Another day of rain teaches Mark how to push through pain barriers. In the early stages of the Camino, many people incur aches and pains, adjusting to the daily walking.
Day: August 31, 2010
A look inside an Albergue after a day of walking in the rain.
The first day of rain tests Mark, turning the walking tracks to mud. For the first time, he wonders why he is doing the camino and experiences his first injury.
Mark makes it to Pamplona and explains some of the history of the Way of St James. Many believe the camino is on ley lines that mirror the milky way. Mark finds when walking the way, he seems to have more energy.
Mark makes it to Roncesvalles after one of the hardest days of physical exertion in his life. He is carrying 18 kilograms of gear which may well be too much weight.
Halfway between St Jean Pied de Port and Roncesvalles Mark takes a well earned break at the Biakorre – A statue of the Virgin Mary. At this point Mark realizes he it is taking him nearly double the time it is suppose to in walking the route.