Date: 2 September 2018
Departure Time: 7:05 am
Arrival Time: 09:50 am
Distance: 8 kms
Cumulative Distance: 8kms
Percentage Completed: 1%
Accommodation: Refuge Orisson
Weather: Sunny, beautiful day 17 degrees
We awoke with a mixture of excitement and apprehension as today was the start of the Camino for us. We walked uphill from St Jean Pied de Port to Refuge Orisson which snuggles halfway up the Pyrenees. We were so lucky to have magnificent weather in an area noted for the unpredictability of the walking conditions. Refuge Orisson offers dormitory style accommodation, and we bunked down with 2 Canadians and 2 Americans.
The group evening meal and breakfast introduced us to pilgrims from many countries. Surprisingly there were no other Australians.
The walk to Orisson was only 8 kilometres but was extremely gruelling uphill.