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!
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 Our Caminos