We are currently waiting for the office in the abbey to open (10am), as well a place for breakfast (?am). We arrived in the coach to Pamplona around 530am, proceeded via cab (via 65C), which brought us here around 615a. The only complany we´ve seen or spoken to is a sullen Spaniard on a camino bike and two French girls, waiting for a trip into town to get new boots for the camino. They are only doing the journey for a week.
In Roncesvalles there is a monastery, an 11th century stone chapel, an abbey, and two restaurants. That´s really it. The abbey is were we will get our credincial, or pilgrim´s passport, to be signed at various stations on the camino.
In Roncesvalles, there are two bed and breakfast hosts, if you’re willing to pay 40€ for the bed, shower, etc. The abbey provides a mattress and a meal for 6€. To each her own.
Mateo and I were able to have a cafe con leche and a pre-packaged muffin for just over 5€ total, which we agree would be fantastic if we can find this on a daily basis. We’ve also decided to begin each day by walking and waiting to have breppie later in the morning.