Not only does the Aca y Alla serve a delicious communal meal in the evening, it serves an equally lovely breakfast in the morning – and they asked us when we wanted it! So after another good fuelling and conversations with our fellow guests, we set off towards Pamplona. I remember coming up this hill … More Into the city – to Pamplona
No photograph can do justice to a Pyrenean morning. The dawn light over the mountains is just stunning, and again I could have sat on the decking area (this time with a café con leche) and just stared my way through from darkness to dawn to day. Love it. And it seemed to be a … More Up and over – to Roncesvalles
After a long drive which I slept through in parts, we arrived in St Jean. I remember it as tiny, not much more than a steep street stretching past the pilgrim office and up to the castle, but then we just tumbled off the train and had little time to sightsee. Now suddenly there was … More From the beginning – to Orisson
One of the great joys of walking a camino is meeting its people; the young and the old, from all nations and walks of life. Usually you end up with someone’s contact details and stay in touch for a while or for good, taking the camino friendship into the ‘real’ world. And sometimes it happens … More Pre-camino visit in France
This time there really were three Day 0 before my camino started properly. The first was the day I finished my packing and left the house with my Scouse Spouse to spend the night in Liverpool. The flight to Dublin was so early that I would have needed a taxi to make it, and the … More Camino Sola ’19, Day 0 x 3
Yes, I am back! There will be words, but Life has been a bit overwhelming in the (is it really??) week and a half since I came home. Anyway, having done the packing photo thing, I will now do the un-packing list thing before I forget. I carried: Green Tempest 30 pack, brilliant as always, … More Un-packing list CF Sola ’19
I never thought I would, and I might not again, but here it is – my packing list in folded and laid-out form. Of course I forgot my sleeping bag, which was still hanging about drying after getting a permethrin spray yesterday, and my shoes, which are in the hall – out of sight, out … More I did the packing photo thing!