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Nájera

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  • Day21

    Avondsluiting 14september

    September 14 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Hier weer een update van de Puttense Pensionada Peregrinos.
    Het is hier in Spanje gemakkelijker communicren als in Frankrijk. Alle slaapverblijven en ook eetgelegenheden spreken doorgaans goed Engels.
    Zoals iedereen wel zal weten hebben we een pelgrimspaspoort van het Genootschap van St. Jacob. Het is de bedoeling om dagelijks een stempel te laten zetten in een kerk, bij een gemeentehuis of een touristenburo. In Spanje moet je er 2 scoren om bij het eind in Santiago een certificaat te krijgen. Tot nu toe lukt dat goed. Vandaag in Los Arcos was het touristenburo dicht en werden we doorverwezen naar een gebouw een eindje verder. Nou dat leek wel een gemeentehuis en wij naar binnen met de paspoorten. Komen we voor de balie van een ziekenhuis! Zo snel mogelijk weer weggerend!
    We komen steeds meer wandelaars tegen. Die hebben hun eigen route over grindpaden en matige wegen. Zo af en toe worden wij hier ook overheen gestuurd. Je komt lopers tegen met een winkelwagentje, met paraplu tegen de zon en ook met wandelwagen met een kleine erin.
    Ze eten hier in Spanje voor ons doen aan de late kant, 8 uur, half negen. Daar wennen we langzaam aan.
    Vandaag was een pittig dagje met een aantal stevige klimmetjes tot 11% aan toe. Het was wat meer bewolkt en ook wat meer wind, Vanavond viel er al een spatje regen en de weersverwachting is dat het droog, maar wel bewolkt blijft.
    Morgen wat minder kilometers, we gaan zo hard, we gaan tussendoor nog meer genieten, anders zijn we veel te gauw weer in Putten.
    Welterusten voor straks.
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  • Day189

    Camino Frances 5

    August 4, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Die 8. Etappe ist geschafft. 😀
    In den letzten beiden Tagen habe ich täglich ungefähr 28 km zurück gelegt. Der Weg führte mich dabei von Los Arcos über Sansol, Torres del Rio, Viana, Logrono, Navarrete und Ventosa nach Najera.
    Auf dem gestrigen Weg von Los Arcos nach Logrono habe ich übrigens die Region Navarra verlassen und befinde mich nun im weltbekannten Weinanbaugebiet La Rioja. Weinkenner kommen hier sicher auf ihre Kosten aber ich bleibe lieber bei Wasser 😉.
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  • Day21

    Nájera

    September 14 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 33 °C

    Na wat "bulten" zijn we er,...we slapen boven een delicatessen winkel.

  • Day22

    Vertrek

    September 15 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Na wat omwegen de weg weer opgepakt...

  • Day15

    Najera to Santo Domingo

    May 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Hello from Santo Domingo, Spain. I got a late start from Najera this morning, so I arrived a little later to Santo Domingo at around 4pm. I met up with an 81 year old Australian guy named James on the way into town. He was at least a km behind me and caught up with me in under an hour. He walked the AT at the age of 65, walked the full length of the UK in his 70’s and now the Camino at age 81. I am a little embarrassed to admit that he crossed the Pyrenees in 7 hours at age 81 and it took me twice that long. Very humbling. He is actually in the bunk next to me tonight in an old monastary run by a group of nuns. The trip here today was uneventful really....lots of vineyards, grassy fields and hills, a 14 mile day. One note of interest...I walked through a literal ghost town today...very weird. Apparently a developer created an upscale community complete with a golf course and hundreds of condos...the whole thing flopped and it was abandoned as is. It felt like I was in a nuclear area like Chernobyl in Russia in the 80’s. Tomorrow I will attempt to make it to Belorado. Some stories from the Camino: On the same day I crossed, a guy arrived at the Albergue Orrison (the only refuge on the Pyrenees crossing) at around 5pm...they had no room for him and turned him away. He went a mile up the trail, pitched his tent and settled in until the wild horses came along and destroyed his tent...scared the guy half to death apparently but I hear he survived okay. I met a 19 year old kid hiking the Camino backwards...started in Portugal and is walking to his home in England...about a 4 month trip. There is apparently another guy from Maine hiking somewhere near me but haven’t met up with him yet. That’s it from here for now....I am getting there. I have walked over 100 miles so far but can’t pin down the exact number but that means I am 20% of the way and still alive! Take care, I hope this finds everyone well!Read more

  • Day6

    Fith stop - Nájera

    May 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Logroño -> 28km -> Nájera
    Today was a challenging one - a second long day in a row. Pushing myself was necessary, especially the last 2 km when you just don't see the end of it! Aching from the waste down. Tomorrow will be more chillRead more

  • Day21

    P.S. to Nájera

    September 12, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Just had to add a bit more about the afternoon and dinner, we did go exploring, though by mid afternoon it is very hot and glaringly bright...but found the jewel of Nájera - the Monasterio Santa Maria de la Real, with its church, burial place of kings, queens and knights of Navarra (this must have all once been part of Navarra, and in fact Nájera was the capital of the kingdom of Navarra in the 11th and 12th centuries). And there is a beautiful cloister there...it was abused (used as army barracks, munition storage, prison and even a bull ring!) over the years but in the late 1800s was taken over by Franciscan monks and restored. Very beautiful. Then we had a glass of wine and kindle time, wandered along the river a bit, and waited till dinner time - 7.30. The hotel sends us round to a little restaurant round the corner which we remembered.

