Up and about early to get the train – managed to get our tickets from the machine no problem!
Bordeaux to Bayonne then an hours wait for the next train so we wandered off to get breakfast. Warm and blue sky – how wonderful to sit outside at a streetside cafe.
We travelled by train from Bayonne to Cambo les Bain then as the track was out for maintenance we were bussed up into the Pyrenees. Fab scenery!
Waited for the Pilgrim’s Office to open and spotted a Hummingbird Hawk-moth on a nearby flower. Sadly realised my camera was on the wrong setting to get a decent shot 🙁
Checked into the Pilgrim’s Office in Saint Jean Pied de Port – many pilgrims here of a whole variety of nationalities. Received our credencials (pilgrim’s passports, which we’ll need to get stamped every day that we walk) and our first stamp.
Explored a little and checked into Gite Ultreia. J went swimming in the river and we had a picnic tea.
After a few hours J realised that she couldn’t find the bag that she’d had earlier – it contained all their money! She kept calm and tried to think where she last had it. The Pilgrim’s Office so she dashed back up the hill and there it was still sitting on the desk where she’d left it. All the money still inside. Phew! More camino magic at work!
Late evening I sat by the church watching as the Crag Martins gathered in the dusk to roost.
There is a distinct air of expectation and anticipation in the air.