Day 3: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 SUNNY Loved the Albuergue at Roncevalle monastery. The lights went on at 6am. A man came through strumming his guitar and singing, “Morning Has Broken”. It was a sweet way to be awakened. We walked to the nearest village. On our way we saw a bus load of KoreansContinue reading “Roncevalle to Zubiri”
ORRISON, FRANCE Day 2: APRIL 19, 2017 Lights on at 6am. Everyone was up and moving. Beautiful sunrise over the Pyrenees. We trudged up our first hill. Had a wonderful rest at the Virgin of Orrison. There were a few families camped there. Lots of kids and the women were all wearing skirts even theContinue reading “Orrison to Roncesvalle”
ST. JEAN PdP, FRANCE DAY 1: TUESDAY, APRIL 18 It was a quiet night, especially because I had two sets of earplugs in my ears. Lights were flashing all over the room. The rowdy fans had their headlamps on and were packing up at 6am. We were tired and didn’t start rolling out until aboutContinue reading “ST. JEAN PIED-DE-PORT TO ORISSON”
PARIS, FRANCE MONDAY, APRIL 17 Our plane landed early around 7am and we easily found the train station at terminal 2. What was not so easy to find was an ATM that would accept my travel card. I felt like I was in Vegas doing the slot machines. After a lot of frustration and manyContinue reading “Arriving at Our Starting Point”
It’s been a fun week connecting with friends and family — no good byes just see you later. Two months will go by fast.
We do know the way to Santiago. On the Camino, you follow yellow arrows for 500 miles. Even though we can’t take our guidebooks with because they’re too heavy, I do have a lightweight Michelin Camino map that we will be using. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find our way. We do know the way toContinue reading “Do You Know the Way to San Jose??”
I have never been a light traveler, my friends and family will attest to that. However, being the product of Catholic school systems, I’ve always liked the idea of wearing a uniform and that fits right in with this expedition. Two sets of clothes for two months. Not exactly a uniform, but it may asContinue reading “I’ll Be Wearing This or That”
My journey will be a 500 mile trek that starts in France at St. Jean Pied-de-Port which is near the border. The first day brings a hike over the Pyrenees and into Spain where it traverses through uninhabited wilderness, towns, villages and urban centers across the northern regions. This medieval pilgrimage route, also known as, “The Way of St. James”, culminatesContinue reading “The Call of the Camino”