Up at 4.40am, caught the 5.25 to the airport, and made the flight to Biarritz. We then waited a little over an hour and our transport arrived to drive us to St Jean Pied de Port.
We arrived at SJPP at about 11.30 and made our way to the pilgrims office to register for the Camino. The office is staffed by very helpful volunteers who issue you with your passport and some instructions to help you through the early stages.
Sue and I the spent a couple of hours exploring SJPP as you cannot get into the hostels until 2.30pm. We chose Auberge du Peleran just down from the office and were shown to our room. We chose bottom bunks and met Connor and Bec, a young couple from Canberra. We are having our meal at the hostel tonight and will head off to bed early. The showers and other facilities at this hostel are first class. I will report on the walk and the meal tomorrow if I have the energy. It's funny to think that we will not travel in a car (hopefully) for the next 37 days and yet will cover 800 kilometres (500 miles). Was