10th September – Villagarcia & Santiagio de Compostello

It seemed the thing to do whilst in the area to pay a visit to Santiagio de Compostello.  Accordingly next morning I put into the marina in Villagarcia de Arousa just a few miles further up the ria. The marker on the end of the breakwater is a huge mussel stood on end.

I then took the train to Santiagio de Compostello to play at being a proper tourist. I was impressed by the train, fast and cheap and with more leg room than on British trains.    Santiagio de Compostello is of course famous for its cathedral and the old town with its narrow streets between stone buildings and is a site of pilgrimage. So as you would expect very touristy and full of tourists. I’m pleased I went but glad it was just an afternoon. My last  bit of time there was spent drinking beer next to an impromptu session with a Venzualian and a Spaniard who were playing guitar and singing traditional songs – lovely. After the train back I ate outside a tapas bar along with crowds of chattering Spanish. By the end of the day my head was just full of noise.

The Cathedral
The Cathedral
Just a street in Santagio de Compostello
Just a street in Santagio de Compostello