day 0 of the camino

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Don’t worry, we don’t plan to bombard your inbox/reader newsfeed every day with a day-by-day summary of our Camino.

Depending on how it goes and subject to wifi capabilities, we will share occasionally on this blog where we are at, with some photos! However, the plan is to share a Camino Diary elsewhere for those who may be interested. So we will attempt to post a short video at the end of each day on our FB page and share a more daily personal (and possible raw) reflection from both of us on our other blog.

In addition, a note to all the blogs we follow and regularly read/like/comment, if we are quiet, please don’t think you have lost us. We will not likely have the time to do our reading after a long day’s walk but we will see how we go 🙂

Anyway, we are here in St Jean Pied de Port and will be walking the 25 km on Day 1. It has been a really lovely day and although it hasn’t officially started for us, we have already met a few people from around the world! There is such a wonderful sense of community!

Time for bed and let’s see what tomorrow holds! Next time you hear from us, we will be in Spain 🙂


21 thoughts on “day 0 of the camino

    our second month in review « wise monkeys abroad said:
    September 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    […] After the very brief stop in Paris, we went south to Bayonne before winding up in St Jean Pied de Port. There we started our epic 800 km walk of the Camino. […]

    Packing my Suitcase said:
    September 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Yaaay enjoy guys!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 9, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Day 5 – and it is gruelling but still loads of fun 🙂

    Shelley @Travel-Stained said:
    September 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Good luck! 😀 This is definitely something Agri and I want to do one day too, so I’m excited to follow along and read your impressions!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks Shelley!! It is now the morning of Day 1…. Here goes 25km 🙂

    Mani (A New Life Wandering) said:
    September 5, 2014 at 8:59 am


    Wendy DeChambeau - Life Unmapped said:
    September 5, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I’m so excited for you two! Have a great journey and I look forward to hearing your reports!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks Wendy – it is now Day 1!! Here we go….. 🙂

    Curt Mekemson said:
    September 5, 2014 at 7:23 am

    25 K, a healthy walk indeed. I look forward to the stories. Might be something Peggy and I would like to do. –Curt

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Curt, 25km for Day 1… 800km by the end of the 6 weeks or so! It’s been a long time coming for us… but getting excited it is here!!

        Curt Mekemson said:
        September 6, 2014 at 2:37 am

        I’ll bet. Is it an inn to inn type trek? Most of my long distance travel has been carrying a backpack or bicycle camping. Always wondered about the inn to inn. Are you traveling alone or with a group? –Curt

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          September 6, 2014 at 2:43 am

          We are travelling just the two of us but it was organised through a company where they porter our bags onwards and it is an inn-to-inn type of walk! After today, we are going to struggle tomorrow! 😉

        Curt Mekemson said:
        September 6, 2014 at 2:51 am

        Don’t think my comment decided to post. If it did, my apologies for the repetition. My questions were whether you are going from inn to inn and whether you are traveling solo or with an organized group? And I’ll bet you are excited. –Curt

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          September 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

          Hi Curt – it did post the first time 🙂 We responded to it the first time. Did you see that response on your notifications?

            Curt Mekemson said:
            September 7, 2014 at 7:39 am

            I did, afterwards. And figured I had blown it. 🙂

    pilarpotts said:
    September 5, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon amigos!!! Buena caminata!!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you Pilar!! Once in Spain, we will be able to brush up on our Spanish that we studied for Peru… 🙂

    Travelling Macs said:
    September 5, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Looking forward to following the journey 🙂

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