Mon Joie! Arriving at Mount Gozo
Mount Gozo is said to be the first place on the final stretch of the Camino de Santiago from which you can see the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago. It is your first glimpse of the point and pinnacle of this incredible pilgrimage. So of course there is a camino tradition associated with arriving at this spot.
Who will be first to spot them?
Tradition says that the first person to that sees the towers should jump in the air and shout ‘Mon Joie’. Of course the towers aren’t that easy to see these days with all the development that has gone on. But, with a pair of binoculars (or a zoom lens) you can still make them out.
Furthermore, tradition has it that the first person to make the shout of joy becomes ‘king of the group’. Well, you can imagine how that went. Let’s just say it was a joyful moment. Before the fighting broke out.