Puente la Reina/Gares

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  • Day10

    Puente La Reina to Estella

    April 29, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    Hola from Los Arcos, Spain. I didn’t get a chance to post last night so two coming at you today. I left Puente La Reina at 730 a yesterday morning heading to Estella. I am now out of the Pyrenees foothills and getting into wine country. I really struggled with this leg of the trip for some reason...a combination of some tough hills, my body being tired and walking through some heavy rains for the last couple of miles. But things are much better tonight as I write this. I walked the afternoon with police officer friend from Australia. She had a small hotel booked and since I was cold, wet and tired....I went there and got a room instead of trying to find an albergue. The place was clean and had a restaurant worked. Hotels are significantly more money but you have a private room as well as hotter water usually and not having to fight for an outlet to charge my iPad is also a huge plus. I don’t have any photos of Estella for two reasons, it didn’t seem to be a historic little town like some and I was too cold, tired and sore to go out and look around. So, the following photos are of my trip between Puente La Reina and Estella.Read more

  • Day116

    Puenta la Reina

    June 25, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    We were up and walking out of Pamplona by 6:00 am this morning to try and beat the heat, and really enjoyed our hike up to Alto del Perdon - the pilgrims monument. I have to say we did not really enjoy the decent on the rocks. It took such concentration to not slide or twist an ankle, and my knees and ankles are very tired tonight from it.

    The heat came on strong today, and we were suffering a bit (maybe a lot) by the time we walked into our albergue in Puenta la Reina.

    I got a bottom bunk tonight!!! Woohoo! Hallelujah! 😁 Our place had a wonderful outdoor bar with tables and chairs in the shade with a great big tv to watch World Cup soccer.

    I have been craving salad 🥗 and was excited to be able to have that tonight as part of the dinner buffet that was served. It was all fantastic, as was the self serve wine 🍷 👍🏻

    Highlights from today, besides the dinner and wine 🙂:
    1. walking through Pamplona city streets before anyone was up and about
    2. The fresh squeezed orange juice
    3. Walking with Ariel and Noel (I need to get some pics of all of these wonderful people)
    4. Visiting with Anja (from Holland) this afternoon and evening
    5. watching the two young men from Louisiana ( who are studying to be priests someday) try to get ready for bed after having too much wine...Hilarious!
    6. Finally...Spain was able to tie Morocco in their World Cup game at the very end, so people here are very happy 😊

    Tomorrow we continue on to Estella.
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  • Day2

    First stop - Puente la Reina

    April 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Pamplona -> 25km -> Puente la Reina
    First day walking, and what a walk it was. Beautiful views, some hills, sore shoulders but safely arrived at my first albergue! Rest time before dinner

  • Day5

    Puenta la Reina 25 km

    September 4, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Nach dem Ruhetag freute ich mich wieder auf die nächste Etappe. Nachdem wir eine grössere Steigung hinter uns gelassen haben, sind wir von einem schönen Rundbĺick verwöhnt worden. Danach liefen wir hinunter wo ein längeres Flachstück wartete. Natürlich haben wir immer unsere Kaffeehalte. Am schluss hatten wir eine übernachtung mit Schwimmbad.Read more

  • Day6

    Puente La Reina

    June 4, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    First blisters appeared today yippee..... Made it to RAINY Puente La Reina, there's no warm water and trying to get everything dry before tomorrow morning! Happy times ❤
    Less than 700km to go to Santiago! 🎉

  • Day10

    Pamplona to Puente la Reina - 14.8 miles

    October 1, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Starting with last night, Pamplona is quite the party city. Returning from dinner and passing a bar, the band started playing and the people went nuts...dancing and parading down the calle. Glad they went far away as I needed to rest.

    This am, I saw the after effects of the party in the street as there were several street sweepers collecting the trash.

    First pic is the statue for the running of the bulls and dinner was a Domino's Pizza as Tommy wanted a pizza. It was good too.

    Up early and tried to be quiet as Tommy sleeps in a bit so had breakfast, packed, and left into the Sunday quietness of Pamplona. Overcast and after a bit needed to find my poncho. Initial walking was along city streets and parks so I made good time, then got to the trails and started to gain elevation until I reached the top of Alto del Perdon. You should recognize the pictures from The Way. Tough descent as lots of loose gravel the size of baking potatoes. I truly believe that the farmers put all the rocks they get from the fields on the trail and force the pilgrim's to walk on them.

    Met a young German girl and she told me she walked 42 km a few days ago and was wondering why I was stopping at la Renia. Tired said I and stopped. I am at the albergue Santiago Apostle (up hill from the bridge and I should have stayed in town). Why did they build this place up hill?

    Nice quiet town (Sunday) and I need some rest as
    tomorrow is another day with 12 miles or so. Met an ex marine from California wondering why he is putting himself through boot camp again.

    Oh yes, the beard is coming in rather nicely.

    Enjoy the pictures.
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  • Day6

    Day 4. Puente le Reina

    September 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    I didn't walk with the others today, I had a day to myself. It was so amazing, walking the streets of Pamplona, the path the running of the bulls take, having fresh ham & cheese sandwiches in the sun. Then i took the journey to Puente le Reina to meet everyone and currently sitting on our rooftop terrace enjoying the sun awaiting their arrival, its Saturday night so should be good. Buen Camino!!Read more

  • Day9

    Puente La Reina

    May 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    C11th Romanesque bridge built by Queen Mayor (= Sanchez III of Navarre). A Txori (Basque for 'little bird') used to clean with its beak the face of the Virgin whose statue was on the bridge before being moved to a nearby church. Now it just leaves droppings.

  • Day8

    Puente La Reina

    May 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    Puente La Reina or Bridge of the Queen. 👸🏻Neat Templar influenced cathedral. 🛐 At the albergue (our second pick, the first was full) chatted with a neat gal from Australia who made it to Everest base camp last year. Rash on ankles is most likely due to a combination sweat, heat and wool socks - I'll be wearing Tom's synthetic socks tomorrow (and maybe for the rest of the Camino).Read more

  • Day5

    Etappe 4 von Pamplona nach Puente la Rei

    April 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Die heutige Etappe war schon fast entspannend, wenn ich so auf die letzten Tage zurück blicke. Gut, der Umstand in einem 4 Sterne Hotel geschlafen zu haben, wirkte sich natürlich schon vor dem Start positiv auf meine Laune aus. Direkt in Pamplona, traf ich dann Isabella, die mit mir bis Puente la Reina lief und in der Zeit sogar mein spanisch etwas besser werden ließ. Entsprechend sind wir heute sehr früh angekommen, weil die Zeit wie im Flug verging. Wie jeden Tag, endet auch dieser entspannt an der Bar, die ich gleich aufsuchen werde. Bevor ich es vergesse... Heute schlafe ich doch tatsächlich mal in einer Herberge. Mal sehen, was das wird.

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