Posada La Pastora
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The first half hour went through the old town and into the modern suburbs. Once out of the city the trail wandered through fields, rolling hills and a then up the steep climb to Alto Del Perdon (altitude 790m). Rows of windmills dotted the hills.
Almost 25 percent of Spain's electricity comes from wind and solar power. The generous subsidies for renewables are about to end though - ...
... smoking on a spliff. This was definitely place for me. Having a day off the bike the next day was a welcome change and so I borrowed an OS style map off a helpful middle aged couple in the campsite (the woman was especially worried about my getting burnt in the sun and advised a walk amongst the shaded trees, very wise). Off I set on a solo trek in the mountains while Peter took his Blade out for a spin on the local roads. Running out ...
Contrary to the impression that one might get from the movies, castles were typically not very nice places to live in. Some rooms had fireplaces and those don´t do a very good job of heating a modern room with eight foot ceilings and R-12 insulation in the walls. Consider a room made completely of stone with 12, 15+ foot ceilings.Floors and walls of the more opulent digs were covered with rugs and tapestries to help make them a bit more ...
... simply be surprised by El Camino. I had expected, or perhaps I had hoped, that this pass was something that I had conveniently skipped over before Pamplona. However, ultimately I was surprised and dismayed when I saw this obstacle presented in front of me today.
In all fairness Alto del Perdón is not too difficult a hill as far as ascents go. There are much tougher uphill slogs even on El Camino itself. I didn't remember it to be exceedingly challenging ...
... have made it. The hike was 27 km, which I think is around 15mi- took about eight hours too finish- When I began, I thought I was making a good clip but sure enough, I was passed by three men from Holland, all retired, over the age of sixty! And even more, they began their trip June 21, from Holland! I tell you, it is a little crazy to walk across Spain over 500 miles, but there is no word to describe what these men are accomplishing. The journey ...