Padron to Santiago de Compostela
Walking Day 27: 28 km, 6 hrs
We spoke to Australians Regina and Ingrid for more than an hour while walking. Closer to Santiago, we met an Italian woman from the Piedmonte region. That gave me a chance to speak Italian for its own sake, not as a fallback from my horrible Spanish…
After arriving in Santiago, we proceeded to the Cathedral and then Pilgrim Office. We waited an hour and a half in line for our Compostelas and distance certificates. We saw several familiar faces, including Kata, there. Later Paul ran into Miriam.
The town was hosting a 40th anniversary Star Wars convention. The Cathedral plaza and streets were filled with Jedis, Siths, and storm troopers of all ages and sizes.