Airline strike?

Art work on the side of a newsstand.

A few weeks ago I was checking the online Camino community forum and came across a posting about RyanAir going on strike on September 28th the exact day we were flying out of Dublin to Spain on RyanAir. The poster mentioned that he was going to be on the 11:45 Dublin to Biarritz flight, the same as us. I asked him if he had a plan B in case the rotating strike took place on that flight? He said plan B is to go with the flow and I said that we would be following him and he would recognize us because we are wearing sunglasses. So we are on the lookout for DerryBikeTours–his nom de plume. However, there is no strike today! Yeah!

And no need to wear sunglasses. I counted at least five pilgrims spread out in the waiting area, all identifiable as they were reading ‘THE’ book–John Briarley’s A Pilgrims Guide to the Camino de Santiago.

Some people tear out and throw away each page once it is no longer needed.

Sarah’s copy – modified with only 149 pages not 300. Suzie’s copy doesn’t even have the back cover.

We arrived in Bayonne and net up with cousins Suzie and Sarah and have been eating ever since.

Sarah – Hmm, where to start?

Kilometers walked: 8

Food highlight: Brebis (sheep cream) black cherry ice cream. A richer, creamier ice cream. Ummmm. Good!

Highlight of the day: Eating. Discovering traditional Basque fare like cider (not too sweet, not too bubbly, not too much), brebis ice cream (so good it deserves mentioning twice), pintxos (tapas) and the day is still young.

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