Reaching Santiago de Compostella is both exhilarating and sad. The trick is to bring home some of the calm and sense of interconnection found along the way.
We have had three nights in Santiago and since we couldn't be enjoying buffet breakfasts and menus del dia all the time, we had the opportunity to see some of the sights. The roof top tour of the cathedral is not to be missed. It is a wonderful way to view the old city and also appreciate the older Romanesque features of the Cathedral. While on the top the Butofumiero was in action at the Pilgrim's mass below us. We watched it swing up and almost hit our window. It is said to come within a meter of the side walls.
In some places, like Vizcaya and Alava, when they get warmed up, the men and women show off their private parts to each other. The Navarrese also have sex with their farm animals. And it's said that they put a lock on the backsides of their mules and horses so that nobody except themselves can have at them."
We have found that the best cure for post Camino blues is to immediately start planning the next one.
This process is already well underway. I am not sure why Gord is suggesting rest days in Navarra.