Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada (Camino de Santiago)

Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada (Camino de Santiago)

I awoke at 5am, packed up my gear and sat outside while Tim, Mike and Greg finished waking and packing. I didn’t sleep very well as I kept thinking about bedbugs all night and the constant change of temperature that went from cold to stifling heat. As soon as I could get out of the [...]

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Logrono to Najera (Camino de Santiago)

Logrono to Najera (Camino de Santiago)

Clear skies and a gentle breeze greeted us as we walked with headlights out of Logrono. The day’s route was nearly nineteen miles on a flat track. At sunrise we passed Lake Planano de la Grajera with its dam lined with early morning fishermen. The area was quite lush and we were treated to the [...]

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Los Arcos to Logrono (Camino de Santiago)

Los Arcos to Logrono (Camino de Santiago)

It was a long day today, 17.3 miles. The morning walk went up and over a couple of steep hills before flattening for miles on a dirt track through open farmland of wheat and vineyards. The scenery was peaceful and with an overcast sky and a cool breeze the hiking was pleasant. Today we left [...]

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Estella to Los Arcos (Camino de Santiago)

Estella to Los Arcos (Camino de Santiago)

I awoke at 5am after a long night of dreams, strange unsettling dreams. It took some time to find our way out of Estella and into the countryside, especially in the dark. Our first stop was at the Monastery Irache and the Fuente de Vino (the fountain of wine). Even though it was early, and [...]

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Puente La Reina to Estella (Camino de Santiago)

Puente La Reina to Estella (Camino de Santiago)

The morning was a perfect cool temperature as we walked in the dark. I have loved seeing the moon every day before sunrise and as we continue walking for the next month I will be able to enjoy all of its phases from new to full. This morning its silver cast was crystal clear. We [...]

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