The Journey Continues
July 5, 2014
Today we stormed the castle. Well…actually we dressed as peasants, went to the festival in Vimianzo where the town folk dress up in Medieval outfits and reenact the storming of the castle to take it back from the Archbishop of Santiago. We went to the children’s one today. The kids were all into ” killing” the solders-who are played by the police and their school teachers- with these water gun swords.
The solders capture virgin maidens, place them in a cage and haul them off to the castle to hold as ransom. The kids run through the streets and attack the castle. It is/ was fun.
Tonight is when the adults do their reenactment. But…it is real late when they storm the castle and battle (bash down the castle gates with the battering rams) the actors hired to “kill” the town folk with water balloons as well as pour water on top of them. Mmm…it is cold and rainy and the party starts at 11 pm and goes till 5 am. No thanks. We will remain at the house. Tempting as this is, my back has been hurting going on four days now, why push my luck?
We also reached Finisterre yesterday, July 4. The end of the line. 0000km to the light house. People burn their clothes or an item that they have carried with them during their Camino at this site. We then went onto the Little a Fox House where Tracy ( owner) took us to the beach to eat a typical meal of these types of barnacles. I know. They look disgusting. But they are very tasty. The meat is inside the “toe” part. You twist the top and suck the meat out. No wonder why birds and other creatures of the sea work to break them apart.