May 29, 2014 Padron to Santiago

Can’t believe it’s over. The last 24.9 km (15.6 mi) took me to the goal, walking through beautiful countryside with a little drizzle nearly the whole time. I have Rainer to thank for getting us early to Santiago. He had a strong pace and left little time for breaks. On arrival, we almost immediately ran into several peregrinos we lost contact with earlier–a real reunion that continued for hours as others popped up.

First line of business was getting a room, then came the one-hour wait for the Compostela (certificate), followed by several beers and meeting Phillip (from Germany) who then joined us for dinner celebration. The pics speak for themselves:






  1. Marjie — 05-30-2014 at 12:36 pm

    Big congratulations! What an achievement. We will miss reading about your daily journeys.

    Marjie and Mark

  2. John and Ruta — 05-31-2014 at 8:04 am

    Very sincere congratulations on the completion of your journey of discovery! You did it again!! Did time stand still for awhile?
    Huge hugs and love,
    John and Ruta

    • kurt — 05-31-2014 at 10:38 pm

      Time slowed down! The bus trip back to Lisbon was marvelous as we went by some of the same albuerge where I stayed. of course that was just when the bus got off the autopista and made a stop in one of the bigger cities. XOXO

  3. Chris & Douglas — 05-31-2014 at 6:23 pm

    Congratulations! Amazing journey – thanks for sharing the photos.