Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, FranceNovember 2015
Like Lourdes, St-Jean is a town in western France sought out by religious pilgrims. While there were no visions of the Mother Mary here drawing people in, it was one of the various towns along the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James. This is not one single path, but a variety of paths that lead from more eastern parts of Europe to the shrine of Saint James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the north of Spain.
Unfortunately we had napped too late in the day and the citadelle was closed. Instead, we gazed out over St-Jean, admiring the scenery. While there we snapped a photo upon request of a couple restraining a large dog and used cellular data to find an AirBNB for the night.
Today's post was almost called: Make No Idle Mockery of the Pilgrim’s Marine Crockery