Well, call me a wimp if you want. I woke up this morning and it was already a steady rain with predictions that it would last through the evening. I already spent the entire walking portion yesterday in rain and was not looking forward to another day of it. Originally I had planned to walk 20 km to Padrón, then catch the bus from there to Santiago today anyway. So I altered my plans and just took the bus from Caldas to Santiago instead. It is still raining here in Santiago. I got off at the train station and bought my ticket to Madrid for tomorrow, then walked through the old part of Santiago to my favorite Hospedaje and got a room for tonight.
I figure that in 28 days of walking that I walked 475 miles or about 17 miles per day. The walking part of my Camino is over. The rest of the time until I go home on Sunday will be spent traveling to Madrid and relaxing.
That bus sure looked good in the rain. I wasn't the only pilgrim who caught it for the ride to Santiago