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Day 5: Pamplona to Muruzabal

Today’s distance: 21.6 km Total distance: 92.7 km. Elevation gain: 621 metres Weather: Mix of cloud, sun, and rain Highlight: Dinner with six countries I was in no hurry to leave Pamplona this morning. First of all, I love it … Continue reading

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Day 4: Zubiri to Pamplona

Today’s distance: 21.3 km Total distance: 71.1 km Elevation gain: 522 metres Weather: Sunny and warm Highlight: Pamplona! What a difference a day makes! My bad day (Easter Sunday) was followed by one of the best. I was disappointed on … Continue reading

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Day 3: Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Today’s distance: 24 km Total distance: 49.8 km Elevation gain: 517 metres Weather: Overcast Highlight: Something must change! I wrote this in the middle of the night in the darkness of my sleeping bag so I wouldn’t awaken any of … Continue reading

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Day 2: Orrison to Roncesvalles

Today’s distance: 17.8 km Total distance: 25.7 km Elevation gain: 826 metres Weather: Sun, clouds, some low fog – perfect temperature Highlight: Gratitude!!! Today was perfect in every way and is best described in photos. They don’t capture everything such … Continue reading

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Day 1: St. Jean Pied de Port to Orrison

Today’s distances: 7.8 km Total distance: 7.8 km Elevation gain: 628 metres Weather: Mixed sun/cloud and cool – perfect hiking weather Highlight: Pyrenees I would enthusiastically echo recommendations given by others about Beilari being a good place to stay in … Continue reading

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Getting There: Victoria to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

😀👣💥 I am finally here at the sweet, picture-perfect, village of St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, exhausted after the 43-hour journey but happy to be back. The whole Camino Françes is ahead of me and for that I am grateful. When Dave and … Continue reading

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Planning a New Journey in 2019

Arriving at a final decision on what Camino to walk and even whether Dave would come at all due to a health issue was a complicated process. He is fine now (thank heavens!) so we are both going to Spain … Continue reading

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Day 2 (September 11, 2015) – 17.1 km., Orisson to Roncesvalles

Climbing over the Pyrenees Mountains was arduous as promised, but the stunning scenery was worth every ounce of effort. It was the way favoured by Napoleon to get his troops in and out of Spain during the Peninsular War and … Continue reading

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Day 1 (September 10, 2015) – 8 km., St. Jean Pied de Port to Orisson

This is unbelieveable! We are pinching ourselves because we will be sleeping tonight on the flanks of the Pyrenees Mountains in Orisson. Orisson is in France, but tomorow we will finish crossing the Pyrenees and arrive in Spain. We wonder … Continue reading

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Camino Frances: The Journey Begins!

Are we ever happy to be here and have one full day to relax and explore in Saint Jean Pied de Port before starting our really long walk (one step at a time). This is such a pretty little French … Continue reading

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