We are in the Pyrennes. I did about 15 miles in the rain, thunder, lightening, and hail. Fortunately the trail was pretty gentle and it isn’t cold so I just enjoyed the beauty of the Spanish countryside and the rain. I stopped in Zubiri because we heard the hostel Albergue, in our destination town Larassoana is full. Best decision to date. Free Wi-fi and a place to dry our clothes.
Yesterday was a long thirteen mile uphill climb, then a 3 mile steep downhill from St Jean Pied do Port to Roncevalles. I walked over a couple of passes where the wind was wild. As I travelled I reflected on what pilgrims over the last 1,000 years must have thought which was probably what we were thinking today, “It’s a long climb. I’m getting tired. My feet are starting to hurt.”
Last night we went to mass for the blessing of the pilgrims. Again I was struck by the realization that I was standing in a place where pilgrims for over 600 years have received a blessing for a safe camino.
I feel very humble…
Buen Camino – Linda