In Santiago, could say at last but as predicted a day early, fly home tomorrow Tuesday 24 days walking-488.5 kms, 293 miles.

8 Oct

The walk in was quite pleasant as we were staying in Arca a little bit nearer than previous Caminos. So the start was at 5.30 (still far too early)-but once you start getting up early it is hard to stay in bed- the plan was to meet at 10.30 in the Cathedral square. Judy and Bob had left even earlier but I kinda waited until George was ready to go. He does not walk well in the dark , wants to keep with bob as they get on so well, and he has walked all this way 10 times already so he has the knowledge too. He had a fall on the way though, I was a little behind him and when I caught up he was desperate for a coffee, we got one at 8.15ish over 2hrs after starting but after that it was easy to keep going to the Cathedral, I did stop at the Cafe at the Porte de Santiago-the route in as it is now a tradition (3 times). I also got very emotional and am still a bit shaky. This Camino started in Madrid on Mum´s birthday (the first since she died) and I thought of many things in the short walk down to the square, As you do. It has been a hard route, but very rewarding.
It rains today.
I wait now to go home.
I will update the route and photos with a link later on.

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2 Responses to “In Santiago, could say at last but as predicted a day early, fly home tomorrow Tuesday 24 days walking-488.5 kms, 293 miles.”

  1. Margaret Murphy October 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Well done Una. You are amazing! We hope to get to Leon next time out, if I can cure my problem with the blisters cos it is the only thing that causes any problem really. Can’t wait to get back, it will be in May hopefully. You are an inspiration.

    • una October 21, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

      Margaret
      I wore the thick smart wool socks this time, even on the hot days, I do think they prevent the blisters. I left my shoes behind as they were destroyed by sand and grit, so have to go looking for a new pair soon.

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