Day one of the Camino Frances, St. Jean to Orisson

We didn’t get started until noon, and didn’t get too far. It was cloudy, spotily raining, and cold.

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Our packs were too heavy, and we were glad when we got to Orisson. Orisson is not a town, just a refuge/albergue. We got our first taste of albergue life in a daylight basement room in Orisson. The room was concrete, had 5 bunk beds, and no windows. There was a bathroom with two shower stalls with curtains. You put a token in the shower timer, and you got 5 minutes of hot water while the timer screeched. Since the lights were on a motion sensor, when they went out you had to flap you hands around to get the lights back on, otherwise it was pitch black.

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