On top of the world… and border patrol?

“ The mountain is eight miles up, and eight miles down the other side, and seems to touch the sky. Climb it and you’ll feel you could push the sky with your hand.”

-Codex Calixtinus, ca. 1139

Day two and we are still in France as we continue along the Camino de Santiago French Way through the Pyrenees.
2014CamHmmm… I wonder when we’ll reach the border of Spain?  We must have our passports handy so we can show them to the border patrol, right?

2014Cam-11dmvMeet our Norwegian Camino friend, Willie Nilsen.  Wonderful conversation including an insight into living within the Arctic Circle and Camino tips and bits.  (At first we thought he said “Willie Nelson” as in the country singer/songwriter which started a conversation of its own)

2014Cam-15dmvA concession stand in the middle of nowhere.

2014Cam-16dmvIt’s a living… Buen Camino!
2014Cam-19dmvYes, weather can change in a heartbeat as the fog envelops our path.

2014Cam-10dmvcrOur clear day has turned to pea soup fog.

2014Cam-12dmvThus, the view from the top isn’t necessarily the best for the Catholic pilgrims adding a stone and a prayer to this shrine of the Virgin Mary .

camno1-3shrineThe above image from sectionhiker.com shows the view on a clear day.  Tough luck for us, but life isn’t perfect and we are accustomed to that. We are just thankful for each injury free step that we take.

Now, where is that border?  I see a flag ahead…

2014Cam-28dmvRandy and Bryon seem to breeze through the border checkpoint without any problems!  Guess I can put my passport away.

2014Cam-26plclThank you, fellow pilgrim, for taking our group photo as we enter Spain!  As you can tell by the Sherpas, rain has settled in for the day.

Loving this and smiling…

 

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One thought on “On top of the world… and border patrol?

  1. Still lovin it and smiling…..in spite of incoming fog, rain, and wind. At least I was smiling later, when I arrived in Roncesvalles going solo on the “easier” descent!

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