Santiago de Compostela is in Sight
I’ve had a really peaceful day walking from Rua to Santiago.
Right now I’m at Monte do Gozo (the hill of joy) and I can finally see Santiago below me. Just another 3 or 4 kilometers to go!
I’m standing next to the two statues of the pilgrims, totally alone, not a sound except the wind and the tweeting birds.
With the two pilgrim statues I look out over Santiago and can just see the spires of the cathedral.
It will take me at least another hour to reach the cathedral. A chance to unwind on this final stage of the journey.
I’ll arrive in Santiago not with sadness but with happiness. Reflecting on what I’ve learnt on this 40-day journey, and knowing that soon I’ll be back home with those who matter most to me.
What an incredible journey this has been. I hope you too get a chance to make it sometime in the future.