Day Seventeen. Bus to Santiago.
Written on May 16, 2014.
This is the day that we take the Pilgrim Bus to Santiago de Compostela. One of the buses today leaves at 8:20 a.m. We are up to get ready by 6:30 a.m. so we can have coffee and juice at a local cafe.
Sunrise view from our window.
It was a three hour bus ride along the coast….beautiful. The cost was 13 euros,10! What a bargain. It would cost more for a tour bus without the beautiful coast views.
We arrived in Santiago and walked to our room from the bus station.
Outdoor cafés near our room.
Our family is not able to visit Santiago without having a meal at the Negro Gato! The peppers, seafood, cheese, and bread are excellent!
Angel with Manolo of the Negro Gato, (Black Cat) Cafe.
One of several things that we wanted to accomplish today is: receive a very rare Compostela at the Covento San Francisco. We have been hearing about this Compostela from several Pilgrims. We are not sure of the complete details. It seems that it is only available for two months in 2014. It is not available after May 29, 2014. The next time it is available is 200 years from now. How accurate those few details are…I am not sure. We started out from our room to find the Convento San Francisco. We walked the entire perimeter of Santiago and began asking for help.
Vern, Kathy, Victor, Nancy, Angel, and Maribelle.
Victor and Maribelle are “Angels”! They observed us asking a woman who did not understand. They quickly let us know that they knew where the Convent was and that they would show us. Thank you Victor and Maribelle!!
Convento San Francisco.
My Compostela de Convento San Francisco.