One of the pilgrims said that walking the Camino is like having a job: you get up each morning and your task is to walk, walk, walk. Judi and I agreed. Tomorrow we start a new phase, a kind of retirement from our Camino job.
Our last walk, the walk into Santiago, was ten miles through forests, small villages, and suburbs, and finally into the city of Santiago.
Galicia has strong Celtic ties, so we were not surprised to find a bagpiper or two greeting the pilgrims as they entered Santiago.
And, finally, the Praza Obradoiro Cathedral itself, the legendary resting place of the Apostle James and the end point of the Camino.
Tomorrow we will attend the noon mass, but for today just a visit to the Pilgrims’ Office to receive our certificate of completion, our Compostela, which verifies that we walked 799 kilometers from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago.
We did it!!