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On the Camino de Santiago, Day 2: Finding the perfect spot for a midday nap

Sunrise seen from Refuge Orisson, where I spent my first night on the Camino. (Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi - Special to the Times)
Sunrise seen from Refuge Orisson, where I spent my first night on the Camino. (Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi - Special to the Times)
Published Jul. 17, 2017

Day 2: Orisson, France to Roncesvalle, Spain - 17.3 km - 7.75 hours

Trail napping has always been part of my solo hiking experience. It forces you to tune into the sounds around you. Today I dozed to the sounds of my fellow pilgrim's approaching footsteps and the rhythmic cadence of their hiking poles striking the earth, followed by voices celebrating the small victory of only 765 kilometers to go, said with a smile you can hear no matter what language is being spoken.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

On the road to Roncesvalle

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

On the road to Roncesvalle

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

I followed this family for about 20 minutes uphill this morning. These two young girls shared a single hiking pole the entire time. "The spirit of the Camino"

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

I followed this family for about 20 minutes uphill this morning. These two young girls shared a single hiking pole the entire time. "The spirit of the Camino"

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Only 765 kilometers to go!

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Only 765 kilometers to go!

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

A napper's view of the Camino.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

A napper's view of the Camino.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

These shoes look pretty good now. It will be interesting to see the difference in tread between now and when I complete the journey.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The Virgin of Orisson. A very special stop for many pilgrims on the Camino.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

These shoes look pretty good now. It will be interesting to see the difference in tread between now and when I complete the journey.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The Virgin of Orisson. A very special stop for many pilgrims on the Camino.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Some offerings left at the foot of the Virgin of Orisson.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Some offerings left at the foot of the Virgin of Orisson.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

This sign made me smile. And the view, of course, is wonderful.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

This sign made me smile. And the view, of course, is wonderful.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

I was doing my end-of-the-day yoga at Roncesvalle. You always end in Shavasana, lying on your back, clearing your mind, letting your body rest and recover. Well I must have rested my hands on something bad!

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

I was doing my end-of-the-day yoga at Roncesvalle. You always end in Shavasana, lying on your back, clearing your mind, letting your body rest and recover. Well I must have rested my hands on something bad!

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

My official Camino passport showing my Day 1 and Day 2 stops.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

My official Camino passport showing my Day 1 and Day 2 stops.

Read the post for Day 3 of Kelly's Camino.

Follow Kelly's Camino from the beginning: Day 1 / Day 2

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