500 MILES LATER
by Aubry Rose
500 miles and 34 days later, on the 10 of June 2013, we officially made it to our final destination: Santiago de Compostela!
We cannot believe that our month of pilgrimage is over, and that we made it in 3 fairly intact pieces. I am certain that we couldn’t have done it without our army of family & friends walking behind us through a communion of prayer.
We left all our intentions at the feet of Saint James after giving his golden statue the traditional bear hug & visiting his tomb, and topped off our Camino by standing in line (in the rain) with countless other pilgrims to receive the official certificate of completion known as the Compostela, a free meal at the parador hotel for 10 lucky pilgrims, a luxurious (gasp!) 23€ private room, pilgrim’s mass and ceremonious ginormous censer… Icing. on. the cake.
Currently enjoying Portugal & Croatia after our long journey. Thanks for being a part of it with us!