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First day - St Jean to Roncesvalles - Live


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Sil, I don't know how you do it...but you find the best blogs to read!! Thanks again for allowing me to continue on the road...at my desk...on a lovely summer day...I gotta find a way out!! Oh wait...it is lunch time..See Ya! Karin :D


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I LOVED the way this girl described her walk from St Jean: (She is in Sarria now so you can read all about her trip up until now.)

My guidebook referred to the first day as a ¨baptism of fire.¨ but it´s really not that bad. Which is to say that being baptised in fire (then having the fire put out with acid, and then being punched in the throat by your grandmother) wouldn´t be as bad as climbing those mountains this morning.
But then something magic happens. You turn around and look down the mountain you just climbed, and see all the sheep and tiny fairytale houses and it´s magnificent. Which is handy, because you can pretend to be stopping because you´re wowed by the scenery, when really you´re just trying to stop the heart attack that´s already in progress.
BUT I SWEAR I HAVEN´T EVEN CRIED A LITTLE BIT YET! So basically the trip is already a success.

Wonderful turn of phrase - and I especially enjoyed her post on getting lost:

Lessons learned today:
1. The easy path and the right one are not always going to be the same thing.
2. I should never be trusted to find anything.
3. Seriously, never follow me anywhere.
4. No, really. I'm an idiot with directions.

P.S. Dad, relax. I'm fine. I made it here.

http://whatcolourisyourhairshirt.blogsp ... arria.html



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