The Albergue Puerta de Najera is however set in a very picturesque location:
|View out of our window to the river|
Pauline, we lit a candle for Pa...well actually five candles as the cathedral is a bit high tech...you make a donation and an LED candle is automatically lit. Except in this case five lights came on at the same time!!!
|Unfortunately it started to rain steadily again and it became very cool outside so...delicious!|
|Meat slices and salad with small fishes on top|
|Mushrooms and shrimp in a sauce|
|Beef steak and fries|
Today it really struck me how we keep meeting the walking same pilgrims frequently again as we go our separate ways. Yesterday we came across Ed (Lithuania), Guiseppe and spouse (Italy), and Daniel in the cathedral...today Marie-Claude (France), Daniel and the Swedish couple (Zariquiegui) and Klass and Sitka (Netherlands), All of these pilgrims we met previously, stayed at different Albergues and in some cases towns, and never expected to see again...such is the Camino!
On the Canadian lapel pin front I keep giving them away...from what I can remember a New Zealander, two Brazilians, four young Germans, Ricardo from Italy, two Korean women and the owner of the Albergue. I am going to keep at it until my stash hits zero!
Camino signs vary everywhere we go...a number of them are shown in attached pictures...
|An example of how Camino signs can be misleading...where the rays of the sun converge points to Santiago...where the arrow point is also Santiago so do I go Left or Right?|
|Not a dangerous animal|
|Marc in the distance|
|Pilgrims queuing up!|
|Does anyone know what type of tree this is?|
We are going out for tapas and a Cerveza (no lunch again)...feeling somewhat sad as Malte will not be walking with us after today as he will be cutting his days shorter in anticipation of his return home and to leave himself with an objective for his return next year when he completes his walk to Santiago de Compostela. I have really enjoyed both getting to know him and his company...perhaps our paths will cross again in the future.
No significant aches and pains...we are doing as well as can be expected physically. Today we hit 200 kms...a good weeks effort!