It is 6:30 in the morning and Gord is off. I have the luxury of waiting for my 7:30 breakfast here at the Pension. We took an alternate route to this town, billed as the friendliest town on the Camino by our guidebook. It certainly is and the food here has been some of the best.
Here is Saint James in Le Puy en Velay – our original starting point on the Camino. He is often done up as a pilgrim or now that we are in Spain a Moor slayer; both images complete revisionism to suit the needs of the historical period. Santiago or St. James is the patron Saint of Spain, and today is his feast day.
St. James the Greater: one of the twelve apostles and the first to be martyred, is revered along the Camino with an intensity approaching that of the cult of the virgin.
Of course that’s to be expected, this is a Pilgrimage to his remains.
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