Day 1 Continued – St Jean to Orisson

After a bite of lunch in St Jean (no shopping), we took off uphill. The steepness of the slope was shocking, but the scenery was beautiful.

The MINUTE we got on the trail, it started raining. For a while, we were walking on pavement, which wasn’t too bad. When the trail switched over to a dirt track, the going became slippery and difficult. That’s when I fell in love with my trekking poles. No accidents allowed! John really enjoyed the wildflowers along the way.

Our refuge for the night greeted us with two top bunks, the last in the place. That’s okay, they had a cute concierge,

Dinner was a fun group event, with folks from a dozen countries standing up to greet the group and discuss their reason for walking the Camino. My table mate, Seiko, from Japan, taught us all to make oragami birds from our placemats.

Cold night. I slept in my clothes. “Slept” is not the right term. Other than the lady who snored like a freight train all night, the other 9 souls in the room spent the hours waiting for dawn and planning revenge.

10 thoughts on “Day 1 Continued – St Jean to Orisson

  1. The adventure has truly begun…..hope day 3 is drier! Will look forward to hearing about your next stop!

  2. Kristen Hohman May 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I’m laughing at the idea of John in the bunk bed!

  3. Stacey BRooks May 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I am so moved by your first two posts…and can’t wait to follow along. Be safe!

  4. Sally Spilman May 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Trish were you a writer before you became a hiker…I am so engaged…your posts are fabulous….so touched by our trek and blog….will be anxiously awaiting the installment.

  5. Agree with you Kristen. John Deford in a bunk bed????? LMAOROTF!

  6. Carolie & Pokey May 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I think WET is the part I would find hardest…hardy souls thou art!

  7. I absolutely loved your photos and your notes. The scenery looks stunning. !4 miles in one day !!! Aunt Vee

  8. Trish you are in Asturias..birthplace of my mother and dad. Stop for a moment and thank God for sending them to the US where they met and married. Gracias. Don’t forget banio and servicio.

  9. I am always that lady snoring like a freight train! (it’s so embarrassing to know you are pissing everyone off while you sleep) – I hope she finds a slower route than you so she doesn’t repeat the night of no sleeping!

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