I am posting this on September 7th because I am using my phone to post and sometimes lose things it takes an hour to type.
Ag celebrated her birthday on September 3rd by climbing up to Orisson. She had a great birthday! Had a breakfast of croissants and French bread, fruit, coffee and juice. Climbed a steep hill in the town to buy lunch and started up the mountain at 8:30. We made it to the Refuge Orisson at Noon. Hard climb but beautiful views. Had lunch, took a nap, showered, washed clothes and had dinner with about forty Camino friends. Many front the U.S., Canada, Germany, France. Another Pilgrim meal of soup, roasted chicken, peas and potatoes, Basque cake and wine. Now I am going to sleep to get ready for a hard day tomorrow. Ag and I had looked forward to today’s climb with trepidation. We had to climb 700 meters over 8 kilometers. At about 6 kilometers Ag said it was hard but not as hard as she thought it would be. We climb another 600 Kilometers tomorrow and then down over 17 Kilometers, about 11 miles. We will do fine.