Day 2, 2016 - Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Encouragement

Seen at the right time,

descending the Pyrenees

became doable.

Walking over the Pyrenees was the hardest physical feat I've ever done. Yesterday's walk up was difficult, but today's descent more taxing on the knees. I was glad I'd made the decision to carry poles to reduce impact and that accommodation was reserved in advance. Seeing this sign near Zubiri provided good encouragement to continue. Once there, a hot shower, food and rest never felt so good.