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There is no such thing as a typical pilgrim….pilgrims (peregrinos) come in all shapes and sizes, all ages, all backgrounds, from every corner of the world. They are students, doctors, teachers, lay; religious, Christian and peoples of other faith. They are retirees, unemployed, able bodied, disabled and they even come on 4 legs, yes mans […]
So some of you will have heard about Jammy Dodgers when we go home we are thinking of a new line of biscuits Jammy Pilgrims! This morning we got up early 5:30am, partially because we had a very long walk ahead, our longest so far, over 30km and partly because there was a chance of […]
As a rule the day starts early usually around 6am, if you are in a dormitory others are up and moving at that stage so a lie in is impossible, plus you are required to vacate by 8am. If you have a chance to lie in you must weigh the extra time in bed with […]
Some of you may wonder what a pilgrim hostel is like so I thought I’d describe our stay at the monastery in Roncevalles. We arrived at the hostel about 2pm, we joined the line of pilgrims waiting to check in, we got our pilgrim credincials/passport stamped and then booked in, ordered the pilgrim menu for […]
Day 1: St Jean Pied de Port to Orisson Beginnings are always fun, exciting and a little terrifying. I had butterflies in my stomach as we set out this morning. The walk was short, just 8km/5 miles but we were concerned the longer distances in the mountains especially at this early stage would be too […]