Terradillos de los Templarios → El Burgo Ranero – 31 km
After catching up with our buddy Cat, we decided to slow down a bit. Not necessarily in distance, but in the way we accomplished said distance. At our new leisurely pace we can be found sitting for coffee after 10km, sitting for another after 17km, and then maybe having some beer or sangria before the final push to our destination. Continue reading “Beyond the Meseta”
Today we crossed the halfway point between St Jean Pied de Port and Santiago! Under 400km to go. Continue reading “Halfway”
Santo Domingo –> Belorado – 22.4 km
After a few very long days, this lovely “short” walk felt like a dream for our bodies and spirits. Having eaten dinner with and gotten to know a few folks at the hostel in Santo Domingo, we picked up with a gal from Tasmania, Cat, for the walk to Belorado. Continue reading “Good Craic”
For the first few days of walking, our muscles were sore and we were tired. This type of pain and fatigue is pretty familiar, like the 3rd day of an ultimate frisbee tournament or a several day backpacking trip. Continue reading “Tattered, mushy bits of flesh that used to be feet…”
St. Jean Pied de Port
After three flights, a bus and three trains, we finally made it to the start of the trail. St. Jean Pied de Port is pretty much my fantasy of what a little town in the foothills of the Pyrenees looks like: cobblestone roads, a backdrop of bright green rolling hills, an ancient citadel overlooking the town, sheep grazing in fields… perfectly picturesque.
We took a short stroll, ate some delicious duck that was served at our albergue, and were in bed before dark. An ideal schedule, in my opinion! Continue reading “Pamplona”
After many months of anticipation and planning, Will and I are off to walk the Camino de Santiago! Today we fly to Boston, tomorrow we’re off to Paris, and the next day we will take a train to where our walk begins: St. Jean Pied de Port, France. If all goes well, in 5 weeks and 500 miles we will be in Santiago de Compostela, Spain!
Continue reading “We’re Off Then!”