On the road, end of week 1

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.

About bstrangetx

Born and raised in Ely, Nevada. Attended Gonzaga University ('66).Particpated in Gonzaga-in-Florence (64-65 AY). Served in US Army; retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Former adjunct instructor @ University of the Incarnate Word (16 years). Worked for San Antonio Water System and Maritz, Inc. Past pilgrim on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela (Apr/May 2013) Currently seeking objectivity and non-dual thinking.
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1 Response to On the road, end of week 1

  1. gene townsend says:

    Sounds great! Hang in there.
    Gene Townsend

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