Left the bags at the hotel, I use the term loosely as it feels more like a hostel, and are currently sitting in the town square with a beer.
We started making our way back to catch the bus and took the opportunity to walk round Bayonne cathedral. A calm and peaceful interlude. Arrived at the bus station at the required time and boarded the bus. It was full but we grabbed the back seat so Debbie could wave to the cars behind (just won’t let her childhood go). A beautiful bus ride with rolling hills that meandered across the countryside in the foothills of the Pyrenees. After an hour and twenty minutes and an afternoon nap we arrived in St Jean Pied de Port.
What a beautiful town, a must for anyone regardless of whether you’re walking the Camino or not. We checked into our room (nice room) and then visited the ‘passport office’ to pick up our Camino passport (including our first Camino stamp). A walk through this charming town and a most excellent meal has left us relaxed in our room contemplating a seven o’clock start for a 7-9 hour walk over the Pyrenees, the toughest day of the whole Camino!