After having had the day off, and a planned route of 40 km’s, it was worth a try to see if I could actually walk that far.
In Arzúa I think all of the Caminos have joined each other. Because of this there are many Albergues there, with just as many pilgrims. Too much of a party for me. I started out at 7.30 am, and was done at 5.30 pm, where was quite ready for a shower. I actually only met few people that did the entire 40 km’s, so the quietness came back later in the day.
Arriving in Santiago, weird. You have been walking for so long, and suddenly you are in the middle of a turist city with thousand of pilgrims.