The real fiesta in Spain does not start until late. The fiesta we walked into yesterday afternoon was just a preview. We found out that the real fiesta would begin at 10:30 pm and would go on until 4 am. They lied, it did not end until 5 am. Fortunately, we had our ear plugs. Unfortunately, we had another stage to walk, so we could not indulge in the fiesta.
Marc was still hot and cold, so Sakkar and Marc took a cab to Santiago.
We left early morning to enjoy the play of life. When we stepped out, the air was filled with mist and cold. We stepped back in, dawned our Galicia garb (poncho) and were out again. The show must go on!
We met James from South Africa. He is 81 years old and doing his 4th Camino.
The albergue here is managed by volunteers, mostly from the Confraturnity of St. James based in London, and they have made this into a nice sanctuary. The Confraturnity of St. James publishes and revises each year a guidebook to the Camino Frances, and they update their guidebooks to other routes, as well, when they can get to it, such as Camino Ingles and Le Puy to Puente La Reine. The website for the Confraturnity of St. James is http://www.csj.org.uk
Outside the cloud, rain, and sun dance is still going on as each one takes its dominion over the other for a brief period.
We have been cris-crossing our path with these two German sisters for last three days (Theresa and Rosa).
James, also, has just arrived here for the night. He has made a delicious spaghetti dinner to share with the other pilgrims. Inside in the dining room there is a wood fire burning as I write this blog.