Monday, May 16, 2011

Off Tomorrow to the Camino

Here is our plan. Tomorrow Gainesville to Charlotte to Madrid via USAIR. Wednesday we take the train from Madrid to Pamplona. Thursday we start our walk.

In 2008 we hiked the parts of El Camino that are highlighted in red. We started in Figeac, France and walked to Moissac, France. then we hopped a train to St Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees and hiked over the mountains to Pamplona, famous for the running of the bulls among other things.

This time we will start where we ended in 2008 and hope to hike all the part highlighted in blue. That will bring us to Leon, the beginning of the green highlighted section. We hiked that in 2009 from Leon to Santiago. This time, we'd like to repeat a favorite section of the 2009 hike, if time allows.

We have cut about 5 pounds each from the weight of our 2009 packs. That will be nice! We plan to stay in small hotels and boarding houses or B&Bs. Looking forward to the slow pace.


Rich and Judy said...

Sounds great. Have a time. We look for your updates. Rich and Judy

Mrs. Tellez said...

Have a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about the trip.