Category: Camino 2022 The WHOLE Way

  • Pamplona. A Great Day. Slow WiFi.

    So much to tell, so little bandwidth to do so. Day 3 was walking into Pamplona. Yes! THAT Pamplona ala the running of the bulls. We just missed them a month ago. Walking into a metropolis is not the most fun, so by the time we arrived at our lodging, we were a bit snarly […]

  • We Expected Yesterday to Be the Hardest. Surprise!

    Having survived Day 1, we looked forward to Day 2 being shorter by 4K. The weather report said 88% chance of rain throughout the route, so we thought we were so smart to anticipate that it might still be a long day due rain. Knowing we’d be donning rain gear a good portion of the […]

  • We Made It. ‘Nuf Said.

    Before and After We left St. Jean Pied de Port at 8:15 am. The red, white and green flags were strewn across the old town’s cobblestone streets to celebrate a Basque festival. We enjoyed marching bands during the day before and tried not to listen to the bands that played two-hour sets at 9 pm, […]

  • Getting To the Starting Point: LAX-Biarritz-St. Jean Pied de Port

    We left LAX at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, arrived Paris at 9:30 a.m. and then connected to a flight to Biarritz. We got to Biarritz hotel around 4 p.m. Saturday and pinkie swore that we would not go to bed until dark.       We found a restaurant around the corner from our […]

  • The Story of My Camino Shells

    The symbol of the Camino is the scallop shell. It is rare to see someone walking without a big one hanging outside the backpack. Donna and I bought ours Day 2 of our first Camino, the Portuguese Coastal Route in Spring of 2017. We carried them again on the 300 miles of the French Way […]