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Loes & Niko op weg naar Santiago

Samen Naar Santiago de Compostella

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Day 116 (24-08-2015)

Verslag Posted on 24 Aug, 2015 23:50:43

What a drag it is having to wait with nothing to do. I awoke at half past six. I finished the blog and wrote my diary. By that time Loes had awoken too. We dressed and went downtown to get breakfast and coffee. After being to the post office and the tourist office, we went to the cathedral square. We wanted to go to Finestra by bus, but the next bus would depart at one o’clock and it was ten by then. We started walking to the bus station. The square in front of the cathedral was much more quiet. Too early for the tourists I guess. At the bus station we drank coffee and decided not to go to Finestra. Yesterday I ate something wrong and have to go to the toilet all the time. Besides that it is a trip of two hours go and again two hours back by bus, just to be there three hours. We decided to walk back to the Alberge to find the track for tomorrow. Back at the alberge we met Vincent and Sebastian. They have just returned from Finestra. Very nice to see them again. Vincent’s knee is not better in anyway. We talked a while and then went to town for lunch. We ate with Vincent Sebastian went to the housechamber to organize his journey home, he has lost his passport. After eating we also went there and chatted a while with Dick and Anneke. Back at the Alberge we drank some beers together and ate. Tomorrow finally homeward.

Till tomorrow.



Day 115 (23-08-2015)

Verslag Posted on 24 Aug, 2015 00:12:28

Although I went to sleep quite late last night I awoke at six. No problem there are tasks left from yesterday. I wrote the blog and my diary. After finishing that it had become eight o’clock. Loes was still sleeping so I dressed and packed my backpack and then awoke Loes. At nine we left the hotel and went to the Seminario Menor. Now they had room for us and we checked in for two nights. I had to choose between the dormitory or two single rooms. I choose for the single rooms, no more snoring and noisy others. We left the luggage in lockers and went to the center to get something to eat and coffee. First we went to the cathedral. I embraced the statue of St. James and thanked him for his help at my Camino. A worthy end to my pilgrimage. We got our coffee and food afterwards. Then to the special pilgrims mass. Although I am not religious it made an impression on me specially the singing was beautiful and the swinging of the censer was special. After the mass I went back to the alberge, I underdressed myself this morning. I don’t walk anymore so I was freezing in the stiff wind and rain. Loes went to the housechamber to await me. Again she was welcomed by Dick and Anneke the hosts. After changing my clothes I went there too. It was raining cats and dogs. Poor Alvero who is now walking towards Finestra. We ate and then roamed a little bit through the city. I took a picture of Loes at the Coquille. We had a photo printed to thank all the people who supported us all the time.

Tomorrow maybe to Finestra by bus if the weather will allow it.

Till tomorrow.