Day 3 Oct 1 Roncesvalles to Zubiri

We left the beautiful old monastery in Roncesvalles after breakfast. We were among the last to leave. We stop at the road sign ‘ Santiago de Compostela 790k.  The guidebook says 751. So does this mean the ‘Way’ is a shortcut? It is a thick Scottish mist intermingled with rain. It is a hilly sectionContinue reading “Day 3 Oct 1 Roncesvalles to Zubiri”

Day 1 St Jean Pied du Port to Orrison, September 29

Day 1 can be summed up: OMG! Which when you think about it, is exactly what pilgrimages are all about: Oh My God, please forgive me for I have sinned….. Only 8k but 7.9 was all uphill. 3 hours to go 8 k. Some of the grades are 45%! Steffen took the lead, and weContinue reading “Day 1 St Jean Pied du Port to Orrison, September 29”