A Pilgrim ~ June 1, 2016

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • Day 32 (Day 29 Camino)
  • Maubourguet
  • Distance: 11 miles (80% tarmac) 414 total miles
  • Ascent 1,027 feet and descent 970 feet
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Weather: 60-70 degrees, Cloudy. 16 mph wind

To be a pilgrim is to be defined. People have walked The Way for thousands of years and for thousands of years people have supported pilgrims.

I stopped at a pharmacy looking for gel inserts for my shoes (still no blisters😻). I was told the Super U (Target) four miles away had them. A non-English speaking French lady offered to drive me. She first took the time to help me find my Gîte to deposit my backpack, drove me to Super U to pick up items for herself and insoles for me, and then drove me back to the Gîte. Once there, she got out of her car to give me a proper good-bye kissing both cheeks and wished me ,”Bon Marchi” (Good walk). I was teary eyed.

The Camino provides. Ask any pilgrim.

  1. Towards Maubourguet
  2. Towards Maubourguet
  3. Maubourguet

2 thoughts on “A Pilgrim ~ June 1, 2016”

    1. Kindness everywhere. I see people by their homes and ask them to refill my water bottle. They seemed honored to be able to help a pilgrim. linda

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