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... br> "(The) first stage is one of the most strenuous and is a veritable baptism of fire into El Camino and Spain. Don't worry; millions of pilgrims have gone before you to pave the way."
I'll try and keep these words in mind if I have difficulty sleeping tonight. At this stage I am calm and just really keen to get started.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
... me to lunch, congratulated me on finishing my pilgrimage, and thanked me for walking with them. I cannot be more grateful that they let me walk with them and that they took such good care of me when I was injured. I am very happy that I met them.
The man at the refuge was quite a character, and gave us a well-rehearsed speech about the true meaning of "ultreia", which he said means “be good to your body”. He also gave some good advice about the ...
... My ipod deleted what I had wrote (one of the negatives of using such a small device... but very light). I will try to reconstruct as best I can, two days later. I made it to St. Jean alive, on a bus, after having a great meal at the bus station. Yes you read that correctly, a great meal at a bus station. That would never happen in the US. The bus ride was almost two hours and it seems strange that I will be back in ...
... we don't miss any kms of the Camino. We are all walking well - will make a few minor foot dressings tonight, I have to confess, but nothing our first aid kit can't manage. All muscles feeling perfect, and ready for lots more walking. A message to Sam, Joanna's daughter: we are doing our best to keep her under control!! But have to tell you that today she got a bit ahead of us up a hill - she is quite a sprightly mountain goat - ...
... Burguete. We found a tiny cafe that served wonderful cafe con leche, chocolate croissants, and other typical breakfast baguettes. Satisfied, we hunkered down for our morning trek. We walked through lightly wooded forests most of the day, passing through little towns every now and then. Pilgrims passing us and visa versa will be the hallmark of the walk, meeting people from all over the world.
The area around Roncesvalles was well known ...