    Only one drama...we were sitting, with wine and water, no food yet, when there was a loud thumping on a door....the one very busy waitress was elsewhere so Amr did the rescue thing - someone couldn’t unlock the toilet door....so Amr released her...big commotion, and the waitress came to thank Amr with a big flourish and knocked his glass of vino Tinto all over him! Oh dear, she died of mortification, Amr took off his shirt (luckily he had a respectable black t-shirt underneath, and went back to the hotel to hang up the rinsed shirt (5 mins away).... Finally we sat down to a delicious meal - white beans with shell fish, sort of a soup, a plate of leeks, and we both had the most delicious stuffed peppers...
    So all was well, and now ready to hit the sack, even if only 9.30!

    Tomorrow we walk about 21 kms to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, where the famous chooks are in the cathedral. Life is good.
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  • Day120

    Najera

    June 29, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    We walked another 18 miles through vineyards today to Nájera. When we got into town, the woman at the market told us it was Fiesta San Pedro. We got to witness the most amazing celebration by a town I have ever seen! The Spanish people know how to celebrate! I added a small video snippet of some of it. Such a happy and joyous time.

    We met up with our Camino friends this evening to eat outside at a bar, but the the skies opened up with thunderstorms, and so the town people in the bar brought us inside and treated us like family...good times!

    Another “feel good” moment for today: We were getting tired as we crested our last climb today, but we were greeted by a wonderful man playing a guitar. It lifted our spirits 🙂. This same man (we found out later) left all of his guitars and other instruments and ran down the trail for 10 minutes to give a woman her money belt she had left behind. She shared with us how she cried with gratitude because she had $500 euros in it. She said she will never forget it.

    Tomorrow is a little bit shorter day, and I am sure my feet will be happy about that. We are going to Santo Domingo.
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  • Day21

    Good walk to Nájera

    September 12, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Another great day! Cloudless, cool and crisp as we set off at 8.20am and hot and sweaty when we arrived here at about 1 o’clock, having walked 17.6 kms. The itinerary said 17.4, so was accurate this time! We walked through vineyards and more vineyards, all laden with grapes. Yesterday someone tasted one and said it was sweet, but today someone said tart...not sugary...I think the grape harvest is October usually, so assume they are just needing a few more weeks. They are mostly red, but every now and then there are a few rows of white...and yesterday we saw some labelled Tempranillo blanco....didn’t know Tempranillo could be white.

    Anyway, a lovely walk, not too demanding, but enough to feel hot and ready for a beer on arrival. We did that, before heading to the hotel - stopped at a bar and had a snack as well. Now in this lovely hotel (known from before) and washing and soon will be ready to hit the town and see some of the sights. Last time we had walked the 30 kms from Logroño and didn’t have the energy to do any exploring..so this is good!

    We were in step with 2 Swedish women today for a while, which was fun, but I found that I got quite breathless having an animated conversation while walking! They were having a drink at the bar when we arrived, having sprinted on ahead after a while! And there is an Australian woman from Gold Coast in our hotel...walking alone. So many people from so many places, and the inevitable bike riders zooming past and being annoying!! This wifi seems good, so will see how we go with photos.
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  • Day15

    Navarrete - Nájera

    September 2 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Heute führte der Weg von Navarrete über Ventosa nach Nájera. Erwähnenswert ist der ausgesprochen schöne Kunstweg, der nach Ventosa führt. Rein landschaftlich gab es in der Folge auch schon Schöneres zu sehen. Der Camino führte, neben dem Weingebiet, doch eine rechte Strecke lang der Straße nach. Unterwegs traf ich dann noch zwei Ladies, die eine aus Bilbao, die Französisch und Deutsch sprach, und die andere aus Sardinien, die den ganzen Rucksack mit Esswaren gefüllt hatte und Englisch sprach. Entschädigt wurde man dann durch das schmucke Städtchen Nájera, das eine ausgesprochen schöne Promenade dem Flüsschen Najerilla entlang führt. Insgesamt ein schöner Ort um zu übernachten.
    Morgen geht's dann weiter Richtung Santo Domingo, jedoch nur bis Cirueña, da morgen am Nachmittag doch wiederTemperaturen über 30 Grad angesagt sind.
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