Monthly Archives: April 2017

Camino days

Two days in. First day was crossing the Pyrenees, St Jean Pied de Port to Roncevalles, height gain of 1200 metres over 15 miles. Very steep parts. It felt like we were escaping from France into Spain. No border signs. Not even a welcome board. It must have been like that for the airmen in …

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Arrival in St Jean Pied de Port

Lengthy journey yesterday, leaving home 01:30, arriving SJPdP 19:00 in an heavy sleet,hail and rain shower!   So arrival is somewhat damp!    Pigs trotter for supper, the others had far more logical items including pork and fish.  Strange to see a restaurant full of walkers, most clutching guide books, with a huge variety of …

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D-2.  Weather forecast!!!!!

What!   Looked a few days ago and it is probably snowing right now in Roncevalles!!!!!!!     Perhaps the high route will not be the way to go. Packing all completed, and one day to go to do last minute checks.   Several friends have asked about sponsoring us , great.    We will …

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D-6, Camino beckons

Slower warm up to the Camino this week, gentle walks to keep stretched and ready.  Sunshine in Southern England is a tremendous boost for us at the moment.   This started as simply a long distance walk, and is gently morphing into a project with time and space to reflect and be more spiritually aware. …

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Camino Frances countdown D-14,

Only two weeks to go until we arrive in SJPdP on the 27th, to start walking the Camino Frances to SdC on the 29th. Bags nearly ready, stuff everywhere sorted into (small) piles….Stuff to Take, Stuff I want to Take, Stuff I would like to Talk, Lists of shopping to do to take, House and …

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