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... it would be.
It was the
opening day of Fiesta. Although it was the early morning, the streets
of Pamplona were crowded. We barely managed to find a parking spot.
Many of the streets were closed for traffic since the bull chasing
was supposed to occur later during the afternoon. We agreed that we
will be just watching the whole event from the terrace of Fernando’s
friend Rodrigo, who was living ...
... pen for about an hour with police looking through the crowd and taking out anyone who looked too scared, still drunk or holding a camera. I got interviewed by a Dutch TV company while we were waiting. The crowd started moving and we started moving through the course that the Bulls would run. We were squashed shoulder to shoulder which was incredible concerning if a bull was to run through now! Eventually e crowd thinned a bit and a couple of the guys led us to a spot past ...
... once we stop our feet from bleeding, we will go find a bar! Today we walked about 23km but there were not too many big hills up or down Tomorrow we have to do 24! We get up around 5 and are out the door around 6 to get ahead of the crowds and the sun Of course both catch up pretty quickly. I will try to post more pictures! Looking forward to our bodies getting used to this. I will update at the end of day ...
... of Pamplona. We parted ways with Hans at the Romanesque bridge at the entrance to the town.
We easily found our way to the city plaza and our hotel for the night. We were so happy and relieved when took off our backpacks and said a fond "adios" until tomorrow morning. Our lunch/dinner was at a local cafe (see attached photo of the tasty sea bass hash, say that fast three times). We walked around the plaza for a bit, bought ...
... 425 m in 13 km, not too bad if you're climbing on gravel or paved roads all the way but the last 4 km was mostly a single track mountain biking/hiking trail that would have been challenging on an unloaded dual suspension mountain bike. What did we have ... 35 lb bikes plus 20 lb panniers (throw in a heavy DSLR on top of that for me). Needless to say, it was a heck of a way to get acclimatized to the trail (and don't forget the heat) ...