3rd day walking

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.

Another way marker

Another way marker

A fancy fish fountain

A fancy fish fountain

A more standard fountain

A more standard fountain

Early morning, the sun is trying to come out

Early morning, the sun is trying to come out

 Bridge we crossed

Bridge we crossed

More scenery

More scenery

Another  bridge we crossed

Another bridge we crossed

Right after the bridge

Right after the bridge

More scenery , also women from Sweden

More scenery , also women from Sweden

I think this is a cemetery

I think this is a cemetery

Beside the cemetery

Beside the cemetery

The outskirts of new Pamplona , another bridge

The outskirts of new Pamplona , another bridge

On the bridge into the city of newer Pamplona

On the bridge into the city of newer Pamplona

Drawbridge into old Pamplona

Drawbridge into old Pamplona

Walking into old Pamplona

Walking into old Pamplona

Coming into city, following everyone else

Coming into city, following everyone else

7 comments on “3rd day walking

  1. Maria says:

    Looks Great!!!!! Glad everyone is so friendly! 🙂

  2. kasarah says:

    glad to know you guys r doing better! And things are going well, keep it up you to! we all have faith in you amd love you and miss you and also praying for you love always kasarah

  3. so happy for you guys. glad you got rid of some of the weight that backpack looked real heavy. Fran and I both send our prayers and we love and miss you. stay well and God Bless.

  4. Rena Warmath says:

    Awesome blog, Dorean! When you’re home, you need to convert your blog into a hardbound book…pictures and all! We did that after our westcoast trip…it’s something you’ll treasure forever!

  5. Bill & Nancy says:

    Beautiful pictures , you guys seem to be getting into the groove ! Keep it up

  6. UB says:

    Love the pictures! So glad you were able to lighten the load somewhat. Glad the people seem to be friendly. You both are always in my prayers.

  7. jenna says:

    And miss you guys. Be safe! Praying for you constantly. Love you lots ❤

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