Sorry that this blog comes later than the rest. We hit Ribadiso, a lovely little Albergue by a running stream in one of the most picturesque settings we've come across so far on this pilgrimage. The inn is itself an award winning design, with rounded walls and large interior that houses up to 100 pilgrims. We chose to stay there after 27-28km walk, and we were ready to stop. It was the last night at a lovely, rural setting before we came to the close of the pilgrimage in the hustle and bustle of Santiago, and a group of us took the opportunity to rest our weary bones, dip our hot feet in cold water, and enjoy the quiet, natural, rustic beauty.
Yesterday´s pilgrimage was up and down, but we are slowly entering the count down to Santiago. Everyone is becoming nostalgic, suddenly seeing it all coming to an end. Tonight we will go to a city outside of Santiago, in which there will be a lot of reminiscing, I´m sure.
The day is sunny! Just had my caffe con leche, banana, toast, and all the blisters are bandaged. Can´t wait to go back to just walking in sandals!
Pilgrim blessing and peace, Brett