Last Day, Last Camino ~ June 26, 2016

  • Sunday, June 26, 2016
  • Day 57
  • Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris
  • Weather: 60-70 degrees blue skies with clouds

Last day in Paris.

Last walk on the Camino.

One of the four main route of the Santiago de Compostelle begins in Paris and passes through the park of Gif-sur-Yvette. This is neighborhood park of Christine and Elizabeth.

  1. Gif-sur-Yvette
  2. Gif-sur-Yvette
  3. Gif-sur-Yvette

Parisian Pigrims ~ June 21, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • Day 52
  • Orsay (14 miles from Paris)
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast

Is it any surprise my first stop in Paris is the premiere cooking equipment shop, E. Dehillerin.

We saw a woman walking down the street with a shell swinging from her backpack. All the markings of a pilgrim. We introduced ourselves as two former pilgrims. To her great relief, the South African asked directions to the metro station. Being a pilgrim it’s like being in a sorority or a fraternity. We share a bond. We walked the woman to the metro stop and help her purchase her ticket. Camino magic.

  1. Paris – E. Dehillerin
  2. Paris – Pont des Arts with the Eiffel Tower
  3. Paris – Pantheon on Rue Soufflot

French Fashion ~ June 20, 2016

  • Monday, June 20, 2016
  • Day 51
  • Orsay (14 miles from Paris)
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast
  • After the life of a pilgrim, this pilgrim wanted some French fashion.

My first purchase was a French rain cape. Unlike the American poncho, it has sleeves and closed sides seams.

Next purchase was a couple pairs of trousers and a blouse to augment my pilgrim outfit. Master quilter, Christine, kindly hemmed my trousers.

  1. Orsay
  2. Orsay
  3. Orsay

Reunited ~ June 19, 2016

  • Sunday, June 19, 2016
  • Day 50
  • Orsay (14 miles from Paris and 603 miles from Bilboa, Spain)
  • Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees, overcast becoming blue skies with clouds

After walking 625 miles, I made a smooth transition to traveling by airport bus, plane, and train.

Reunited with Christine, dear pilgrim friend I made the first night of my 2014 Camino.

French pastries served by Christine’s future daughter-in-law.

  1. Orsay – Map Bilboa and Orsay
  2. Orsay
  3. Orsay