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released the beasts. There was about half a dozen of them, and a
couple of thousands of people in front of them, many of them just
inexperienced tourists. You could simply tell a tourist from a native
just by their posture. Native people were side-turned to the bull,
teasing them with a peace of cloth ready to run, while tourists were
facing the bull either face to face and running backwards, or running
... yelling behind us and there were two more Bulls racing down! We ducked out the way just in front of the gates, and I saw the gates closing just after the Bulls had gone through, I went to duck through and saw Lewis had jumped out of the arena again. I yelled out to him but the gates were almost closed. He jumped back through and then we saw people had pushed the gates back open, we raced through and were the last 2 people through! The arena was massive. We felt like ...
... I go. Thanks Mary! I have tried a new Foot Management Strategy, following Jennifer's advice - I've ditched the second layer of expensive techno socks and my feet hurt just the same either way. And I use Frosty's nappy pins to attach the not quite dry ones to the outside of my pack as I walk along. Cool.
The next day dawned to a brilliant blue sky and a wonderful dawn chorus again. The first walkers passed my window at 0640 ...
... We finally reached Estella after about 10 hours from starting out, a very, very long day. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment (Apartmento Andia) which was quite nice and even had a washing machine for us to use. We washed our bike clothes, then went for dinner. Most restaurants in Spain don't open until 8 or 9pm, so it was going to be a late night. After dinner, headed to the apartment and passed out ... so much for having time to check out the ...
... sleep as we caught the 5 am bus for the 8am run. Once we were in Dean and I split, wishing him luck I headed to the arena while Dean headed to the streets. The arena atmosphere was fantastic, before the bull run there was a live band playing traditional Spanish music, the crowd sung along and many Mexican waves circled. I was so nervous for Dean, and was hoping that A. He didn't get kicked out by the police before the start because then he would miss ...