Mileage to date: 800 km or 497 miles!
Actually, we have walked close to 540 miles. This is figured by taking into account the mountain ascent and descents.
Well, we did a very long 20+ miles today in the hot sun. We chose to stop at 4pm and just 5 miles outside of Santiago. By stopping here, we will arrive early tomorrow and have a better chance of finding a hotel room. There are many, many more pilgrims now than there was in the beginning! We will also get in line to receive our first certificate and information about Finesterre. We are anxious to meet up with our Camino friends as we enter Santiago. Everyone is planning to celebrate by attending the noon mass at the Cathedral and then dinner that night. It will be a great celebration!
We had originally planned to walk to Finesterre in 3 days, but people are telling us that we will need at least 4. We will have to do 18-20 miles for 3 days in a row!! We haven´t had to do that yet and I hope we are up to it. I have decided to ship my pack ahead each day. I want to enjoy walking without weight and possible ankle pain for the last few days. I think it will be a good choice!
It´s almost 9:30pm and I need to get to bed. We´ve got a busy week ahead! Hugs and kisses to everyone!