Well I left Finesterre at lunchtime and by the time I got to Santiago it was absolutely pouring with rain.
The scenery on the way back was spectacular
No the wifi on the bus won’t let me download pictures – next time.
Finesterre was a really lovely little fishing village and was bustling yesterday afternoon but this morning was very slow and sleepy.
I left my backpack at the bus station and went for a wander back into town. What a difference a few days make and I suppose the rain. Santiago was like a ghost town. Hardly anyone around although I did run into Meaghan going into her flashy apartment.
As I had lost my small pack which is sitting in Epstein in France I really needed a little bag/backpack to put ‘stuff’ into. Went and got a Camino one and filled it immediately with ‘stuff’.
Had my last lunch in a little cafe off the square and then wandered back to the bus station picking up a few supplies on the way. Fruit, water, Santiago cake. As I said my new pack was full!!!
Saw a few familiar pilgrims at the bus station and we said our final farewells. Ran into peter a South African I had met at Villavante a long way back but good to catch up and see that we had all made it.
I am now on a very swanky bus travelling back across Spain to Bilbao. I am in the front seat and there is wifi, video, music, games, just like an aeroplane. I went to watch a movie and there was a button for English which I pressed but for some reason only known to the Spanish it is an English speaking movie dubbed in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. I am reading my book!!!
Something I forgot to tell you in my blog the other day. When I arrived in Lavacolla which was the last town I stayed in before Santiago I walked into the bar and on the tv they had Crocodile Dundee on and Paul Hogan was speaking Spanish!!! I just burst out laughing.
My bus trip to Bilbao is going to take approximately 11-12 hours. I get in around 6am tomorrow. Love a bus journey.
I did have the seat beside me spare but a Spanish lady who was sitting behind me has decided to move in so I now have a companion. Absolutely no English and even though I like to think I am multilingual I haven’t the faintest idea what she is saying. Oh well thank goodness for hands and big smiles.
As I said I am sitting at the front of the bus looking straight out at a very dark road and of course we are driving on the wrong side. It does feel strange as the driver is on the left and I am sitting where the steering wheel should be!!!
So all you blogging fans that have pressured me to keep this up here is your daily dose. I can’t believe how many people are following me.
I am enjoying rambling on each day though.
Buenos noches me Amigos