Day Twelve – Padron to Santiago de Compostela

We all set out walking within minutes of each other.  Shele, Sue and Kassidy were the first to leave.  Pam, Paul, Susan, Amanda and Gale followed them.  Marita and I were next followed by Christina, Leonard, Kathy and Marcy.  Kyle and Karly were the last to leave the hotel.

The hike was beautiful, there was a cloudy sky so heat was not an issue.  We walked through lovely Galician countryside and through small villages along the way.

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At the first cafe, Marita and I caught up with those who preceeded us at the hotel.

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We headed back out after our cafe con leche and continued our journey to Santiago de Compostella.

Marita and I walked into the square with Pam, Paul, Susan, Gale and Amanda.

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We then went to the cafe to order a bottle of Cava and wait for the others to come in.  We saw Shele and Kassidy who were looking for Kyle and Karly, and shared a glass of bubbly with them.

Aletta, our Camino friend from Holland, joined us to celebrate.

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Sue walked in from some strange direction, she had asked for directions to the cathedral and ended up walking in on some other street.

Finally the last of our group arrived – Kathy, Marcy and Christina and Leonard.  Christina had sprained her ankle a day before but was determined to walk into Santiago.

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The Cathedral is still being restored, but everyone’s arrival was with jubiliation and thanks for having been able to walk the Camino Portuguese.

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19 responses to “Day Twelve – Padron to Santiago de Compostela

  1. Congratulations Arlene on a very successful tour!

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    • Bill,
      My thank you is a bit late, but I suppose better late than never. It turned out to be great, I loved leading the tour and absolutely will be leading more in the future!
      Arlène

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  2. Congratulations to you all.

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  3. Congratulations and well done to all. Have fun in Santiago.

    John

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    • John,
      Thank you for your congrats. Ah, you know Santiago has some great eateries as well as bars for cerveza or vino tinto/blanco! And we surely did enjoy 🙂
      Arlène

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  4. ingridfolkers

    Congratulations

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    • Thanks Ingrid,
      It was a great time for all. Unfortunately Tracy had to cancel my reservation for the Little Fox House – oh well, maybe next time.
      Arlène

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  5. Judee Bradshaw

    Congrats to you all!! Have a safe trip home.

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    • Hey Jude,
      Thanks and as you already know the trip home was long and then longer still! But I’m back in Tucson now, plotting and planning for the next tour.
      Arlène

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  6. Congratulations to all.Looks like a fun group of people.

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  7. Congratulations Arlene!!!!

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  8. Congratulations on the first of many tours Arlene! Looks like all had fun and the sun stayed with you- no rain!
    Lynda

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    • Lynda,
      I simply told the Universe it would have the sun shining for each day of the tour – hey, I think I tapped into Bill’s secret regarding the weather 🙂 The weather angel was watching over us all the way, every day!
      Arlène

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  9. Sorry about my late reply; I’ve been away in countryside with no internet connection! I know, in the 21st century, what were they thinking??!!
    Anyway, so impressed how fit you all look at the end of that wonderful walk. You rock, girl!!

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  10. Congratulations to all! I walked this route in 2014 with good friend Yvonne.

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