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Live - Camino Francés Day 1

2020 Camino Guides

Sher

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning first Camino May (2019)
Started walking the Camino Francis on May 15th. That first day was SO HARD! It felt like it was all uphill!! Mid-Morning I thought there is no way I can do this! But I decided to just go slow and enjoy the breathtaking views! It was an amazing day! It took me longer than most pilgrims ( nearly 10 hours) but I feel great now and no blisters! Optimism for the rest of the Camino! The Albergue at Roncesvalles is awesome by the way!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, May - June 2020 SJPDP to SDC
Started walking the Camino Francis on May 15th. That first day was SO HARD! It felt like it was all uphill!! Mid-Morning I thought there is no way I can do this! But I decided to just go slow and enjoy the breathtaking views! It was an amazing day! It took me longer than most pilgrims ( nearly 10 hours) but I feel great now and no blisters! Optimism for the rest of the Camino! The Albergue at Roncesvalles is awesome by the way!!
Well done Sher. Hope the good weather continues.
 

André Walker

Never loosing my way: always standing on it
Camino(s) past & future
Holland-St.Jean, Frances, Del Norte, VdlP.
And you are right: that first day is all uphill. But you've done it. There'll be some more climbing ahead, but it'll not be as hard as the first day. By then you're used to walking.

You'll be laughing at the mountains and hills, welcoming them as your friend. And they will be so happy to be climbed by you!

Yes, I'm sure from now on it'll be bocadillos, tortillas, café con leche and vino tinto all the way to Santiago. And maybe some contemplation and meaningful encounters along your way as well.

Whatever your Camino has in store for you: enjoy it.

Buen Camino.
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
Well done! Now you can apply this well earned lesson again many times on the way to SdC. Slow and easy & always take time to smell the roses! Good luck!
 

CdnDreamer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (12, 15 & 18) San Salvador (18), Portuguese (19)
I've signed up to follow your blog. What beautiful pictures! You certainly had a great day to cross the mountains. I am looking forward to following your journey.

Buen Camino!
 

RemysMimi

Hooked on the Camino!!
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2018)
Frances or Portuguese (2020)
Started walking the Camino Francis on May 15th. That first day was SO HARD! It felt like it was all uphill!! Mid-Morning I thought there is no way I can do this! But I decided to just go slow and enjoy the breathtaking views! It was an amazing day! It took me longer than most pilgrims ( nearly 10 hours) but I feel great now and no blisters! Optimism for the rest of the Camino! The Albergue at Roncesvalles is awesome by the way!!
It was the hardest day for me and it is all uphill. I thought I would literally "die on that mountain".
 

Rover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis, Fall 2016
Started walking the Camino Francis on May 15th. That first day was SO HARD! It felt like it was all uphill!! Mid-Morning I thought there is no way I can do this! But I decided to just go slow and enjoy the breathtaking views! It was an amazing day! It took me longer than most pilgrims ( nearly 10 hours) but I feel great now and no blisters! Optimism for the rest of the Camino! The Albergue at Roncesvalles is awesome by the way!!
I some respects, the first day is the most difficult. This is the real deal and as you correctly observed the first day out of SJPP is steep and unrelentless, it's a baptism by fire experience. Now for the good news. From here on out, it's gets easier but not without its ups and down, for sure. Congratulations, you made it to Orrison and now you're on your way to Santiago. The best is yet to come. Have a great journey.
 

kdespot

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés SJPP-SdC Sept-Oct 2016
I signed on to follow you, too. Love your enthusiasm and your photos. I look forward to hearing about and seeing your adventures. I'm pea green with envy. There's only one first time.
 

Juspassinthrough

in our minds, we're vagabonds, you and I
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Inglés 2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Camino Aragonés (2023)
Started walking the Camino Francis on May 15th. That first day was SO HARD! It felt like it was all uphill!! Mid-Morning I thought there is no way I can do this! But I decided to just go slow and enjoy the breathtaking views! It was an amazing day! It took me longer than most pilgrims ( nearly 10 hours) but I feel great now and no blisters! Optimism for the rest of the Camino! The Albergue at Roncesvalles is awesome by the way!!
Did you happen to run in to some students from Texas A&M? I’ll meet up with them in Villar de Mazarife after I complete the Inglés.

You’re over the hump, it all gets easier from here. It’ll still challenge you but, you now know you can do it.

Buen Camino!
 

Sher

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning first Camino May (2019)
Did you happen to run in to some students from Texas A&M? I’ll meet up with them in Villar de Mazarife after I complete the Inglés.

You’re over the hump, it all gets easier from here. It’ll still challenge you but, you now know you can do it.

Buen Camino!
No, but I will tell you if I meet them!
 

Sher

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning first Camino May (2019)
Walking into Santiago tomorrow... it has
Started walking the Camino Francis on May 15th. That first day was SO HARD! It felt like it was all uphill!! Mid-Morning I thought there is no way I can do this! But I decided to just go slow and enjoy the breathtaking views! It was an amazing day! It took me longer than most pilgrims ( nearly 10 hours) but I feel great now and no blisters! Optimism for the rest of the Camino! The Albergue at Roncesvalles is awesome by the way!!
 

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