With excitement we headed out early with full packs and a 7kms walk straight up. We decided not to do the typical day of 25 kms up and over the Pyrenees, but rather take our time and spend the first night on the mountain. It was hard work but we were rewarded when we arrived at Orisson. The views were breathtaking. Observations? The pilgrims were all very friendly, lots of languages, lots of smiles and energy. The sheep look like goats, the weather was clear with high blue skies, the wine ran freely all afternoon as we socialized and there were 8 Aussies staying at the hostel.
We walked straight up.