We’re Off! Leaving today from St. Jean Pied du Port.
Too much excitement about the trip led to very poor sleep last night. Not the way I hoped to begin my hike up the Pyrenees. But, walk we must.
We arrived at the starting point, St. Jean this morning. A very charming, old town with wonderful shops…linens, chocolates and espadrilles of every color! No shopping for me on this journey of simplicity and learning to live with less.
From this vantage point, the mountains look beautiful and green, though they are topped with fog. I am assured that there are ground level markers, so I can stay on the trail.
Tonight, we will stay on the mountain, at the Refuge of Orisson, a hostel. This will be my first experience with bunk beds and communal baths since summer camp. Tomorrow, we walk to Roncevalles, our next wi-fi location. Stay tuned.