It's Amazing how a tiny little symbol like this one can mean so much...It started to appear on the backs of the velo route signs as I followed down the coast of France. There is a great route that follows the coast pretty much the length of Breton all the way to Biarritz.
The rain stopped for a day or 2 but has started again. I met some other pilgrims outside the Cathedral in Bayonne. This was the first church I have encountered that offered any service for pilgrims. We found lodging at the Association Maison Diocesane in a suburb of Bayonne. A great big complex of some kind with a hundred rooms for travellers and conference goers.
I'm going to get the train from here to San Jean Pied de Port. Hopefully, it won't be snowing up there.
The anxiety I feel at times can seem insurmountable. I just keep going. Sometimes just going home seems a better option. I just don't like being uncomfortable anymore. My reasoning is that as one who has guided in the outdoors for so long, I don't need to be miserable to prove my worth to any person, living or dead or for that matter God. I don't gotta prove nuthin to God that's for dang sure. I have this running dialogue pretty consistently about this relationship and that things are really quite good. All I need to do is trust...So far my experience has been most positive.
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