- Past OR future Camino
- Several alone and with children
Stayed at the youth hostel that was far from glamorous but met every single need we had, great location and i’d do it again in a heart beat! Due to pandemic had a room to ourselves which was their rule. Got up arrived to mass at exactly 0700, bells were chiming as we went through the door! I could not believe it, five years ago we were in le Piy I think August 20th, our mass had I think about 14 people there, we all sat in the front rows and has a lengthy conversation with the Priest and nun, so lengthy we missed the “ opening of the special door”, as we went to the room for our stamps and I think stood around for an hour chatting. Today Every pew, even in the back was populated, they were not shoulder to shoulder but they were far from empty!!! The whole side of the wall was lined deep with backpacks. Families, young kids were present!!! A beautifully diverse population of pilgrims!!!! We were the only two USA citizens, I think one Canadian. With a show of hands almost everyone was from France. I think about 12 we’re not out of a mass full of people. We had a wonderful day!!! Many of the French appeared to be college aged, something I can’t say I noticed 5 years ago. A WONDERFUL group of happy pilgrims! We walked in big bubbles all day long!!! We walked very much alone five years ago. Don’t get me wrong five years ago was my perfect Camino, but this certainly is not a repeat of it… and I like it!!!
Off to bed!!!
Off to bed!!!