Biking Camino de Santiago Spain

Surprise, surprise

Church at Col de Ibaneta, Camino de Santiago
Written by Stuart Wickes

Surprise, surprise

Stuart Profile SmallWhen we woke this morning and the mist lifted we found ourselves in the most unexpected place, at the Col du Ibaneta, almost in the shadow of the chapel that marks the summit.

I guess sometimes you are where you want to be but you just don’t know it. We take a look around the old chapel. It is locked but through the peek hole we can make out the altar and see the early morning light filtering in through the stained glass windows.

Looking inside the chapel at the Col de Ibaneta, Camino de Santiago

Looking inside the chapel at the Col de Ibaneta, Camino de Santiago

Outside, beyond the chapel, lies a field of crosses. We make some of our own, as hundreds of others have done before us, and plant them in the soil.

Planting Crosses outside the chapel at the Col de Ibaneta, Camino de Santiago

Planting Crosses outside the chapel at the Col de Ibaneta, Camino de Santiago

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Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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