Some days the internet gives up. Some days there just isn’t any. And some days it surprises you at the summit of a mountain where a dozen people hover around the cell tower which advertises free WiFi but doesn’t deliver.
It is 10:15 p.m. French time. I have been sitting for 12 hours today and walked maybe a total of 1k. I am exhausted. This does not bode well for a walking holiday. I left Protection Island 7:30 am yesterday and arrived at St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, at 7:30 pm today: Wednesday. As we linedContinue reading “Arrival”
The gear. Packing for the Camino needs to start six months in advance. But it didn’t. Luckily there are a lot of packing lists available on the ‘net. They say you should aim to carry no more than 10-12 % of your weight. I aimed but failed although I confess that I rejoiced in beingContinue reading “Packing”
The before picture. Photo by Denise Gotta Run Bonin Linda and I walked just about every trail on Newcastle Island Park and some trails twice today and yesterday. Carrying our full (20 lb packs that are supposed to be 16lbs) we managed to cover 14 kilometres on Saturday (we left late as it tookContinue reading “In Training”