Each night, I have been meditating on the Psalms of Ascent. I found them to be very fitting for this journey. I may not be making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but this definitely counts as a spiritual pilgrimage. Now today, I will meditate on the last Pslam...hard to believe. Tomorrow morning I will be walking into Santiago, going to the pilgrims' office, and getting my compostela. Thirty-four days of walking will be over...I am not sure how I feel about that. It's exciting to think that I have reached my goal, but I don't know that I like that this journey is over (oxymoron...I know).
It was a rainy day....more like a down pour! It didn't even rain like this in France. My boots were filled with water...I literally squeezed water out of my socks when I took off my boots. I saw water bubbles as I was walking
The second breakfast (and a change of socks) made me feel a little better.
The last few kilometers were better...no rain and a little bit of sunshine.
Got a stamp at the last church before Santiago...Sainta Lucia in San Pero.
The last 8 kilometers was really busy...there was a huge group of Germans that took up the whole road and created traffic jams on occasion. Since the albergue didn't open until 1, we decided to stop for coffee--this gave the big group of folks a chance to go ahead of us.
At this point there were only 4 more kilometers to walk until the albergue. The last stop before Santiago.
The last albergue before Santiago. It holds 500 people. Only 4 more kilometers to go!
This is what all pilgrims look like after a long day if walking...
After talking to Mother and eating dinner, I was told about this wonderful view of Santiago with some statues.