Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Weather is overcast but no rain today.  We're still hoping for sunshine tomorrow.  Today we only walked 3.38 miles in just under two hours, yes we walked slowly and had one good steep climb coming up out of Lavacolla where the Santiago Airport is located.  We are spending our last night in San Marcos, about four miles outside the city of Santiago.  We're getting our muddy clothes washed and will start tomorrow clean as a whistle for our walk into the cathedral.  We've also discovered a great little tapas bar where we had lunch and plan to return for a light dinner early in the evening.

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Before coming to the hotel we walked to Monte dei Gozo to visit the small chapel of Capilla San Marcos that sits on the bluff overlooking the city.  And the huge moumument that celebrates the visits of Pope John Paul II and St. Francis, as well as the thousands of pilgrims that walk from all corners of Europe.  It can be seen for miles.  There is also a seminary that is now a 400 bed albergue to help accommodate the huge number of pilgrims that descend on Santiago each year at this location.. 

Thanks again to the many people who read these journals and walked in spirit with me over this very special journey for me.  I've so enjoyed the comments that many of you have taken the time to write.  They've given me both spiritual and physical strength to get up each morning and walk.  Buen camino


1 comment:

Leslie in Oregon said...

It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to read your daily posts during your pilgrimage, Martha. I look forward to reading your reflections on the journey after you have reached your destination. With great admiration, Leslie