day 4 - Overview
Today is the day we finish our Camino Ingles and arrive in Santiago de Compostela. We got up early again and had a fantastic little breakfast laid on for us at the Albergue Camino Real in Sigueiro. I would recommend this Albergue to anyone. It is very clean and friendly and we had a really good nights sleep.
We left at 6.20am and a Spanish chap we had been chatting to, Juan, asked if he could walk with us for about 12km until the first planned stop for coffee and breakfast. He was a really nice guy and just wanted to practise his English with us as we walked.
We talk a lot so I think he had more practise than he thought he was going to get. The breakfast stop was a truck stop on the outskirts of Santiago and we needed that coffee when we got there. It was really nice as well.
The Cafe con Leche and croissants were sublime but our friend, Pilgrim Bob realised he’d left his reading glasses at the last Albergue, Camino Real, in Sigueiro. Luckily our new friend, Juan was straight on the phone to see how we can get them back.
The magic of The Camino was in hand as he organised to have them transported to Santiago for us to pick up after visiting Finisterre. Amazing!
So we now set off for Santiago and the cathedral and low and behold it’s absolutely throwing it down again. Heavy thunderstorms are forecast for the rest of the day. We arrived in Santiago in heavy rain and I tried to video the arrival but the selfie stick was wet and I dropped the camera so limited video 🙁
We passed some lovely old buildings. Grace, my lovely daughter, loves old buildings and ornate doors so I grabbed a picture. This one is for you ! One day we will walk The Camino together…….
After our arrival in Santiago we worked our way over to the bar and cafe area at the side of the cathedral as a coffee and a brandy was in order. We sat at the same cafe we celebrated completing The Camino Frances 2 years ago, recorded a video and sent to our wives. I hope you enjoy.
Camino Ingles - Summary
Did I enjoy walking The Camino Ingles ?
The Camino Ingles has been an amazing walk. Some days you can walk in total solitude and just chat with Pilgrims, although in my experience you don’t meet a lot of people as its a trail less travelled. The scenery and nature are amazing.
The small towns have sparse supplies but are really nice to visit and as always the Galician people are really welcoming and the albergues I stayed in were second to none.
Would I walk The Camino Ingles again ?
Absolutely. I would recommend anyone to walk The Camino Ingles to anyone.
Could a beginner do the Camino Ingles ?
Yes. With a little bit of training this walk is easily achievable.
If you enjoyed reading about The Camino Ingles check out my 28 day journey on The Camino Frances.