Laughing Piglet on the Camino

We found this photo of the piggy buried on the camera, so I thought we would put it up. On the first day of the camino, about eight kilometres into the hiking, we arrived at the first significant waymarker – the refuge at Orisson.

I think she was laughing because she had no idea we were about to hike up and over the Pyrenees.

The pox

Her first holiday over, Little Pilgrim Piglet was looking supersadface. Then we realised she was coming down with the pox.

Mono y Mona

After her big hike, little Piglet was so overjoyed to be reunited with her Mono that she fell asleep. 

Accredited Peregrino

The Littlest Pilgrim and her credencial for her peregrination from St Jean to Logrono, whence we took a bus to Bilbao to say hello to the Puppy and find some more delicioso Pastel Vasco.

The Littlest Pilgrim

Little Piglet caused quite a stir on our travels, and news of our comings and goings travelled far and wide. Quite often we met with groups of other peregrinos who had already heard of us.

Naturally, she was full of smiles and made lots of new friends and has any number of new fans, not least, the lovely man in the Albergue Peregrino Casa Austriana in Los Arcos who made this cool memento for her.

It was there that we also learned a new meaning for Riu’s name. In Japanese, Riu means Dragon – with her flame red hair and burnt orange eyebrows, hear her ROOOOOOOOAR!

Baby Jesus

There’s daddy and baby Jesus.

Baby Jesus says ‘Peace, man’.

Or ‘Rock on’. Either way, we rocked on, all the way through the Basque Country, into La Rioja.

St Jean Pied de Port

The first day of the camino took us up and over a pyrenee from the beautiful walled town of St Jean Pied de Port where we fell in love with Gateaux Basque.

You can just about see a little piggy head sticking out of the sling.

Camino de Santiago

Today we are on a train to Pamplona heading to the start of the Camino de Santiago. One of the members of team is bringing her own bodyweight in personal gear, refusing to carry any of it, and insisting on being carried every step of the way.

There won’t be many blog posts over the next two weeks. We will update you all when we get back.