So far I haven’t taken one step and will be leaving in 2 days. I am still researching and reading everything available…..undoubtedly, I need to let it go and say enough is enough, “I AM READY!”
September 10, 2017
I find it hard to believe I am doing this. I left Lynchburg by train early this morning, my first small step, and got into NYC by mid-afternoon. Then off by subway to JFK. All these connections and flights were pre-purchased back in January (at a good discount) and I’m amazed and lucky, it all worked out.
September 11, 2017
The flight from JFK to Madrid was uneventful. It was the red-eye express…6 1/2 hours…and wouldn’t you know it….I woke up just in time to land.
The bus ride from the Madrid Airport to Pamplona Spain was dead easy. Even with the language barrier, I still managed to get tickets, transfers and know when to get off. The all day bus ride arrived as scheduled. Then it was a 20 minute hike at 9 pm at night, across the historic downtown district to my hotel. I was dead tired,
September 12, 2017
The bus ride to Saint-Jean Pied De Port France was just about full of Camino pilgrims. Backpacks are a sure give away and I met so many Brazil, England, Germany, New Zealand and USA.
Finally we arrive in SJPdP and take the short walk to the Hotel Beilari that I’m sharing in a three bed bunk room.
Finally it‘s off to the shower, wash myself and my clothes then a communial dinner with the other twenty camino’s guest.
Tomorrow is day one.