Walking the Walk

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The final descent to Zubiri was all downhill slopes of shale and rock like this.

Friday, June 3
Day 3
Roncesvalles to Zubiri

This day was walking, all day.  Twelve hours of walking.

Much too ambitious a day for me. I was ready to call it quits at about 3 pm, but James wanted to continue, so we did. The last descent was steep, over shale and rock that was slippery and super dangerous. I only hoped to get to Zubiri by nightfall, and we did, around 9 pm. An amazing number of steps for me. I usually only walk around 5,000 steps on an average  day.

Steps Today: 49,806

Please see more photos at Pics from June 3rd, 2016.

Author: Camino for Boomers

I am the owner and editor of Bayou City Press in Houston, Texas. As a Foreign Service Officer, I lived and traveled all over the world for 33 years. My new book is "Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It's the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike."

One thought on “Walking the Walk”

  1. What an amazing experience you & James are having! I am loving the photos and picturing your wonderful challenging, life-expanding days.
    My Uncle was a Benedictine monk whose home monastery was a lovely fratteria (in Indiana!?) where the monks were totally self-sufficient – beautiful church, lovely vineyards, farming, bakery, classrooms, science labs, etc. He had several Ph.D.’s, taught for a time in Germany & ended life at a mission in Peru. Back in the day when saints still walked among us.

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