Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Day Forty Three. 13.6 Miles, 21.9 Kilometers.

Written on June 1, 2012.

We slept in the original medieval hostel, Itzandegia. There are 55 bunkbeds in one room, sleeping 110 people. There is a newer, modern facility that was full when we arrived.

The middle row of bunkbeds at the medieval hostel in Roncesvalles.

The lights went on at 6 a.m. Everyone started to get ready to leave. A woman was drying her clothes with a hairdryer. The downstairs area where clothes were hanging was damp.

Me standing at a sign near the hostel showing the kilometers to Santiago, Spain.

1-1/2 miles down the road we found a cafe open. We had coffe and ordered two sandwiches. There are many Pilgrims leaving Roncesvalles. Most Pilgrims have walked from St. Jean Pied-de-Port. We met a couple who left their home in Paris and started walking on April 2nd.

A group of bicyclists from Italy.

Vern on his way over “stepping stones”.