Oh those bespectacled Scottish lads have not walked the Camino otherwise they would never walk 500 more!
Yes today was THE day where 2 young and hopeful Aussies (yes that is me and Tan) put one foot in front of the other and walked 27km to Roncesvalles….crossing into Spain.
Sounds lovely, quaint, charming, idyllic and easy in your armchair there but let me tell you today was extremely hard. We were promised a day of sunshine, we got 3 hours of sun and wind then 5 hours of rain, hail and wind. Lovely day for a stroll….not.
The first 17km was up hill. Well we were crossing the Pyrenees. Then 5km flat, well that is what we were told but through the thick fog on the top, we were unsure about that fact. The last 5km was down hill on a gorgeous country path and the sun was shining now. This was my worse nightmare as the path was slippery and extremely muddy due to all the rain and hail we had during the day. I fell to one knee once and slid many, many times.
The great thing is, it is said that if you can survive the first day, you should be able to survive the whole Camino. So it is all looking good.