We left Santiago last night, after a day of shopping and looking at the sites. I´m not sure if this is the usual way to end a pilgrimage walk, but we took the train from Santiago to Madrid leaving at 10:33 pm and arriving at 8:30 am. That´s right…we spent the whole night on the train!!
We slept in a little room with four bunks in it. We were glad that our bunk mates were our friends. It was a bit like the world´s smallest alberge.
I think that all of us (in our cabin anyway) had the best sleep of the whole trip. The swaying of the train and the clack clack clack of the wheels on the rails brought sleep to us rather than us needing to look for it.
We arrived in Madrid, having slept well, but, I think all of us will be looking for some more rest in the days to come.