Friday, 30 May 2014

Special Moments ....



Walking to the village of Cirauqui - so exciting to recognize the picture we chose for our blog! 


Going over the Pyrenees was a highlight- the weather was sooo bad, hail winds of up to 50 km/h,
Rain and freezing cold- the hail felt like bullets .. Many people got into trouble that day, a woman broke her collarbone, another fell on her face, another twisted an ankle.. Everyone said it was really hard- but we did it!  Really proud!


At the top! Views forever....


At Roncevalles monastery after crossing the Pyrenees - the sun came out after arriving drenched. All boots drying in the sun and a couple of old men snoozing in the afternoon sun..( could one be Rob?)



After a day of walking over 20 km. A moment on a park bench with feet up...


Another moment in the sun ... Very important to take socks and shoes off every two hours to prevent blisters


Free wine fountain...we had heard about this and came upon it quite suddenly - such fun drinking wine at 8 a.m. In the morning...


These figures the Alto del Perdon monument to pilgrims are so famous and it was a real thrill to be at the top overlooking valleys forever before the mist closed in...


Pilgrims all along the way obsess over their feet... 


Wild cherries- good for cleaning the system...!!!


The "bar" in the middle of nowhere.. Nothing like a cuppa hot chocolate/ coffee.. And a rest.


So much rain and celebrating a bit of wind to dry our washing on the back of our rucksacks...


I loved this entrance to the village if Najera...



The communal meals are great fun, everybody stopping stories of where they are from..


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