Techies ~ June 13, 2016

  • Monday, June 13, 2016
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Monreal
  • Distance: 21 miles (60% tarmac) 602 1/2 total miles
  • Ascent 1,994 feet and descent 1,514 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 65-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds

Techies pilgrims. We navigate using satellite GPS on our devices. A “bird’s eye view” on an iPhone shows The Way.

  1. Towards Monreal
  2. Towards Monreal
  3. Towards Monreal

Walk with Vultures ~ June 13, 2016

  • Distance: 21 miles (60% tarmac) 602 1/2 total miles
  • Ascent 1,994 feet and descent 1,514 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 65-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds

The spectacular gorge of Foz de Lumbuer. Griffon and Egyptian Vultures ride on thermals in-and-out the 150-meters deep gorge.

  1. Towards Monreal
  2. Towards Monreal
  3. Towards Monreal

Foz de Lumbuer ~ June 13, 2016

  • Monday, June 13, 2016
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Monreal
  • Distance: 21 miles (60% tarmac) 602 1/2 total miles
  • Ascent 1,994 feet and descent 1,514 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 65-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds

The spectacular gorge of Foz de Lumbuer.  Long ago tunnels were cut through the gorge for a rail road and the tracks have since been removed.

  1. Towards Monreal
  2. Towards Monreal
  3. Towards Monreal

Grits ~ June 13, 2016

  • Monday, June 13, 2016
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Monreal
  • Distance: 21 miles (60% tarmac) 602 1/2 total miles
  • Ascent 1,994 feet and descent 1,514 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 65-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds

Where the grits?

Diego. That makes two Americans on the Arles Camino. He has joined Sophie and I walking.

We’ve got all the bases covered…Spanish, French, and English.

  1. Sangüesa
  2. Towards Monreal
  3. Towards Monreal

Dancers and Pilgrims ~ June 12, 2016

  • Sunday, June 12, 2016
  • Day 43 (Day 40 Camino)
  • Sangüesa
  • Distance: 14 miles (5% tarmac) 581 1/2 total miles
  • Ascent 1,595 feet and descent 1,897 feet
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Weather: 65-72 degrees, blue skies the clouds

I walk in the good company of a French woman, Sophie. She says, “Pilgrims must prepare their feet each morning like dancers.” How true as I continue to wrap my feet in athletic tape.

Sangüesa is filled with music. A dozen people sat at an outdoor café singing in perfect harmony to the guitar melody.

  1. Toward Sangüesa
  2. Toward Sangüesa
  3. Toward Sangüesa