What a wonderful day.
We slept in until nearly 9:00, took our time getting ready. No need to pack up our packs and load them onto our backs. No need for wool socks or boots. I had a new, clean shirt to wear that I had bought yesterday and so did Mom and Karis. We smelled good and looked a little b
Today was the day!
Just like every other morning we awoke in our albergue and packed our sleeping bags and liners. We sorted through our clothes, smelling them all to find the least stinky ones to wear for the day.
The only noticeable difference for Karis and I up until this point, was putting on o
As I type this, I am laying in a top bunk of an albergue overlooking Santiago. We can see it. It’s right there. After all this time. Tomorrow, we will earn our Compestella. We estimate that we are approximately 5km from the cathedral. We need to be out of our albergue by 8:00, and will head
There are pros and cons to staying in private and municipal albergues. The municipals are strict with their quiet times, while the private are not. The municipals generally (not always) will have many people in one large room, while the Privates have smaller rooms with fewer people.
Last night we
As we walked today, the blog entered my mind a few times. What will I write about? Nothing really exciting is happening today.
Looking back, nothing ‘exciting’ is still enjoyable. We had some quiet moments today. We walked 29km which marked today as a tie as one of our longest walking
We were concerned that it would be quite rainy today. Not so. The weather was perfect. Nice and cool in the morning, that pretty well continued most of the day. A few sunny patches, and a bit of rain. Really, perfect walking weather. If we could have this the last few days, we will be thrilled!
Throughout the night last night, the wind howled. We needed to be at the bus stop by 6:45 and hurried in the dark albergue room to collect our things, and head out into the wind. It was cool, and we weren’t dressed great yet. It was supposed to be quiet time until 6:30 in the albergue, but
Today was great! We walked for around 18 km because we bussed to Sarria this morning. We passed the 100 km to Santiago milestone today as well!
Another good day! Hard to believe we only have just over a week left. We decided that we would bus today to Triacastela, and then walk to 5km (ish) before Sarria. To qualify for your Compestella, you must walk the last 100km into Santiago and Sarria is about 110-115km ahead.
When we arrived at the
Today was a great day. No rain, not super hot. It was actually quite chilly for the first 5km this morning and we wore our jackets. After that, warm, but enjoyable.
This morning before we started, I used a pin to pop another blister. It stung pretty good under the compeed, but took so much of the