Day 14 – Arrival in Santiago de Compostela

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Santiago – Muxia – Finisterre – Santiago completed!

32 responses to “Day 14 – Arrival in Santiago de Compostela

  1. YAY! Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations. Must be like groundhog day. Deja vu. I know it is great each time. Many happy returns.

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    • Steve,
      As you can see from the picture I was elated to have made it. Yesterday and today were very hard. I really don’t know how I got through. Must just be that New York thick headedness!
      Arlene

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  3. Congratulations Arlene!

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  4. Steve is so funny.
    Congratulations Arlene. I would love to be there right now! Also No rain in Santiago?
    Now what? Or should I say Where?
    Which Camino next time?
    Hugs
    Lynda

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    • Hi Lynda,
      It rained a bit while on the way this morning, then a little drizzle when I went out to dinner but otherwise a lovely day to complete my Camino.

      As for what is next, I’m not sure. I’m thinking about hiking down the Grand Canyon and then back up in October.

      As for another Camino, we’ll see, Le Puy is in my mind, but maybe the AT or the PCT. I just don’t know yet.
      Arlene

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      • Arlene
        So glad yo have some good weather in Santiago.
        I do not think I could do the descent into the Grand Canyon. I’m afraid of heights and that narrow little trail the donkeys go down would have me wobbly kneed and having heart failure. As for the Pacific Crest Trail – they don’t have the infrastructure like the Camino. I live very close to where it passes by up here in Washington. I’m too old to be carrying a tent and all cooking stuff and really don’t think I want to be camping with the bears and mountain lions.
        I think the Le Puy route sounds wonderful.
        Lynda

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      • Lynda,
        I’m old too! But my son has told me I couldn’t do the AT or the Grand Canyon, which has been kind of a dare to me. So I will try the GC this October if I can get reservations in the Phantom Ranch on the bottom – I know I can’t do down and up in one day. The uphills kill me.
        As far as carrying food and tents on the PCT or the AT or even the AZT (Arizona Trail), I think to go with a partner and have them help carry the stuff is the way to go. I’ve walked several different sections of the AZT (near where I live) as day hikes and I think I would like to do the entire route. I’ve never slept out in the wilderness or anywhere for that matter, but I don’t want to regret not having done things in 20 years or so. I want to make it to the finish line screaming “What a Ride this has been!”
        Arlène

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  5. Arlene – someone should write a song about you – The Camino Girl. Congrats mate! Sounds like it was difficult. Often it’s the way, isn’t it? The ones we least expect. When are you back in the US? And any further thoughts on an alburge? Love from me and Jennifer.

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    • Hey Bill,
      Yeah, I’m a Traveling Gal, can you imagine that a song about me and the Camino. It was a tough one, lots of hills to climb, I had thought it was pretty flat, boy was I mistaken!
      Sure was good to speak with you.
      The Casa would be tax wise better for me in France than Spain. I need to walk the Chemins Le Puy and Arles to see if I could feel comfortable there. I do have family there and can speak a bit of French but I do so love Galicia. This is a hard decision and I guess there is much more research to be done on my part. But the dream is still alive and strong, so I’m sure it will happen.
      Love to you and Jen – safe travels.
      Arlène

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  6. Yes ! you did it ! congratulations for this camino and thanks for relating your travel . very good 😉
    Kisses

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  7. Neusa and David

    Well deserved confirmation

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  8. Celebration time Arlene:)

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  9. Congratulations on another Camino

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  10. woprtunity@aol.com

    Su proud of your journey. I am sure your soul and spirit have been renewed. I see a book in your future, A tale of your adventures? Would love to chat when you return to the US
    Kathy

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  11. Great Photos and Congrats!

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  12. Congratulations, but don’t stop blogging just because that trip has ended.
    – Clare

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    • Clare,
      I probably won’t stop blogging, I can’t help but write my thoughts for all to read. My next trek will hopefully be the Grand Canyon right here in Arizona. I’m hoping to be able to pull this one together for the beginning of August.
      Arlène

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  13. Well done. I’m envious!

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