C-Day -1

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.

imageimageWe’ve circumnavigated the town following a procession of brass band, Morris dancers and sheep herders (including sheep).


imageimageWe 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.

img_0614.jpgimg_0626-1.jpgWhat 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!

Lunch by the river in Bayonne.
I’m not sure how I’d feel being penned up while strange men wore the skins of my ancestors!
Waiting for the bus at Bayonne station.

4 thoughts on “C-Day -1”

      1. Forget the last text don’t know what I did!!!!!! I wrote in Italian but it didn’t come out right!!!!!!!!!!! Just want you to have a great time xxxxxxxxxxx

  1. Well, Jim you are on your way. Good start, only 89 days to go 🙂 . Hope Debbie is okay now. Over the Pyrenees eh during the day, on your knees at the end of it I would think. Have fun, good luck to you both. Dave & Tina xx

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