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.