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.
At the first cafe, Marita and I caught up with those who preceeded us at the hotel.
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.
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.
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.
The Cathedral is still being restored, but everyone’s arrival was with jubiliation and thanks for having been able to walk the Camino Portuguese.