Goodbye yellow brick road – Elton John

So, on Monday 15th June at 11.20am we reached the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. After getting our diplomas we high tailed it to the bus station to catch the 1pm bus to the final place for Pilgrims, Fisterra. Lands end and the most westerly point in all Europe. We didn’t stop to do any usual pilgrim things or visit the Cathedral. There will be time for that on Friday. But for now the sea was beckoning and it was what I had been looking forward to.

We have seen and spoken to many people from all around to world from Guatemala, to South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Korea to name a few. No matter where you are from all anybody talks about is where you started your Camino, how far you walked that day and the numerous aches and blisters and that is how all conversations start.

I think the walking finally caught up with him on the bus
I think the walking finally caught up with him on the bus
Queuing for over an hour to get our Camino passports verified and get our Camino Diploma
Queuing for over an hour to get our Camino passports verified and get our Camino Diploma
The Cyclist walking off Monte Gozo with Derek the retired teacher from Scotland
The Cyclist walking off Monte Gozo with Derek the retired teacher from Scotland
The Cyclist loves learning about The Knights Templar
The Cyclist loves learning about The Knights Templar

Made it!
Made it!
Didn't we do well
Didn’t we do well
Queuing for our Compostela certificate
Queuing for our Compostela certificate
I don't think the locals like the mass of pilgrims in their city
I don’t think the locals like the mass of pilgrims in their city
We started our final walk at 6.20am when it wasn't quite light here as we are an hour in front of the UK
We started our final walk at 6.20am when it wasn’t quite light here as we are an hour in front of the UK

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V for a victory sign as his gloves got holes too
V for a victory sign as his gloves got holes too

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This was made for the Pipes visit to Santiago and the Camino
This was made for the Pipes visit to Santiago and the Camino
It's on the top of Monte del Gozo
It’s on the top of Monte del Gozo

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