Camino Blog

We’ll Keep it Updated Live – Starting from St Jean on 25th April 2018.

12 Days to Go!

12 Days to Go!

Camino #1 (2015) alone from St Jean to Santiago. Camino #2 (2016) with Pat from Sarria. Not long to go now till we start again, this time in St Jean!  We train most mornings walking around a local lake. All the plans to lose 10kg of weight and train...

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Hope the Camino Weather Improves

Hope the Camino Weather Improves

Heading out on the Camino Frances at this time of year can be 'tricky' regarding weather.   The Spanish authorities regard the route over the Pyrenees as closed until 1st April each year, and any Pilgrims requiring rescue before this date can be liable to hefty fines...

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Bangkok to Paris

Bangkok to Paris

It all seems to be about food for Joost and Joostina on the way to the Camino! (Rather like the character in the movie The Way, we seem to eat our way along the journey) With travelling mascots Mr Bean (3rd Camino) and JomJam.     See Full Gallery: Bangkok to Paris...

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Day 1 to Orrison

Day 1 to Orrison

Not quite what we had hoped For on Day 1, but great to have started. Low cloud and rain meant no views and it was really spooky to see Refuge Orrison appear out of the gloom at the last minute.     Met some great people along the way today...   See Full Gallery: Saint...

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Day 2 – Enroute To Roncesvalles

Day 2 – Enroute To Roncesvalles

Day 2 of our Camino takes us over the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles. When I walked this section last time, I had glorious blue skies and clear weather and fantastic views, unfortunately this year, we can see about 50 meters in front of us. Basically it was down to low...

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Day 3 – Roncesvalles to Biskarreta

Day 3 – Roncesvalles to Biskarreta

A short but very pleasant walk from Roncesvalles to Biskarreta  and we made a short detour when we got to Burguete.       We wanted to show our appreciation to the bomberos of Burguete (the local fire brigade rescue team), and so we thought we'd drop in a donation to...

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Day 4 – To Zubiri and Akerreta

Day 4 – To Zubiri and Akerreta

Today is another short walk to Zubiri. It should be about 10 kilometers. The only thing that concerns me is the steep downhill section into Zubiri, which I haven't walked before and which apparently can be slippery in the wet. We had a taste of that coming into...

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Day 5 – To Pamplona

Day 5 – To Pamplona

The Cat Cafe We're just on our way to Pamplona and stopping for coffee in Zuriain and it looks like they now have a cat cafe on the Camino.     Pat is managing to unload lots of her salami to the cats here and they won't leave her alone. It's smoked up sausage or...

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Day 6 – Pamplona to Uterga

Day 6 – Pamplona to Uterga

We had a very pleasant walk over Alto del Perdón from Pamplona to Uterga. It was nice to escape the rain until the last hour or so on the way down to Uterga, when the rain became a bit lumpy, in other words hale. It was interesting to see some pilgrims had ridden...

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Day 7 – Uterga to Puente La Reina

Day 7 – Uterga to Puente La Reina

A very short walk today, only about 9 kilometers. But we wanted to have an easy day so that we could take in the church of Santa Maria at Eunate. It was a very pleasant walk across farmland to get there, but just as we arrived two tour buses turned up. Talking to the...

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