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JPSmit
06-18-2012, 11:07 AM
Well, Day 3 and a quick check in after I said I would disconnect. The flight to Paris was uneventful but tight (think school bus with wings) It was however late so we missed our train. Took the later train and had to sit on folding seats inbetween the cars. That wasn┤t so bad but the conductor neglected to mention the train split at DAX - and we were on the wrong half. Found out two stops later and caught a train back to Bayonne, but the last train had left. (I got to use all my high school french to good effect and the French railway folk were more than helpful!) Next day got to St Jean and started walking - hot and late! so we only went 5 km - did I mention it was all uphill. Next day cool and foggy - perfect for walking across a mountain. Walked the remaining 22km to Roncevaux. One highlight was being above the clouds, just where the road ends and finding a Camino snack truck complete with coffee! (simple pleasures) That night satyed in a very cool hostel - four beds per alcove, a row of 30? alcoves per floor. New & clean. This am another 22km across the rest of the mountains. I am sore but no blisters! so far so good! Have met folk from many nations and snoring is universal! BTW, don┤t tell SWMBO I looked but cool old Citroens, Lada Nivas and lots of old Nissan Patrols and Landys. very fun!
Will keep you posted as possible. Buen Camino!

DrEntropy
06-18-2012, 11:09 AM
:savewave:

Mickey Richaud
06-18-2012, 11:10 AM
Good to hear you arrived safely.

Still jealous, though...

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Guest
06-18-2012, 11:13 AM
Well, Day 3 and a quick check in after I said I would disconnect. The flight to Paris was uneventful but tight (think school bus with wings) It was however late so we missed our train. Took the later train and had to sit on folding seats inbetween the cars.

Soooooo, you were supposed to fly in on a bus with wings but it turned into a train and then cars because it was late. This sounds like Cinderella on acid...you are staying away from the brown acid, right? <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Gliderman8
06-18-2012, 11:49 AM
Be safe, have fun.


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Basil
06-18-2012, 12:07 PM
BTW, don┤t tell SWMBO I looked but cool old Citroens,

Ya could probably fit a Deux Chevaux in your carry-on coming back :rolleyes:

aeronca65t
06-18-2012, 01:56 PM
No blisters is good!

Stay in touch if you can.

Boink
06-18-2012, 02:57 PM
Bon jour. :cooler: We leave for Paris on Thursday.

NutmegCT
06-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Travel problems? Getting there is half the fun!

Buen viaje hombre - y que vaya con Dios!

Tom

JPSmit
06-19-2012, 04:58 PM
Quick update. First off we are in a 5 star hotel on the edge of the square Castillo in Pamplona. Its my birthday and time for a break. Had the most amazing tapas and then paella tonight. And cheap amazing. First the bad news SWMBO is having blister issues that might affect her ability to keep walking. We will see. Walked through a lot of rain today. Last night at supper we were at a table of six and I got to use every language i have ever learned or tried to learn. English French Dutch Spanish and Korean. That is the.fun of Camino.

DNK
06-19-2012, 05:05 PM
Splendid place to enjoy a birthday at.
Good Luck JP

Gliderman8
06-19-2012, 05:12 PM
Happy B'day JP. Save us a piece of cake!

DNK
06-19-2012, 08:35 PM
It's a Birthday ,Elliot.
Not a wedding

Gliderman8
06-19-2012, 09:05 PM
:lol:

JPSmit
06-20-2012, 01:57 PM
First the bad news SWMBO is having blister issues that might affect her ability to keep walking. We will see.

So, today. Walked only a very shoirt distance, 5 km. My wife in sandels. Got to the Albergue and the first words out of the owners lips were, Ęget a shower and if you have problems with your feet I will fix them.ĘSWMBO did that, the woman drained fluid from under a toenail, fixed her dressing on the blister and repaired her shoes - which were causing the problem. Amazing! So, hopefully back on schedule tomorrow. This Albergue is lovely - orange trees and shade. Had a pilgrims meal tonoght (OK) and now watch the sunset to walk tomorrow. All in all a very good day!

Mickey Richaud
06-20-2012, 01:59 PM
Thanks for the update! Sounds like the "doctor" has seen her share of foot issues.

aeronca65t
06-20-2012, 03:51 PM
Glad to hear this.
Blisters are the worst (especially for me....I have a weird foot issue that makes them worse).

When a bunch of our Boy Scouts and parents went to the Philmont camp (in NM), they all said the hardest part of the week was the blisters.

DNK
06-20-2012, 06:38 PM
What year did you do Philmont?

aeronca65t
06-20-2012, 06:52 PM
Never did. I could never get the time off.
But all I ever heard from the kids and parents about Philmont was the blisters.

startech47
06-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Your pack should be a maximum of 20 pounds before adding the food and a maximum of 40 pounds with food. Remember 1 pound on your feet (shoes) is the same as 10 pounds in the pack. Only the adults in our group had blisters, their packs were way over weight.