Yeah! First off, Sara and Glenn made it to Santiago with a shorter 12 mile journey today. Fairly flat and a few sprinkles. Noticeably cooler temps. They did wonder at the planes flying overhead at one point as they walked in the hills and came across a busy airport that had tour buses pulling in. The trail and town are packed with people…walking, on horseback, and bikes. Many big groups.
This cathedral is the climax to this pilgrimage for many people. It started back centuries ago when the bones of the disciple, Saint James, were brought and house here. After Sara and Glenn go to the Pilgrim’s office early tomorrow morning to receive their ‘compostela’ or certificate of completing the camino, they hope to attend the English service at 10:00 am. Currently, between 1,700- 2,000 pilgrims arrive each day.
So proud of you both! They were glad that their albergue for the next two nights is off the beaten path and is very quiet. Rest well tonight. Tomorrow is a busy day.
These next photos showed up after this blog post was written. They show a bit more of Santiago.