Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Day Four on the Camino - Cold and Windy

Spring on the Camino brings beautiful flowers, and it also brings icy wind and rain. We walked through some lovely country to end up in Puente La Reina.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Day Three on the Camino - Pamplona

Pamplona. No bulls on the streets, at least not live ones, but plenty of lively action.
Another full day of walking in what was supposed to have been a shorter day but we ended up covering 17 miles anyway. Perfect weather.

Approaching Pamplona.

The French Gate entering old Pamplona.

Tapas Break.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day Two on the Camino

Day two on the Camino and nearly 20 miles of walking today (Alan's legs finally gave out). Those fifteen pound packs felt pretty heavy by the time we reached our destination for the evening.

Great, only 790 kilometers left. Even though we had snow flurries overnight, we woke to clear blue skies.

Coming into the next town.

Walking through some cute little towns. It's still early (9:00) but there's nobody around. Except for the pilgrims strolling through.

Signs to point the way.

And of course, a church in every town.

Coffee break. Dos cafe solo.

 Hotel Akerreta, where we'll spend the night.

The view from our bedroom.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Day One on the Camino

Saint Jean Pied de Port, over the Pyrenees, to Roncesvalles. Walked up, up, up and across the Pyrenees fighting freezing temperatures and bitter cold wind. We found out that it is possible to sweat and be freezing at the same time. We lucked out, as it didn't start to snow until we reached our destination. 27K of walking. My mind is saying "Wow" and my feet are saying "Who's f@&king idea was this?"

Saturday, June 17, 2017

First Ten Hours In Paris

Steak tartare at Ma Bourgogne, twelve miles of walking, and a two-hour nap. It is so great to be back in the City of Lights.