Sunday, 3 June 2012

Lavacolla to Santiago - Tuesday May 15th


It was slow walking today on a mix of track and side roads. We stopped at San Marcos for coffee and for Valerie to change her liner socks which were slipping. Then on to Monte de Gozo where we found the chapel sello before taking the route down the hill. Valerie's sock was playing up again so a stop to pull it up and adjust boots before we arrived in the suburb of San Lazaro. Another drinks stop (fresh orange) and Tarta Santiago - expensive but appreciated. Then we went on into Santiago itself stopping to go into the churches of Santa Maria del Camino and San Benito del Campo, where sellos for both churches were available - the last before the Cathedral stamp. Then we went down the steps to Plaza de Obradoiro and the west door of the Cathedral, with all its steps.

There was no queue at the Pilgrims' Office so we received our Compostelas, and the Cathedral sello in our credenciales, very quickly. We have finally walked the Primitivo together.

The stream at Lavacolla

The chapel of San Marcos at Monte de Gozo

Santiago from Monte de Gozo

The first view of the spires of the Cathedral down a street in Santiago

Santa Maria del Camino in Santiago, just before the Cathedral itself

West front of the Cathedral from the Plaza de Obradoiro

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