Camino Frances 2014 – Day one

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I walked over 800km from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago to Finesterre in April/May 2014. What follows are links to my musings on the Camino. Being new to blogging, it is free form without details of distances and where we stayed.

French Camino Itinerary average of 20km per day

My itinerary (with a list of the accommodation we used) is available if you’d like to email me. We stayed in inexpensive pensions. Let’s start with Day One.

St Jean Pied de Port to The Virgin Near Orisson

Starting off in St Jean Pied de Port

Starting off in St Jean Pied de Port

Settling into the French Camino

This morning we left on the first leg of our journey. Taking Jim’s advice, we walked only part of the first leg to get accustomed to what will be a daily occurrence for the next 40 days. The rain and fog stayed away so we could do the route over the Pyrenees. After 12kms we turned around and will start from that point tomorrow – getting there by taxi.

Fellow Pilgrims

There are people from all over the world walking, some fast some slow and some very out of shape. They carry a little, a lot and everything in between. Many needed Trev to help them reduce their load. We wonder how they will go. Met up with some Aussies already. And a South African woman walking on her own.
The views were spectacular but the wind icy.

Orisson on the French Camino

On the way to Orisson

A guiding yellow arrow

A guiding yellow arrow

An arrow advising the route.

 

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