Sarria, 115 kilometers from Santiago, is a popular spot for starting the Camino because peregrinos can earn their compostela for walking the last hundred kilometers of the Way. We have seen foot traffic increase to four times as much as before; prices for food and lodging have also increased.
We look with interest and compassion at the folks with brand-new backpacks and shoes and remember how, just one month ago, we were neophytes starting our journey. Wow! How far we have come since then!
The sights along the Way are just magical. Judi has a knack for capturing the most interesting scenes.
Tonight we have stopped in Palas de Rei, a small city 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Santiago. The weather has been changeable: from chilly and overcast to sunny, bright, and warm, but with a brisk, refreshing wind. Tomorrow we have a 15.9 mile walk to do for stage 31 (out of 33). We will enter Santiago either the 21st or 22nd of October…and finally we fly home on the 25th.