Yesterday evening we arrived in Saint John Pied de Port, France, to blooming flowers and crisp air. This small town is the starting point of the Camino Frances, and this morning, with a light rain that will surely mask the gorgeous views, we head through the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles, our first steps of the 2,638 km (1,639 mi) walk. Despite the challenge of precipitation, we hope it will bring a good flush of spring mushrooms!
The first of many marking points along the Camino Frances.
A couple peers from the height of their window, a welcome of smiles to St. John Pier de Port.
Sitting down for a rest in a stone alley of the old city, we noticed a woman with a lovely small bouquet of what must be wild garlic. Upon inquiring, we discover the delicate white flowers are that of Allium Ursinun. Bringing our noses to the tiny white petals, images of savoury dishes come to mind. A good sign indeed as we begin our journey this morning.