3 rd day walking.
We saved half a loaf of bread for breakfast, but soon ran across this house where a women was selling coffee and snacks out of her garage. 2 cups of coffee everyone. Two!! I was so fantastic after that, the whole day went well. It was the coffee and the lady at the store/garage who educated me in coffee lingo. Not coffee americano but caffe lechee. Anyway, why am I always obsessing about coffee, hmmm don’t know, don’t care.
Rambling, sorry, anyway after we left Zubiri, we walked thru Larrasoana, this wasn’t bad at all, some hills, but we are getting stronger. Also we sent one bag ahead, you pay 7euros and they will drive our bag to wherever you walk to next. We each still had a bag, Al had his backpack and we jammed my backpack full of heavy stuff, but I still had about 10 pounds in Al’s gym bag. I looked ridiculous. We walked to Pamplona today which ended up being 20km. not too shabby!
Before you get into the old part of Pamplona, you walk for hours thru the city leading up to it. Lights and traffic seem weird after the trail. But then you walk up to this citadel, that’s what it seemed like, anyway you actually have to cross a drawbridge to get into the city. Then colorful houses, ribbons and streamers everywhere. And finally our hostel. We showered then did our laundry in the sink, then went exploring. Dinner was a pilgrim lunch, sandwich, fruit,juice and Al added a bottle of wine to our menu again. I insisted we share this bottle, so we invited this German man we met on the train and had a really nice conversation about Germany and the differences between us and them.
This is so different then walking trails in the US. This is set up for walkers, all the towns expect us everyday, you meet people all along the path. If you want solitude, this wouldn’t work. Al talked to a gentleman from Australia, I talked with a women from Sweden. We have met people from all over the world. It has been great if you ignore all the sore parts.
I am including lots of pics.
More to follow,
until then, be well.
3 rd day walking.