02.04.2010 - 04.04.2010 14 °C
Departed Luarca for A Coruna on the morning of Good Friday which from this moment on shall be christened Dogshit Friday. It was lagging down, the roads had more potholes than the moon, roadworks and detours everywhere and the campsite when we finally arrived was boggy as f**k. All in all we were in a terrific mood! When we realised there were no shops open due to the holiday (and therefore no food) there was murder on the cards.
Went to bed feeling a bit sorry for ourselves but woke up in a better frame of mind and got the bus into A Coruna. 1st impression = shithole. It did get better though as we walked around the harbour and after we found a bar with the football on and had a couple of pints the whole world seemed a better place.
Drove to Santiago De Compostela today and have been for a walk around the town. The place is crammed with God botherers and they were queueing for miles, apparently to kiss the bones of St James The Apostle that will in turn cure all medical conditions!! It was hard not to be affected by it all so I got some athletes foot cream from the pharmacy! (true). Travelling to Vigo tomorrow then on to Portugal after that. Happy Easter CG
Luarca to Santa Cruz near A Coruna - journey could have been better - see Clag´s comments above. Very true that we now have a Shit Friday instead of a Good Friday! A Coruna ok, wandered around in the wind and rain again.....oh joy....
Santa Cruz - Santiago today (4th April) - journey very easy, still haven´t got lost on foriegn soil yet.....probably shouldn´t speak too soon though......
Santiago lovely quaint place but very Holy - take alot more than that to convert me or forgive my sins.
Heading to Vigo tomorrow, hopefully the further South we go the more chance I have of some proper sunshine - have yet to take me coat off!!!! Happy Easter everyone. Hope you´re enjoying your Easter eggs, I´m not allowed any as apparently I´m eating healthily (when Chris is around anyway). FG