The road over my shoulder is where I start in the morning. I arrived in St. Jean Pied de Port this Sunday afternoon and am really excited to get going. I hope I get a reasonable night’s sleep tonight in spite of my excitement. Most of the people in SJPdP seem to have trekking poles and backpacks.
I talked with a woman and her son on the airplane, this is her second time to walk the Camino. I asked he why she did it the first time and she said that she and her husband had vacationed in Santigo de Compestelle and noticed that all the arriving Pilgrims had a look of calm and peace. I hope I come away from this journey with that feeling.