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Well, the day I leave for Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to walk the Camino de Frances is almost upon me. Over the last few months I have shed a few kilosĀ and done quite a bit of walking to get myself into shape and I am now raring to go.

One of my concerns has, up until recently, been the weather, especially in the Pyrenees this early in the year. However, I have reconciled myself to the fact that I may have to take the Valcarlos route, which is maybe not such a bad thing as I can then split my first day into two days. The camino is not a race after all. Its about the journey and not about how fast, if and when I arrive at my destination.