Monthly Archives: September 2015

Day 9 (September 18, 2015) – 21.1 km., Estella to Los Arcos

Wine before breakfast? You betcha! No one can resist the Fuente de Vino (the wine fountain) in Irache, not far from Estella where we spent last night. The fountain attracted a crowd of peregrinos who were waiting their turn in … Continue reading

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Day 8 (September 17, 2015) – 21.9 km, Puente La Reina to Estella

I was going to start off by saying that today was one of those days for more pictures and a little less writing but then I decided that although a picture might be worth a thousand words, they might leave … Continue reading

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Day 7 (September 16, 2015) – 9.5 km., Uterga to Puente La Reina

I am sitting here propped up in bed with my headlamp on, listening to Dave softly snoring, and studying my feet. They are puffy and wider than they used to be. Thank heavens I still have arches and no blisters … Continue reading

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Day 6 (September 15, 2015) – 12.3 km., Cizur Menor to Uterga

What a great day! We hiked the “Alto del Perdon” (Hill of Forgiveness) at an altitude of 790 metres and it wasn’t hard at all. That could mean one of two things, or maybe even both: (1) that we are … Continue reading

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Day 5 (September 14, 2015) – 22 km., Larrasoana to Cizur Menor

We came very close to experiencing a “Camino moment” today when we walked much further than we planned. Our destination was the Navarra Hostal, Pamplona, where we considered spending two nights. We didn’t phone ahead for a reservation, which would … Continue reading

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Day 4 (September 13, 2015) – 15.6 km., Viscarret to Larrasoana

There was no Camino “rush hour” today and I kind of missed it! If you have to be in a rush hour, the Camino “rush hour” is a good one to be in. Peregrinos are a happy bunch who almost … Continue reading

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Day 3 (September 12, 2015) – 11.8 km., Roncesvalles to Viscarret

Is there a better way to wake up in the morning than with a group of hospitaleros singing a beautiful rendition of Hallelujah as they stroll through the dormitories? It sure beats the buzzing of an alarm clock at 6 … Continue reading

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Day 2 (September 11, 2015) – 17.1 km., Orisson to Roncesvalles

Climbing over the Pyrenees Mountains was arduous as promised, but the stunning scenery was worth every ounce of effort. It was the way favoured by Napoleon to get his troops in and out of Spain during the Peninsular War and … Continue reading

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Day 1 (September 10, 2015) – 8 km., St. Jean Pied de Port to Orisson

This is unbelieveable! We are pinching ourselves because we will be sleeping tonight on the flanks of the Pyrenees Mountains in Orisson. Orisson is in France, but tomorow we will finish crossing the Pyrenees and arrive in Spain. We wonder … Continue reading

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Day 0: St. Jean Pied de Port

Are we ever happy to be here and have one full day to relax and explore in Saint Jean Pied de Port before starting our really long walk (one step at a time). This is such a pretty little French … Continue reading

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