Kanga, I am sorry to derail this post, but am curious: how on earth did you manage to get anything other than 4 digits in the space where you display every second of each of your caminos, marked: year of past/future caminos?Every time I've slept in Roncesvalles the albergue has been in a different building. Although I think the latest is the old youth hostel, where I once slept, renovated.
Does anyone remember the second night on the CF, in the old school in Zubiri? Freezing cold, with really old wire framed saggy bunks, super thin mattresses, 2 basic toilets, and only a cold water tap outside for washing? We made such good friends because it was like being in the trenches together. Ah, them were the days!