I made it from Madrid to Saint Jean Pied de Port in France yesterday – it was a long day on the train and bus. Saint Jean is a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees.
This morning I started walking up the Pyrenees.
I stopped for breakfast after 6 miles, then I walked some more.
I stopped for lunch, then walked the last 6 miles to Roncesvalles, Spain.
It was a fantastic day. The weather was perfect and the scenery phenomenal. The route climbed about 4000 feet over 18 miles so the views were spectacular. Tomorrow the route will descend the other side of the Pyrenees so it should be a nice day as well.
There were quite a few people walking today, a few Americans and Britons, but mostly French, German, and Koreans (I don’t know why). A few other people are walking all th way across Spain, but most are walking for a few days.