Last night's supper was once again very good...we had Guiseppe (champion snorer and cougher from Italy) and his wife join us. He's a nice guy who tries hard to communicate with us...I did pick up that in 2009 he walked from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre in 20 days or 44 kms per day! incredible!
|Some type of yogurt dessert|
Slept extremely well last night in our room for four and woke up knowing that we had a short day ahead of us...a great feeling. On the way down I noticed some very very tired pilgrims with one flaked out on a couch...unfortunately the Italian snorer had kept them all awake in the large dorm room (likely 30 beds)! Oh I felt sorry for them 😝...really not mature but I was thinking back to Roncesvalles!!!
On the way out we met Guiseppe and his wife again...he was carrying both packs! This may well be the last time we come across them as they are targeting to be in Santiago on May 16th. At this point we are on target to be in O'Cebreiro on May 12th (meet Cyrille) and Santiago de Compostela on May 17th (Paulo completing his Camino).
Our group Malte, Paulo, Marc and me continue to be walking well together...aches and pains all round but nothing serious at present.
As I was walking I was comparing the getting lost experience of the Camino Frances to my previous Camino's in Switzerland and France...no comparison at all. On the Camino Frances you really have to work to get lost...signs well placed, pilgrims ahead of you and local people letting you know when you stray. I may regret these comments in days to come however no problems to date.
A strong day on the Canadian lapel pin front...not sure how many however recipients I can recall are: two Korean pelegrinas (love their positive reaction), a Spaniard pelegrina and a number of Spanish local people in Logrono...two ladies who had a small tienda (shop), three young teenage girls, a family of six where we had lunch (small kids very excited) and the owners of the lunch bar.
Early morning pictures were restricted due to the rain...
We did stop shortly thereafter at a Panaderia where I had two chocolate cookies...no picture due to rain.
We arrived in Logrono just after noon and made our way downtown to eat lunch at a local small bar.
|Where we ate lunch|
Essentially I am doing DIDDLY SQUAT and enjoying myself 😊. It's 3:00...soon we are going exploring in Logrono...more to report on tomorrow! Next three days are 30, 35 and 33 kms...glad for the rest today!