We did it! Bertie and I, we skipped, strolled, cycled and sometimes trudged 614 km, 380 km on foot and 234 km by bike. We are pretty proud of ourselves.
We made an early 6 am start but the hordes were already swarming out of the next village so we resigned ourselves to a busy and noisy walk to Santiago.
We decided to stop for breakfast at the 5 km mark and thereby lost all of the gung-ho pilgrims determined to get to the Cathedral for the midday mass. We were on our own again along with the other random stragglers. Bliss.
The outskirts of Santiago were not particularly attractive but then we turned the corner into the old city and wove our way through pilgrims and tourists to the plaza in front of the Cathedral.