Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada
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Sunday was one of our longer days at 13 miles but it didn't seem so bad in part due the gentler terrain. We had a small hill coming out of Najera which sits in a river valley and we had a bigger hill approaching Ciruena but then it was downhill to Santo Domingo. Najera was more interesting than it first appeared. There was a big soccer match …
Smaller towns to rest in and the Camino becomes very quiet After another evening of rain, the path started out so muddy. So slick, I was so fortunate to not have fallen... The hiking shoes turned into red clay high heels.... All senses were alive yesterday after the rain. Clean fresh air, big billowy Sierra clouds, blue ly, fresh herbal scents... Beautiful lavender along the paths ...Walked for hours alone... Some ...
Had a great break in Santo Domingo. Made a taste sandwich for lunch then headed to the cathedral and bell tower. This is the cathedral with the roosters... There is a story of the camino and miracle that includes a rooster. We booked beds for the girls in one of the alb. They hope to make it here tonight and them tomorrow we will hopefully meet ...
... is an old monestary, a church and a cafe. All within 100 feet of each other. As the others arrive, and complete their post-Camino routine, we all gather at the only cafe. At this point, Lotte and Casper decide that they want to complete the next day´s phase! Another 26 kilometers as walking 50 kilometer in one day is a goal of Lotte´s. The plan was that they would complete tomorrow´s phase and then wait for us in Burgos, ...
I was going to call this entry 'The quick and the dead' to maintain the literary/musical theme I have adhered to so far. The Dylan song ' Shelter from the storm'' for example, seemed perfect for the entry following our demanding,if imprudent,crossing of the Pyrenees.Twenty eight kilometers and 9 hours walking was clearly a massive error,we should have stayed the night in one of the small villages on the way up to the Col de Roncesvalles and so when Lara appeared out of the driving ...
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On pilgrimage, when injury happens, a special treat with rest and ambiance helps the healing. This is an exceptionally beautiful and tasteful hotel that embellishes the culture and history of the region. We are so pleased with both the accommodations and the staff. Highly recommended.
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