This is at Matagrande.. It wa across on top of the highest point we climbed today
8 September 2016
On our way to Atapuerca. We left early. It was misty and foggy. It was cold too. But it helped us climb the mountain.
7 September 2016
This is at Belorado.. It's not a big town. The priest here is nice Fr Jose Antonio .
6 September 2016
At sto Domingo .. We stayed at the albergue of the Cistercian Sisters. I was also able to concelebrate at mass with Fr Gonzalvo
Najera ..we walked early today .. At 6:30am.
5 September 2016
Saw this signs on the wall... One written with passion , the other just a practical advise
There's this fence beside the sawmill where pilgrims leave crosses
4 September 2016
Logroño.. A university town . Best hotel we stayed so far.. They have AC ... Which is rare here in Spain
I find the town of Viana beautiful ... This is where I saw many artists
Taking a much needed lunch break in Viana
Met a couple of pilgrims from Lichtenstein , Sue and Susan . We went to visit the church do the sepulcher , as we leave Los Arcos
3 September 2016
Celebrated mass in this beautiful church of Nuestra Señora de Los Arcos. This is had a very impressive retablo. The altar of the church is intricately crave d of the mysteries of the blessed Mother Mary.
2 September 2016
Leaving the puente Del reina at 8:30am ..
1 September 2016
Refreshing break from the hot weather
We passed by Alto Del Perdon..
Leaving Pamplona to puente Del reina
31 August 2016
The cathedral of Pamplona
Arriving in Pamplona
Church in Trinidad
30 August 2016
Tired feet on our way to Zubiri
29 August 2016
It was cold climbing up to Roncesvalles .
Left Orisson in good spirits
28 August 2016
We finally reached our destination yesterday at Orisson.. This was the hardest part of the walk. The path is steep. It's unforgiving . We start at St. Jean with a very steep climb right from the beginning. Just a constant climb with very few plateaus . But we made it in 3 hours. We went back to St Jean for the night . We are grateful that we didn't have body aches, blisters or sunburn.
Walk in the clouds..
Scenes from our first day of walk.
The first day of the Camino. We are walking to Orisson. A small refugio in the mountains of the Pyrenees. The climb is arduous. We decided to just walk up to Orisson , about 6miles and 800 meters . It took us almost 3 hrs of walking. Our walk was slow and we frequently rest and took pictures . The scenery took my breath away, undulating hills , isolated red brick roof chateaus , herd of sheep with the sound of the bells from their necks and fog covering the hills and disappearing after a moment to reveal a picturesque view. The pictures will not do justice to what I've seen. One needs to be here to fully capture the beauty of this place.
Praise be to God.
Left the hotel this morning to start our Camino. We're full of excitement .
Today is the start of our walk. We begin our journey in the town of St. Jean-pied -de-Port ( St. John at the foot of the pass) . We will be walking the steepest part of the Camino. For today , instead of walking the 24 miles to Roncesvalles, we will walk for 6 miles to Orisson. Then tomorrow , we will go on the rest of the way.
Accompany us in your prayers as we will remember you in ours.
27 August 2016
The pension where we stayed. Highly recommended. It's in the the town proper. A 10 min walk into town. But it's clean.. And the staff is friendly. They even have an aperitif for the guests in the evening.