Category Archives: France

Day 2: Orisson – Roncesvalles Wednesday 12th September

Today wasn’t as sunny as yesterday but that was just as well as the route de Napoleon (closed in winter) really is a climb over the Pyrenees. I’m so glad I’d made the decision to overnight in Orisson (elevation 900m) … Continue reading

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Meet Toru

Toru is from Japan, from somewhere near Tokyo. This is his third Camino (same route) but his fourth start. Two years ago, on what ought to have been his third Camino, he was in an unfortunate accident. He fell out … Continue reading

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A night in the French Pyrenees

I loved Orisson and booking ahead to stay there was a brainwave. I knew I’d love being in the Pyrenees but it was even better than I anticipated. Gite Antton asked guests to leave no later than 7:30 … and … Continue reading

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Meet the wonderful Marina from the Netherlands

Marina and I walked almost the whole way from Orisson to Roncesvalles together (20.5km). (Photo to come later the Internet is too slow here) Marina is much taller than I am but my pace uphill was well suited to her’s, … Continue reading

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Meet Emer and Diane from Liverpool, with their new friend Alex from Buenos Aires!

These fun ladies are walking the first week of the Camino to Logrono (c. 150km) while the equally chatty Alex is here for the duration. (I’ll post the photo later … when I have better internet!) We shared a coffee … Continue reading

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In France … and the adventures continue

Walking to Haydaye wasn’t as straight forward as it looked, but I made it. I spotted many walkers -with poles and backpacks – but they were all heading the opposite direction, which was a bit worrying. Then I realised they … Continue reading

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