- Year of past OR future Camino
- CF 2016 (May/June)
My wife and I started out of SJPP on Friday, staying our first night in Orrison. The hike up to Orrison was a workout, with rain pretty much the whole way - though the views were still beautiful. Our second day was fog and rain most of the way, and we couldn't see more than 100 yards in any direction. With my excellent guidance, we succeeded in going down the one muddy and steep path they recommended against in the Pilgrim's Office. Fortunately, we all made it down safely to Roncesvalles. Despite all of the bad weather and misdirections, the trip has been great thus far. We've met an amazing group of individuals. In Orisson, the communal meal was highlighted by a rousing singalong and introductions of people from all walks of life. The hike between Orrison went by fast in the company of fellow pilgrims and the beach forest that our muddy path bisected was beautiful even in, and perhaps especially because of, the fog. But above it all, it's the simplicity of the task and the company of others along the way that we have enjoyed and are thankful for, and look forward to over the rest of our journey.