Well, dinner was not exactly “at” the cathedral, but within view. Also, we were treated to a 20 minute carillon (I think that’s the term) some of which I tried to record (with less than stellar quality.) Later I was told that the bells were part of the evening’s organ concert. The same organ that I heard being “tuned” this morning when I toured the Cathedral. Did I mention the beautiful, full moonrise tonight over the cathedral too?
Ate dinner at an outdoor cafe tonight within sight of the Catedral de Sta. Maria in León. Beautiful full moon too!
I can’t remember exactly where I saw this, somewhere in Galicia, but I thought then that it would be a fitting end piece for my Camino blog. I’m home now, already immersed in my life & family matters, thanks be to God! I will be organizing more photos of the Camino & providing additional explanations as needed. Hope you enjoyed what was here. I am still “processing” my experience & maybe that will continue for a while. Amen!
Beautiful, calm day here. The lady working at my hotel is from a “fishing” family & says the fleet here is small, less than 50 boats. Nevertheless, that work is dangerous. Over a coffee she tearfully told me (in Spanish) how two of her brothers were lost last winter when their boat went down in the Atlantic. Tourists have little sense of the real life in these tiny Camino towns!
Great weather, eh?
This is the official “end” of the Camino. I’ll post ocean views to show how this is the western-most point in Spain. I took a bus here this morning (10-5-13) & spent the day in this charming sea-side town. The weather was great, sunshine & moderate temps. Tomorrow I take the bus back to Samtiago & then the RENFE train to Madrid.
This is a detail of a famous fountain in one of the loveliest plazas in Santiago.
My grandson will get a postcard of this!
Yes, here I am eating more DELCIOUS pulpo at a restaurant in Santiago with my Camino friends, Scott & Connie, from California. Good wine helps with eating the pulpo too.
This is my hotel here in Santiago. It is actually a Benedictine Seminary, with 27 men in community. The hotel must fund their missions & keep this historic building maintained. I bought their music CD too!
This was the photo I tried to post earlier.