Camino de Santiago 2016

Every single one of us possesses the strength to attempt something he isn't sure he can accomplish. It can be running a mile, or a 10 k race, or 100 miles. It can be changing a career, losing 5 lbs., or telling someone you love her (or him).
-- Scott Jurek

Old age is the time to be dangerous. Dangerously fun loving, dangerously alive . . . This is the time to do every single thing we can possibly do with all the life we can bring to it. This is the time to live with an edge, with strength, with abandon. There is nothing for which to save our energy. Now it is simply time to spend time well.
-- Joan Chittister

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Travel days May 23, 24

After a long day traveling, I'm in St. Jean Pied de Port - literally, St. John at the foot of the pass. Tomorrow I'll walk the first and most challenging section of the Camino; it's only 15 miles, but it has 4800' of elevation gain as it goes over the Pyrenees foothills. 

Today is gorgeous - sunny and warm.
And the streets are full of tourists and pilgrims. 
Tomorrow starts a few days of rain. I just hope the climb tomorrow won't be like two years ago when we had frigid temperatures an snow!

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