Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port in France is the start of the Frances route of the Camino de Santiago - or the pilgrims walk to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. 800km across basque country, wine country, the meseta, the alps and of course into Santiago proper. SJPDP is a very cute little french town which hides the fact that your very first day of the camino is almost 30 km OVER the Pyrenees. OVER THE PYRENEES! Its incredible country and the friendships you make that first day I very much feel will last a lifetime, but for someone who has avoided hills due to a very tight achillies repair - it was a decent challenge. Add to that I had gastro the night before so started off dehydrated - it was brutal at times. But - of course me being me - I LOVED IT! There were many who didn't make it or who called taxi's from Orrison, but I'm very proud to say that wasn't me and I now have boasting rights that I walked over the Pyrenees mountains in a day!
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.