Day 16 to the mountain overlooking Santiago

Preliminary view of Santiago

With both of us suffering from a cold, Dave and I managed to persuade poor Steven and his sore feet to go the extra km (or 5 + km) to get us within 5km of the Santiago cathedral.  We expect to get an early morning view of the city tomorrow, get in line for the Compostela and attend a special mass for Pelegrinos at noon.

The weather today was perfect for hiking. It had rained over night but stopped by 7am which is when we got underway.  The barkeeper from last night served us croissants right out of the oven.  Of course there wAs one gynormous hill to climb and we all asked the same question ” why do they always build  cafes at the base of hills?”