Monthly Archives: May 2013

Day 7 Ayegui to Los Arcos

Today was marked by a number of highlights. 1. I found this wonderful product yesterday for blisters. It’s like a knitted tube with a gel casing on the inside of the tube and one cuts off as much as needed … Continue reading

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Day 6 Puente la Reina to Ayegui

Puente la Reina to Ayegui The day started well. I have my deformed toes nicely bandaged, my pack feels good, there’s a hint of blue sky in the distance and it’s only 22 km today. We set a comfortable pace … Continue reading

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Day 5 Pamplona to Puente la Reina

Is it raining? I had had no idea how important this would become. I peered out the window at the wee hour of 6 am. Breakfast was a few pieces of toast and jam or cheese and tea or coffee. Rain … Continue reading

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Day 4 Zubiri to Pamplona

I cannot believe 20 km would feel like forever. It’s not like I didn’t sleep all that well. Despite one incredibly gifted snorer in our room of 8 people, I felt like I had some solid zzzzzz. Although it was … Continue reading

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Day 3 Roncesvalles to Zubiri

The lights came on at 6 am. One of the fellows from France who was sharing our cubicle of 4 beds, the one who said he didn’t snore, looked somewhat ashamed when I pointed out his error. We all trekked … Continue reading

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Day 2 Orisson to Roncesvalles

Just keep moving, don’t look down. That’s how I felt an hour or so later, after we left Orisson. The owner, bless him, had offered to carry our packs until the road ended and the track to the mountain pass … Continue reading

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Day 1 St Jean Pied de Port to Orisson

I never imagined I would think longingly of the Grouse Grind. It’s hard, but it’s over in an hour, you get to have a coffee at the end, and you can take the sky ride down. The first section of … Continue reading

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