Puente La Reina to EstellaMay 4, 2017 in Spain
A chorus of snores woke us up throughout the night, but we still managed to get an early start, leaving around 7:30AM. We stopped at a bar (it had been open since 7am, a rarity! We haven't found anything open before 8am.) We stocked up with extra croissants to make sure we would have food in case the bars in the towns we walk through were all closed for siesta. Tom and I exclaim over how little solicitation of pilgrims there is in the towns and in the Camino.
Many other pilgrims decided to leave at the same time and so it felt a bit like we were on an organized hike with a big group of friends. We stopped for lunch in Lorca and I met my spirit animal (a pilgrim kitty). I had a sumptuous lentil soup. We spent a few minutes enjoying the high vaulted ceiling arches 14th century Iglesia La Asunción in Villatuerta, where we recieved a warm welcome (also atypical!). We were fond of the agricultural landscape, particularly the vineyards and wheat fields.Read more