Cloister in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago

Cloister in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago

Sunday, May 29, 2011

DAY ONE - In the beginning...

Monday 16th May – DAY ONE – the arrival

The photograph shows Pat, Barry, Daniel and Fraser standing at the Porte St. Jacques in St. Pied de Port. Our Camino ‘moment’ of the day arrived when we landed at Biarritz airport to be told that suspicious luggage found in the airport hall had forced the evacuation of the building. We spent an hour on the plane waiting for news. We felt that Mr. O’Leary would not be happy with this.
Fraser, who had arrived 30 minutes ahead of us, was wearing an emerald green top. With great enterprise he had organised a taxi to bring us to Bayonne which would allow us to take the train we had booked to St. Jean Pied de Port. In the chaos our taxi had disappeared. (Zeeze crazy French taxis, non?!). In any event we found another taxi who agreed to take us the whole way to St Jean. In that manner we arrived in daylight and about two precious hours ahead of the train.
Bad luck had turned into good. Could this be an omen?

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