On Our Way Again

The way to Puente La Reina

After a nice rest in Pamplona, we were happy to get back on the trail. It didn’t take long to get out of the city and back onto another scenic trail. With the improved weather, we were now able to hike in shorts and T shirts.

Gentle hills and valleys for the day

As you can see from the photo, I had my main backpack sent ahead to our hotel. For only around $6, it was well worth it to have one more easier day hiking. This service was available throughout the Camino and I was glad I could use it at the last minute.

We saw horses & bikes on the Camino

Although we saw bikers along our route, they often used the main highways. This horse passed us once, and we thought it looked like a fun way to do the Camino.

We saw all ages of people, from all parts of the world. It was fun meeting up with people when we stopped for lunch or visited a special site along the way. Everyone was friendly and accessible. And we often saw people helping each other, especially in offering advice for what to do about blisters and other foot problems.

 

Cizur Menor

It was a bit of a climb to Cizur Menor, made famous by the movie, The Way. But the views and photo ops were worth it.

A Church in Zariquiegui

City Hall in Uterga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each day we passed through several beautiful small towns—always with clean streets and lovely architecture. Many of the small stores and restaurants catered to the pilgrims. It was easy to find tasty sandwiches called Bocadillo with a wide variety of fillings—eggs and chorizo in the morning or meat, vegetables or cheese almost any other time.

Sharing the Camino

You never know what you might find along the Camino. We enjoyed this short interruption.

Puente La Reina

We highly recommend spending a night in Puente La Reina, a beautiful town near the Agra River. There were many options for lodging and several fun restaurants with outdoor seating in this picturesque village.  And best of all, it was a pleasant 13 mile walk from Pamplona.

 

 

 

About msraaka

I am an artist, writer and desktop publishing consultant living in the Pacific Northwest. After our first visit to Italy, my husband Bob and I have found ways to spend more and more time there and other countries in Europe. We love to travel, but especially to stay in one area and get a better sense of place. I love learning languages, so I continue to study Italian, French and Spanish so I can communicate a bit more with the locals. Even learning the basic greetings can make a big difference.
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2 Responses to On Our Way Again

  1. lemonodyssey says:

    Great recommendations….. sure like the idea of sending the heavy pack ahead to the hotel! Love the sheep and shepherd photo, and the one of the intrepid hiker by the bridge at Puente La Reina.

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