I can’t quite believe that tomorrow we’ll be walking into Santiago.
It’s all happened so fast.
Soon, these wonderful people that we’ve got to know these past two weeks will be going their own separate ways. There will be no more shared Camino experiences.
It will be very sad for Jennifer and myself.
This morning we left Caldas de Reis and began walking the 22kms to Padron. The walk took us along some wonderful trails.
In the afternoon we finally arrived in Padron – a place of enormous significance on the Camino. This is the place where St. James is said to have preached on a mount or hill above Padron.
And later, his relics were returned to Padron briefly before being transported to Santiago de Compostela.
We all walked into Padron today – had lunch – then a after lunch Jennifer and I walked up the “1000 steps” to the mount where St. James preached.
It’s a place that carries a huge energy – quite palpable. Jennifer and I sat for quite some time in amongst the rocks where St. James preached.
For me, it’s been the highlight of the pilgrimage so far.