Got off the plane at Biarritz airport and went to wait for a taxi. Met (don’t quote me on this I’ve been travelling for days) Sue and Dan from Australia staying at the Ibis so we shared a taxi to Bayonne. They start tomorrow too but are taking the varcarlos route for the first day. Hopefully will see them along the way as we have a similar enough timeline. Stupidly got out of the taxi at the train station with them when I should have asked him to keep going. Then decided it wasn’t that far to walk…followed the wrong river so was going the wrong way. Asked some French ladies and they called my host Socorro and she came to get me as I was only a few mins by car.
This host is incredible. Not only did she collect me but she issued me my credential with my first stamp, gave me yoghurt and helped me prepare my things. I have a lion king duvet and fresh sheets, no sleeping bag for this girl yet! She asked me what I will have for a drink in the morning and has laid plates out for 6:45am. There is one other pilgrim staying who was asleep since I got here after 10pm. She has stayed two nights since she was exhausted, I don’t blame her for that. My idea of going out tomorrow was a bit crazy but let’s go! Better get some sleep as day one tomorrow is only 8km but it’s all straight uphill and with jetlag and a heavy pack it’s gonna be even better. Bonsoir!