Our entire crowd at the albergue this morning was overflowing with eagerness to get onto the road, Bob and I being no different. We covered our last 19 km (11.9 mi) with all stops pulled out. Out the door in the dark to a cafeteria for breakfast and one short coffee break on the way had us arriving in Santiago at noon.
The pilgrims’ office was at a new location for me: down past the Parador and to the first right. An hour’s wait produced two lovely Compostelas that I will treasure. The lady at the counter couldn’t believe where I started until I showed her four credentials. The official distance actually walked was: 2936.6 km that equals 1835.4 mi!
The pics show everything important at the moment: my walking buddy Bob who spent nearly four weeks with me (almost as much as Eddie at the front end of the pilgrimage); the electronic board that indicated the next of 14 windows ready to serve you at the pilgrims’ office; my Compostela; and the view of the Santiago Cathedral from our room at the Roots and Boots Albergue (for only 18€)! What a trip this has been–just now am I beginning to absorb it.