Camino Frances Journal – Day 3

Two years ago today, I was walking the Camino Frances. While on the trail, I didn’t really post all that often; therefore, for the next 38 days, I will be posting a little blurb from my journal and up to 10 photos (not necessarily the best pictures but more that they represent that day in some particular way). Today is day 3 – April 23rd. Roncevalles to Zubiri

Obligatory photo with the Santiago de Compostela sign as we left Roncevalles. Passed through a small forest called Sorginaritzaga (means Oakwood of Witches) where 16th century covens hung out and where nine women were burnt at the stake. Nice. …

Trundled through a number of sleepy towns, all of which you can just tell they are steeped in history. Burguete was picturesque for its white buildings with red shutters. There was also plenty countryside to make me a happy walker. …

Stopped at Zubiri, an industrial town. Not so lovely but pleasant enough. Already others are dipping into my medical kit – why is it people don’t travel properly stocked? Do you really think when you’re sick or injured you’re going to want to look for a pharmacy?

4 responses to “Camino Frances Journal – Day 3

  1. Ha! I like the ‘don’t stop walking’ sign!

    You think basic medical supplies would be high on people’s packing lists: scrapes, blisters and cuts are pretty standard things to expect on this kind of journey!

    • yup. In this case, though, the person had a cold and had nothing to suppress symptoms such as Dayquil. All this sudden exercise, being in a foreign environment, and being surrounded by hundreds of people all the time – one can expect a stressed out immune system!

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