Today we left Pamplona and crossed over the alto de perdon (and the really wonderful iron cut-out sculptures of pilgrims. A long climb up, and a long descent. We have both decided we like the climbing better than the descents. The boulders and stones are just killers on the downslopes. Sandy pulled her distal cruciate ligament a bit, so we had to move slowly for a few days. She is doing much better now and wearing a compression band on her right knee.
As we moved along the Camino, we started referring to ourselves as the dos tortugas (two turtles). At the albergue we stayed in last night, I told the owner our nicknames and she said, ¨Yes, and like the turtle you carry your house on your back!
Right now, we are too deep into the experience to say much about it. But I can tell you that the scenery is beyond description with words.
We did have one of those ´¨unbelievable¨ experiences coming over the Pyrennes on the second day. Think SNOW, wind, cold, can´t see the trail except for a few faint footprints that the drifts were filling. I was thinking, Oh, OH…..The Way, Part II.
Praying for all your needs every day. Nothing else to do but walk, anyway.