Parador de Calahorra
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... spin instructor like her father. Lotte is fun and speaks English and Spanish very well. She's been and will continue to be our translator when we're lost. Longroño is the largest city we will have come into since the beginning of our trek. There is plenty of shopping and bars/cafés. The girls already make plans for what they will buy that evening as we near the city. As time passes on, Casper, Piere and Gabe pass us and the group splits again. We ...
... involved. Take account of steep, rocky and slippy slopes, and you've multiplied your time estimates exponentially. I dunno, it's too late for maths. After teaming up with a Liverpuddlian who lives with a Galweigian and had only started his camino today, we passed through a garden with a friendly and optimistic farmer: "Uno kilometre a Puente la Reina! Buen camino!!!" and a guy who was probably his son, and was working with a sort of ride-on rotivator (which was a very ...
... in our clothes tonight. We are in hysterics - we decided not to shower tonight because there is only one shower for 20+ women and another for about 14 men; quarters are very tight with very little room to dry towels or change clothes; we aren't going to wash our faces, aren't going to brush our teeth; there isn't any headroom to sit on bottom bunk, mom still has her jacket on in bed and bread from lunch in her pocket! Most ridiculous of all is that we are now essentially ...
... and the wind was a welcome relief. On top of the ridge is a impressive steel carved monument of the pilgrims and we stopped for photos and a short rest. The view is stunning.
Our next 5 km walk was a steady downhill rock strewn path. For our next break we stopped in Uterga for pizza washed down with a cold beer. This is a real pilgrimage!! We pushed on through three other villages to Puenta La ...
... is to have the lightest load possible. If your questioning whether to bring something don't bring it, if you absolutely need something you can find it on the way.
Upon leaving Estella there is a wine fountain that actually spills out real red wine. It is right on the Camino so many pilgrims stop and have a drink. It opened ...
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