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... we had a great coastal walk, in search of la Vierge sur le rocher. We stopped at a café for hot drinks and directions. In addition to the directions, the owners offered us crêpes to share-we got to try their caramel, sugar, nutella and chocolate crêpes. Sweet! :) We had dinner on the way back to the hotel. We're doing great, and creating new friendships with our travel companions, a group from St. Louis, Missouri, and one from Colorado. Good ...
... Seeing Matt off just solidified the goal of completing the pilgrimage ourselves. We had about 3 hours to kill before the bus would come to take us out of town. Zoya and I found a patch of grass in the sun to relax. Zoya wrote in her journal and I took photos of the small daisies scattered through the grass. All of our bags in a heap next to us, we practiced yoga and soaked up the perfection of the moment.
... also to visit some of the places where Laurie Lee had been posted in the civil war.
It was 70 miles to Cuenca, but with the clear smooth Spanish by-roads the journey was a quick one, passing first through acres of vineyards, then small cornfields and almond groves just bursting into a mass of pink flowers. Cuenca is set in the fork of the junction of the rivers Jucar and Huecar, which at this point run in deep gorges. The ...
... and funky conditions. No surprise! They have warning systems in place today to keep pilgrims apprised of adverse weather conditions.
Departing Orison on day 2, I left Maria-Lynn and Jeaninne first thing in the morning as they were slow leaving the aubergue. I thought they would catch up but they also made quite a few stops going over the Pyrenees; as a result I ended up getting into Roncesvalles about 2 plus hours before Maria-Lynn and we ended ...
... 8.5 kilometres from St Jean.
The village was very pretty but surprisingly all the houses coming into St Jean were coloured white and a reddish brown. Must be a Basque thing. Pity the local house painters.
The beautiful albergue we stayed in was in the main street and probably about 500 years old, going by all the other places around it. We were all starting to get excited knowing we would be heading off tomorrow. Had dinner at ...