The pilgrimage really began on Saturday 7th May with the Pilgrim Mass at the Holy Ghost
church where father blessed all the pilgrims. We then met on the Sunday morning and set
off by coach for Plymouth. The ferry crossing was very pleasant, calm, good weather and
an opportunity for people to get to know one another.
We disembarked at Santander and set off for La Vid, our first port of call. Lovely monastery
there where we stayed for two nights, in great comfort. From there we visited Burgos where
we walked into the centre of the town, following the route of the Camino de Santiago, and
were able to spend time in the Cathedral which is a marvellous edifice and a place of peace
The following day we were given a tour of the monastery, ably translated by Jane, which was very interesting and informative. We were given access to their museum, full of treasures, a rare privilege. After this we set off for Las Arenas de San Pedro seeing some marvellous scenery en route.