Reading this story about my trip to Santiago de Compostela in 1993, I readily recall the impact of visiting the Cathedral, listening to the organ music, and being mesmerized watching the gold Botafumeiro swinging back and forth belching smoke across the wide transept. For some unknown reason, my story at the time doesn’t cover much more than my experiences visiting the Cathedral complex.
Santiago, and indeed Galicia is renowned for its seafood and local wines. It was hot, and I recall we drank lots of beer, out under umbrellas or in the shade of grapevines in outdoor restaurants. I know we enjoyed and imbibed, but descriptions of local cuisine and delicious wines during the visit are not apparent in the story that follows; barely a paragraph.
What was I thinking?
I’ll remedy this when I write about our visit back to Santiago de Compostela, at the end of our Camino in the late spring of 2012.