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.


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.