns (cows inside) and damp green rolling fields with stone walls - dense areas of various trees make it a pretty landscape. Very similar to parts of England and Wales, with names like Mercadoiro, Leboreiro, Sancibrao there is a big Celtic impact here - maybe the Galicia area was too poor/hard to get to for the Romans to overrun the Gauls so many of ...
Day 40 Woke up feeling calm, don't have to walk anywhere today - read my book - got up late and got taxi to Pontemarin to meet Jeff for brunch. There's a street market on today and all the locals are out, guys standing in groups, hands in pockets tackety tacking away - no one much buying anything? Got another taxi to Gonzar so I could walk the last 3kms with Jeff, but that was a mistake - it must be afternoons that stuff me and I dragged my feet. But interest...
Day 39 So from now on 10-15kms/day so I can walk the last 100kms - that's all you need to get your certificate so I'm lining up for mine too. Where have all these peregrinos come from? - numbers have multiplied by 10 - marching past me, no 'hola' - heaps of extra people have started from the 100km mark - the nature of the Camino has changed overnight! God this is hard - 12kms to walk with good protein breakfast under my belt, no pack and several rest stops - ...