Larrasoana to Cizur Menor (Camino de Santiago)

Larrasoana to Cizur Menor (Camino de Santiago)

The morning routine was starting to get established. We awake between 5 and 5:30 am and are walking by 6am, always in the dark with headlamps and usually the first ones leaving. We had 13 miles to cover today but a lot of up and down. The hike for the first 15km was through lush [...]

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Roncesvalles to Larrasoana (Camino de Santiago)

Roncesvalles to Larrasoana (Camino de Santiago)

We awoke at 6am and were walking in the dark along a wooded path that ran parallel to a paved road. Clouds only added to the early morning darkness and it was an hour or so before it began to rain. We started walking with a young Italian fellow in bright orange running shoes. Just [...]

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The First Day-St. Jean to Roncesvalles (Camino de Santiago)

The First Day-St. Jean to Roncesvalles (Camino de Santiago)

I didn’t sleep well so I was awake and standing on the veranda at 4am to watch the sun rise. The valleys were filled with fog and as the sun turned the sky orange an amazing symphony of bird songs replaced the silence. I was cold but couldn’t leave the morning I was being treated [...]

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St. Jean Pied de Port, France (Camino de Santiago)

St. Jean Pied de Port, France (Camino de Santiago)

We packed and headed to the train station for an 8:30am train departure to St. Jean but the trestle bridge over a river collapsed a few days prior to our arrival so buses were arranged…another transportation blip. Arriving in the small village we found the pilgrims office and got our pilgrims passports and a shell [...]

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Bayonne, France (Camino de Santiago)

Bayonne, France (Camino de Santiago)

The TVG high speed train flew south past the bright yellow and green fields at a 184 miles per hour. The five hour ride was comfortable and after several trips to the dining car for beers we had forgotten the last two days of flying. Bayonne was a relief. We had finally made it and [...]

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