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 ...
... The beds in the monastery are completely bleak, and after having a siesta with EVERYONE in the room, I don't hate it as much, but the first minute we opened the door, I was ready to do 4 more kilometres to Agés and sacrifice my €5. There are shiny, sickly green mattress protectors on most of the beds (blue on some) that look like they were donated from a hospital about 50 years ago. The ceilings are high and peeling, the skirting boards are mouldy and the wiring ...
... which commenced with a set of small amuse bouche – a chilled goat cheese in white chocolate, an olive macaroon and a jelly made from olive oil and peppers. This was followed by an upgrade on the lunch we had the previous day at Ugarte. So a bowl with pork belly, chorizo and black pudding which was then covered with a rich bean stew and accompanied by pickled peppers (like those you get with a kebab!). Delicious. This was accompanied by ...
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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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