Santiago!July 10, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C
Monday was our last day before arriving in Santiago. It was also the day our Camino del Norte merged with the Camino Frances. We stopped at a bar just before that point for one last quiet break. Good thing we did, because every bar after that was jammed with people. The camino looked like a parade, lots of school groups and teens. And we stopped short of the town where most people stop for the day, so we enjoyed a quiet night.
Tuesday was one of the nicest days we’ve had — sunny and 70 degrees. What a difference from last year, when we walked into Santiago in a pouring rain!
The entry point to Santiago is Monte de Gozo, a park with a huge Albergue and sculptures. One sculpture depicts two pilgrims overlooking the city. I was too tired to find this statue when I walked 4 years ago, and last year in the rain we didn’t feel like looking for it, so this year we made the effort (photo below).
We arrived in the square about 2:30, feeling great!Read more