Arrondissement de Bayonne

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  • Day4

    The start of the Camino. Tomorrow is a 17 mile walk mostly up hill and down the other side of the Pyrenees into Spain. I awoke this morning in Biarritz and found some breakfast...a croissant and an espresso, typical for here it seems but it worked. I made my way into the center of town and met up with two women from Denmark who were headed to the same place, joined them and made my way here around 1pm. So, St Jean Pied de amazing town. Lots of outdoor cafe’s. I went to the Pilgrim office, got my passport validated, checked into the municipal alberge, bought a walking stick and checked out the town. I had dinner tonight with my bunk mates from the Netherlands, Italy and France....a “pilgrims meal” which is a high protein inexpensive meal that is commonly served along the way. A shower next, organize my pack and to bed. Almost 9pm here. Thank you everyone for checking in! A special thanks to Damian Brockway for all his help with cameras and technical stuff!Read more

  • Day44

    Saint Jean Pied de Port 23 km

    August 30, 2017 in France

    Wow nun bin ich in Saint Jean Pied de Port angekommen. Ein berauschendes Gefühl es bis hier Geschafft zu haben. Noch ein Tag dann habe ich Frankreich über die Pyrenäen verlassen. Bin im Moment mit einer kleinen Gruppe unterwegs, was richtig Spass macht. Mit dabei ist die Jesssika die von Leibzig bis runter läuft, habe sie mal kurz gesehen als ich mit Benno gewandert bin und Tailer aus Amerika mit ihr bin ich vor le Puy gelaufen.Read more

  • Day10

    Hondarribia to Hendaye

    May 17, 2017 in France

    This was a travel day, with a little bit of walking. OK, probably more than a little bit of walking as my fitbit recorded 28,200 steps. 😊

    I took the ferry across the estuary from Hondarribia to Hendaye. A very pleasant little jaunt, on a sunny morning. There were just four of us in the boat.

    My plan was to walk from Hendaye to Saint Jean de Luz, but after walking along Hendaye Plage, I decided that I didn't really want to do this. I walked back along the beach, through the town and along the estuary to the railway station. The estuary/river walk is part of a GR route and a few people stopped me to ask where I was going! Two Italian men were particularly keen to chat, as they had walked the Camino Francés a few years ago.

    I hung around the train station for a while, before taking the train to Bayonne. This was so much faster and more comfortable than the bus.
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  • Day2

    Well, it took all of the above-- and a buses too-- but I've made it to my starting point, St. Jean Pied de Port, France.

    Picked up my pilgrim's "passport," found a room for the night, hit an ATM, and enjoyed dinner-- the best pizza I've ever had in France!

    My day started at 1AM (thank you, jet lag) so I'm feeling loopy, and having a rough time keeping my eyes open. I'll be a *really* early night. Tomorrow I start walking toward Santiago.Read more

  • Day3

    Could barely sleep last night from the sound of a wind storm. The wind continued all day while we walked across the Pyrenees. Naturally, the wind was either blowing us back or sideways. So we had to walk uphill against the wind. 😣

    Arrived at Roncesvalles around 2:30, had a brief rest, and continued on to Espinal. About 15 miles altogether.

  • Day1

    And so it begins ...

    September 10, 2017 in France

    ... with a single step on a French cobblestone lane under a stone arch which has seen millions of pilgrims over many centuries. Coleen and I add our names to the traveling ledger of wayfarers who have preceded us. Today was a short day but a steep up thru the mists and rains of the Pyrenees. Tomorrow we will summit these mountains and nightfall will find us sleeping under Spanish skies.

  • Day47

    Day 44: Sauveterre-de-Béarn - Ostabat

    September 28, 2016 in France

    Distance: 26.3k (992.5/799.3)
    Weather: 25C and sunny
    Mood: Good
    Blisters: 0
    Staying at: Gite Aireona

    On probably the most scenic walk of the camino, we (Irma, Marc and I) started to encounter more and more pilgrims and to be honest, it didn't fill us with much excitement. Three main routes come together just before Ostabat and little groups of mainly female pensionados are crowding the route.
    Irma and I once again discussed switching to Del Norte, which is much quieter. Even the atmosphere in the perfectly lovely Gite was different. More distant, less interaction... Not our kind of way...
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  • Day10


    May 17, 2017 in France

    I checked into the little hotel on arrival in Bayonne and did the usual ritual of having a shower, washing my clothes and setting up an improvised laundry line. I then went out for a little ramble around the city.

    The other Baztán peregrinas arrived a little later and we chatted as though we were old friends. A great start to the next part of the adventure!

  • Day3

    Easy travel day

    May 10, 2017 in France

    Today's travel went very smoothly. I know that we all complain about Ryanair, but the Dublin to Biarritz flight is super-efficient. I had no problem with my slightly oversized backpack, or with taking my walking poles as hand luggage. It was great not to have to check in a bag.

    Bus from Biarritz to Hendaye, followed by a stroll across the bridge between France and Spain. Then a shortish walk to the hostel in Hondarribia.Read more

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