Photos - Days 1 - 5 Hendaye - St Jean Pied de Port ( posted June 27th )
These photos take us from the start on the beach at Hendaye, through the Pyrennean foothills of the Basque country, past the 900+ metre summit of La Rhune and on to St Jean Pied de Port where the Compostella pilgrimage route crosses our trail. The first 3 days are extremely hot and humid and we're keen to spend as much time as possible high up - on one occasion a dip in a deep pool under a bridge saves us from overheating. Day 4 is a disappointing foggy contrast - there's a photo taken by a French walker the following day to show what we missed - and Day 5 has moments with cattle lurking in the fog as well. We are joined for the first 3 weeks of the walk by good friends from Tiverton, Yvonne and Colin.
To see the photos click here. On the Picasa screen click on 'Slideshow' (above the first photo) and the photos will run through. You can also click on 'View map' on the RH side to see where the photos were taken. If you use the Full Screen option you will need to move the cursor to the top of the screen to be able to exit this tab.