Santiago de Compostela


We took a ferry to Spain. We had one night and one day on the boat.  It was a bit rough and I got a bit sick.  But there was a colouring competition and I won!  We arrived in Santander and had to drive in the dark to a campsite.

The next day we did lots of driving, but we had a nice lunch stop by a rocky beach. It started raining, and it rained and it rained and it rained.

Then we went to Santiago de Compostela. It was very hard to find a car park, but a nice English parking warden helped us.  We went into the Cathedral which is the end of a pilgrimage route. The bones of Saint James are there and Genevieve and I got a blessing. The cathedral had a big nativity scene set up – it was the biggest I have ever seen and some of the people were moving!

I emailed my friend Col to learn about doing a pilgrimage, because he has done this one! It was very interesting. We looked for scallop shells which mark the way, and a long time ago people got a shell as proof that they had done the pilgrimage.  There were lots to buy in the shops. Daddy said we couldn’t buy one.

Then we drove to Portugal.

Categories: Eleanor, Roaming

2 comments

  1. I’m sorry that you were prevented from buying a shell that could have treasured for life. Perhaps you can get your dad to drive back there later and perhaps also see the famous botafumeiro in the cathedral.
    All the best!
    Col

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  2. Congrats on winning the colouring competition. Did you like Spain?

    ¿Puedes hablar español ahora?

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