Camino: Here we come!

‘Twas the night before the Camino and all through the Maison Simonenia, not a peregrino was stirring not even a little bit. We are all ready to begin our adventure tomorrow.

Upon our arrival to our dwelling yesterday, Maison Simonenia, we were given our pilgrim passport. This passport needs to be stamped at least twice each day to show that we have walked the distance we are claiming in Santiago de Compostela. As a pilgrim, you must walk at least 100KM of the Camino to get your official credential. Therefore, it is a very important document which you can not lose.

This morning we visited the pilgrim office here in St. Jean Pied de Port and got our first stamp. Our hearts filled as we realized this is really the beginning! Our pilgrim consultant Nathalia, gave us information on the best route to take to Roncesvalles, which would be the Napoleon route rather than the Valcarlos route that is on a winding road with no shoulder. We also received our white seashell which identified us as pilgrims.

Getting our first stamp from Nathalia. We communicated with each other in Spanish, French and a little English.
The pilgrim office in St. Jean Pied de Port. The air is full of excitement from the pilgrims as well as the consultants.
The shell and the passport. We are officially pilgrims!

Tonight, we’ll check we have what we need for our walk in our packs. We’re starting early in the morning as it is the most difficult day with lots of climbing. Next time we communicate with you all will be from Spain. Aurevoir!

11 responses to “Camino: Here we come!”

  1. Maria McCullough Avatar
    Maria McCullough

    Congratulations and God speed. I’m envious and so very proud of you.

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    1. Thank you so much Maria. You are such an inspiration to me. Much love to you💕💕


  2. I’m late to read this so by now you have finished your first leg and I know that you flew over those roads! Can’t wait for your post…xoxoxo

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    1. We actually start tomorrow morning at 6:00AM. A steep climb over the Pyrenees awaits us. 😘❤️

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  3. You got this! Looking forward to doing this journey with you as you share your stories and pics ❤️

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    1. Thank you Prima! I’ll be keeping you posted for sure. 😘❤️


  4. Sending you lots of love every step of the way. Godspeed, fair winds, and sturdy feet. ❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you Jojo! ❤️


  5. How exciting!

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  6. What an incredible journey! Best wishes!

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