Temporary Closure

Over the last three weeks we’ve been visited by, on average, three pilgrims each day. They stop for very varied reasons, sometimes just for a minute or two or occasionally for a couple of hours. But everyone is interesting and has a story to tell.

However, today we’re having to close for a couple of weeks. In the meantime here’s a photo of a magnificent rainbow a couple of days ago. It does reflect the weather we’ve been having – mostly rain and wind but also occasional bursts of sunshine. (Click on the photo to see it full size!)

rainbow over Athez

Some recent visitors

Hans, here, didn’t stop for coffee but for a printout of his return railway ticket which he only had on his phone. He had a lovely story. On his last Camino, a couple of years ago, he met a lady; they got on so well thHansat they’re now married. Unfortunately on this occasion she had to work so couldn’t walk with him.



And these two ladies, Eve and Elisabeth, were campers. Unlike most pilgrims, they preferred to walk in the cool of the evening rather than in the morning. P1020398 (640x427)So they stopped with us for a couple of hours on a very hot afternoon. Eve is the one playing the Ukelele.


(Both photos published with permission)

Finally some warmth and sunshine

The sun is finally shining.  About four or five pilgrims are stopping by these days and from different parts of the world, including a couple from New Zealand two days ago. The Caravaggio painting is always a good talking point. These two ladies took their lunch in the tent today. (You can always click on the photos to see them better) :

Visitors on 4 June 2016 - 1P1020373 (640x427)