sunday October 21 through Tuesday October 23. Today Tuesday we are in Santiago after staying Sunday in Caldas de Reis and Monday after staying a bit north of padron to cut the distance today to Santiago. So much to say about those days, including a flagging of enthusiasm, but today’s walk and arrival into Santiago was unexpectedly exhilarating. Why when we are here for the second time? Maybe because of what we have achieved? Maybe because the sun is shining? Maybe because the scaffolding is gone from the main facade of the cathedral? I think it is because we feel we have walked “home.” We are on familiar ground for the first time in more than a month. Thank you all for following along. You are always in my thoughts.
tomorrow Wednesday we will revisit Santiago, connect with our kiwi friends, attend an English mass and figure out how to make our way back to Lisbon for our October 30 flight.