We left the Alchemist and it's fascinating rampart-enclosed town of Navarrenx. We walked about 12 miles to a vine-covered farmhouse. The hosts were volunteers who are searching for a place to buy or lease and run as a donation-only gite/hostel, like the Alchemist is. They told us they lived in a sort of New Age community for the past few years, saw The Way, walked the Chemin-Camino (all 1,000 miles). We foraged in their garden and cooked our own supper. They washed our clothes!
Reading from the Beginning to the End
If you'd prefer to read about our Camino trips from their beginning points to our return, rather than blog-style . . . from the most recent post backwards in time . . . go to the section labeled Our Caminos.
Peg and Russ Hall
- Second Wind
- Why Walk It?
- Step 1. Planning Your Camino -- What kind, Where, When, How far, Alone, Getting there . . .
- Step 2. Getting Ready -- Training, Packing, Gear, Clothes, Electronics, Passports, TSA . . .
- Step 3. Being There -- Money, Lodgings, Food, Language . . .
- Step 4. Adapting -- Guidebooks, Websites, Trail conditions, Schedule, Water, Weather, Pain, Hazards, Phones . . .
- Step 5. Being a Pilgrim and a Tourist -- Types of pilgrimmage, Roman roads, Medieval life, Wonders . . .
- Step 6. Living the Lessons of the Camino -- Once or again, Connecting at home, Being hospitaleros . . .
- Who Are We?
- All of Our Caminos