The Way of Saint James - continued
At Corunna, we first visit the Tower of Hercules lighthouse, then follow the seashore to San Pedro Park where two British-made guns
overlook the sea. Also here is a generator made by Fetters of Ipswich - a firm well known to John.
Our guide in Corunna is again Maria, and she next takes us through the old town (where we pass an extremely narrow house) to the monument
to Sir John Moore in San Carlos Gardens. At a square where we are due to be reunited with our coach, we find an example of one of
Corunna's houses (Casa Rey) that has spectacular windowed balconies. We enjoy ice creams as we await our transport back to Santiago,
and as the sun reappears. This evening, there is another excellent meal in the Parador, spoiled only by some amateurish waiting
on the tables.
Friday, June 23rd
Before our departure to the airport at Porto, in Portugal, we revisit the Church of San Martino Pinario on
another warm and sunny day. We then have coffees in the Parador's cafeteria before Bob organises a group photograph in front of the
hotel. This morning, Obradoiro Square has been busy with pilgrims arriving at their destination and noisily greeting other travellers
they have met on the way. There are even some pilgrims arriving by horseback. The bus is brought to the square in front of the Parador
and we depart at noon for the 143-mile drive to the airport, much of which is very scenic. In Portugal, we stop at the Barcelos Service
Area for a snack and drink. Flight BA 2783 lands at Gatwick just after 8pm, and two separate Titan taxis get us home by midnight.
Final views of the wonderful Monastery and Church of San Martino Pinario