We have read about it, we have talked about it, and we have even dreamed about it. Yes we are on the doorstep of Santiago de Compostela, this morning we had less than 14k to walk. Yesterday was wet, we were soggy by the time we arrived at our hotel, and we were hoping for at least a semi-dry day today as we walk. That was not to be. As we left this morning, if was foggy, misty hung in the air, and we had walked less than an hour when the rain started to pour down on us. We walked the final 10k in heavy rain. Arriving in the Praza do Obradoiro to the front door of the Cathedral about 1 pm local time, soaked to the bone. Our Gortex waterproof boots were even soggy. We took the picture below and moved onto our hotel to dry out, and find some lunch.
All is not lost, tomorrow and we sleep in and have a relaxing breakfast, we will register our trip with the Peregrino office and visit the Cathedral, and hopefully we will see and be able to visit with others we have met on the camino in better weather.
- The journey (wayfarerways.wordpress.com)
- Final day in Santiago – Santiago de Compostela, Spain (travelpod.com)