Leave house for husband to enjoy in solitary splendour in my absence. Catch bus to airport. Fly to Bilbao. Stay overnight. Go to Guggenheim Museum. Afternoon bus to Pamplona, overnight at Albergue Curazon Puro. Get ride to St. Jean Pied de Port. Stay at Albergue Beilari where I’ll meet other pilgrims at the communal dinner. Start walking on October 15.
- Day 1: Walk 8-10 km to either Orisson or Valcarlos.
- Days 2-46: Carry 6 kg backpack, walk an average of 20 km/day (less in week 1). Take a few rest days.
- Day 47: Fly home from Madrid.
That’s the plan. The reality will be documented in the posts to follow.