Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 27 -28

Day 28- June 24, 2009 , 42,6,km (7h58min), Arzúr to Santiago de Compostella.

I have arrived to my final destination, one day ahead of schedule. It was only fitting the I decided to end up with the marathon distance. The first 750+ km was my training for the final test on my way to see Saint James. Upon arriving at 13h53, I visited the amazing cathedral and the crypt of Saint James. I then collected my Compostalla certificate at the pilgrim office. Tomorrow, I will have a chance to attend the mass at noon. It was a day full of emotions. I just loved the whole experience and to a certain degree, I did not won't it to end. But I can't wait to see my family and share my experiences. The journey was one of self discovery. In all honesty, I don't think it could have gone any better.

Day 27 - June 23, 2009, 15km - Mélide to Arzúr

When I have the time, I will fill in the gaps, add photos, tips of the day, etc....

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 20 - 26

Day 26 - June 22, 2009 - 32,6km - Gonzar to Mélide
Up before the crack of dawn, I was out at 5:45 am with my flashlight guiding me in the wooded trail that lead out of Gonzar. We are at 500m in altitude. As I get to the main road, I am greated by the most spectacular sunrise yet. The valley below has an immense cloud that from above is puffy, but from below is perceived as fog. A few peaks are able to rise over the clouds, one of them has a telecommunication anthena.

Day 25 - June 21, 2009 - 30 km - Sarria to Gonzar

Day 24 - June 20, 2009 - 21,6 km - Tricastela to Sarria

Day 23 - June 19, 2009 - 30,9 km - Ruitlan to Tricastela

Day 22 - June 18, 2009 - 26,5 km - Cacabelos to Ruitlan

Day 21 - June 17,2009- 31 km - Riego de Ambros to Cacabelos

Day 20 - June 16, 2009 - 34 km - Santa Catalina de Somoza to Riego de Ambros