Date: Wed 8th May
Awoke after a perfect sleep in a wonderfully comfortable bed, excited and ready to take our first steps on our Camino. After a delicious breakfast shared with the house guests of baguettes with a myriad of homemade jams, fresh apple juice, coffee, hazelnuts, local yoghurt and oranges, we were ready to set off.
After one last visit to the delightful village to purchase some apples and lunch we began our journey. With gentle rain falling we headed up out of the village of St Jean with high spirits. The scenery was of breathtaking lush green steep rolling hills.
At 3:00pm we checked in and chose our bunks. As is typical on the Camino (apparently) all the lower bunks were already taken. (Something to do with being too tired to climb a ladder!) People were having naps after the big climb. We looked at each other bewildered as we could have kept going all the way to the top! (Well maybe at least another 5 or so kms.) After organising our beds for the evening we ventured down for a coffee and found the place enveloped in verythick fog! The decision to only go a short way, a good one.