Day 9 last day only 33 Km Arzua to Santiago


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May 18th 2017
Published: May 18th 2017
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Bob and Den arrive SantiagoBob and Den arrive SantiagoBob and Den arrive Santiago

We made it 850 Km of amazing cycling
It's the last day, we could have finished it last night but with 33 Km remaining it started to rain and we looked around to see an auberge, lovely old building set back from the road and that was that! Over supper we met Karen a kiwi currently living in Sydney and 2 Germans from Frankfurt and from Munich, good company and interesting conversation. This morning it was still rainy so we set off in waterproofs. Along the road with about 20 Km to go we joined the trail, it was very full with pilgrims so we got back on the road again until 12 Km near to Santiago airport where we picked up the trail again and meandered into Santiago. On arrival we headed for the Sella (stamp) to validate our journey; picked up a certificate and mileage certificate, it meant queuing for about 90 mins, but worth it!


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Santiago Cathedral Santiago Cathedral
Santiago Cathedral

The view from our restaurant in Santiago, what a feast.
Santiago Cathedral BotafumeiroSantiago Cathedral Botafumeiro
Santiago Cathedral Botafumeiro

At the top of the swing, the Botafumeiro reaches heights of 21 meters. It swings in a 65-meter arc. Reputed to counteract the odours of hundreds of pilgrims.


Tot: 2.316s; Tpl: 0.103s; cc: 9; qc: 45; dbt: 0.0509s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb