Getting ready for me this morning was so slow. Diana and Iris headed out separately and after doctoring my feet I believe I was the second to last pilgrim to leave the albergue after breakfast. Even my South Korean roommates were able to get out ahead of me. Today would be a shorter walk, and the … More Logroño- Pinxtos and Vino
Experiencing a trip like this with so many cultural differences and hosted by such a beautiful country made me feel so grateful. I decided today I would be purposeful and look for things to be grateful about. For the first time, I jumped out of bed early and got myself out on the road by … More A Day of Gratitude – Viana
662.6 kilometres to Santiago Hot, sweaty and tired! Today was a grind for me. I finally found my way to Estella by 4:30 pm and 21.9 km later. The last 2 km never seemed to end. My knees are sore but my energy is still up even with this chest cold. I wanted to stay … More To Estella > Los Arcos
684 kilometres to Santiago After a hearty breakfast of tortilla and cafe con leche, it was time to conquer Alton de Perdon. Like a major project, tackling some of these hills requires breaking the exercise into smaller tasks. I have been finding the uphill climbs easier but the downhills are punishing on my knees. Alto … More Alto del Perdon >Puente la Reina
708 km to Santiago I awoke feeling energized and I probably should take one more night of rest but I wantto move. Sue and Ruth had left and so I had had my breakfast, so what is a girl to do? The body gets used to the moving and the routine. I headed out on … More Pamplona > Zariquiegui
792.2 km to Santiago Feeling not too bad today as I had a good night sleep. I stopped at the top of the stone bridge and looked back at the town and headed out solo along this beautiful dirt path that followed the ridge. Birds are singing and the spring air is fresh. On my … More Zubiri > Pamplona
All the preparation in the world can’t prepare you for what Mother Nature will throw at you, but today she decided to bless us with awesome weather. 23 and sunny! We stopped in Burgete for tortilla and a cafe con leche. It was delicious. Picking up some supplies, we hit the road. Earlier, I met … More Roncesvalles to Zubiri – this wasn’t in the guidebook!!!
Lights out at 10:00 pm and Donna lies on her bunk awake all night because she is a light sleeper. Needless to say the sounds of snoring from all the free red wine and biological repercussions from lentils made for a musical ensemble. Lights on at 6:00 am and get the heck out of the … More The Pyrenees – RFD
After breakfast and all geared up I ventured out onto the cobblestone street of St Jean Pied de Port and headed towards the town gate where the Camino Frances begins. I visited the church and lit a candle for mom. As you may or may not know, I’m dedicating this walk in honour of mom … More Orisson – That beer is going to taste so good!
3 more hours and I take my first step on the Camino Frances out of St Jean Pied de Port, France. Tomorrow I will be in Spain 😁 Church bells are signaling 7:00 am and half of the inn’s patrons have already left. It was 0 degrees and raining last night, and this morning is … More One Foot in Front of the Other – The Journey Begins