Martes 13th Octubre. Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Galicia, España.
The man at the Oficina del Peregrino had a good manner about him. I was asked to complete the personal details form, which included declaring whether I had completed the journey for religious/spiritual or “tourist”/cultural reasons, and as covered in previous posts (and the ensuing comprehensive FB discussion), I chose the latter. Kindly, I thought, he explained that that meant I would not be awarded a Compostela. I responded that that was vale, and so after a total of no more than 5 minutes at the office I was done. Happy.
Today has been a day of slightly sore ankles (and continuing strong legs), some ongoing emotion, and general exploration.
It would seem that they swung the botafumeiro again this morning. J had gone to the hairdresser (I had gone to the laundromat – domestic chores are never that far away), and I tracked her down at the peluqueria (with Melie!) and then went exploring. First stop was another squizz at the nearby cathedral.
As I entered (just after 1 pm and therefore as the midday crowds were dispersing) I could smell the incense. Lovely. I got this quite nice shot of the mostly still burner with its residual incense hanging in the air.
A quiet dinner tonight, and another big sleep.
So for now, it’s Adios, Amigos.
ps – I’ve been pressed back into service for one more post …