Santiago - Zero Day

June 17
Lat: 42.882778 Lon: -8.544722

I slept in this morning until 7 a.m. I felt like I deserved a treat of not getting up at 6 a.m. It’s my reward for walking 797.4 kilometers. The hotel provides a really nice breakfast for its guest so I went down to eat… nothing like unlimited cafe con leche, toastada, fruit, and fresh orange juice.

After breakfast I decided to take on the town and see what was happening (I found out that before 10 a.m. actually not much does happen). The morning was beautiful with blue skies and in the upper 50s. I did do a fair amount of window shopping. It was interesting watching the people move about doing what they normally do. As the day went on, more and more things opened up. I was going to go to a couple of museums but they are closed on Mondays so I put them off until next week when I get back to Santiago from my walk to Finesterre and Muxia. I'll be back on a Tuesday and catch the train on Wednesday to Madrid.

It was a good day for just relaxing and watching the rain come down by afternoon. Later in the day I met up with Hawk and Christine and we went to dinner at the Vallar Rue Hotel Restaurant where I think that I had the best grilled chicken breast since getting on the trail, and the obligatory French fries. After we finished eating I went back to my hotel, the San Martin Pinairo Hotel, and they did the same. We agreed that we'd see each other on the trail tomorrow.

So tomorrow a new adventure will begin on the Camino de Finisterre. I am looking forward to walking to the coast. I want to see how different this trail is from the Camino de Santiago. I will let you know what it's like, but until then as always...Buen Camino!

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