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Day 10: Viana to Navarrette (via Logroño)

The best road in Logroño really is the way out. I am glad I’d decided not to stay over in Logroño – it really is a big, sprawling city. (155 thousand), and there’s the Rioja wine festival on right now, … Continue reading

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Navarre: If I could slow down time

There are so many beautiful villages (some tiny) and lovely small towns on the Camino in Navarre, and it’s not possible to visit them all I would have liked more time to see Puente La Reina and Estella p, for … Continue reading

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Day 9 (midday) Villamayor de Monjardin to Torres del Rio

What a wonderful midday stop in the cafe-bar of one the Pilgrim Refuses in Torres del Rio. A pool to cool down my feet in and a non alcoholic beer. I’ve a,ready walked 17km today! And what a wonderful day … Continue reading

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Day 8: Lorca to Villamayor de Monjardin

Today’s walking was a bit tough for me, especially the last hour when the temperature was over 30C and my the mountain path up was tough. I was so tempted to stop at Azqueta, which looked lovely. And actually one … Continue reading

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Unhappy pilgrims

Not everyone is loving the Camino as much as I am, though most are. My smile lines are deepening every day and my face muscles ache from grinning ear to ear from morning to night! I posted this photo yesterday … Continue reading

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Day 7 Muruzabel to Lorca

I’m loving the scenery here in Navarra. A few days ago I spotted this sign, and since then I’ve been tuned in to watch for wildbirds. I saw something, which the Peregrino I was with at the time thought was … Continue reading

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Early morning reflections

I’m almost ready to set off for another day on the Way. And loving it. I’m enjoying the routine of bed by 10 and up at 6ish. It’s not my natural routine, but here on the Camino it makes the … Continue reading

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