Puente la Reina/Gares

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25 travelers at this place:

  • Day10

    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

  • Day2

    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

    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.

  • Day6

    Puente La Reina

    June 4, 2017 in Spain

    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

    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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  • Day8

    Puente La Reina

    May 3, 2017 in Spain

    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).

  • Day5

    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.

    Link zur getrackten Tour mit mehr Bildern:
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  • Day8

    Albergue Santiago Apostol

    August 25, 2016 in Spain

    Very nice albergue with a swimming pool!! Very much appreciated after walking almost 20 miles in 95 degree heat. Unfortunately we had to climb a massive Hill to get up here.

  • Day6

    Punta La Reina - Jour 6

    September 16, 2017 in Spain

    Finalement une bonne nuit complète!! J’attendais ça depuis quelques jours😊. Par contre le genou n’est pas mieux. Les descentes seront tout un challenge aujourd’hui. C’est un peu décourageant, car le reste, ça va tellement bien, mais c’est peut-être un signe du chemin... sortir de ma zone de confort et laisser Cait et Marc aller faire le chemin pendant que je fais le mien. Arendelle m’a fait remarqué hier que nous parlions comme si c’était des étapes qu’il accomplir et non notre propre chemin. Je suis content qu’elle m’ait fait réaliser que j’avais encore peur de l’inconnu. Ce sentiment d’insécurité que j’ai toujours...

    Nous partons de Pamplona et la douleur est intense et je me demande bien comme de temps je pourrais tenir le coup. D’un côté, ça me permet d’être seul la plupart du temps alors je profite du silence et écoute la nature. La vue sur Pamplona est incroyable et je vois au loin Alto Del Perdon. La montée sera toute une aventure, mais au moins en montée c’est plus facile. Rendu tout en haut c’est incroyable... c’est mieux ce que j’espérais et de l’autre côté c’est aussi beau sinon plus!! Nous prenons quelques instants là haut. On immortalise ce moment avec Caite et Marc!!!

    Maintenant c’est la descente... aux enfers! Ouf le genou a de la misère à tenir. Je dois constamment zigzaguer ou bien arrêter toutes les 5 minutes. La sensation est horrible... « sharp pain » tout le long de la descente. Finalement après je ne sais combien de temps je réussis finalement à me rendre en bas. Caite et Marc m’attendent un peu plus loin et nous continuons notre chemin. Après avoir passé quelques villages, nous arrivons à Punta de la Reina, mais comme il est tard et bien les albergues sont déjà tous complets. Nous nous rendons finalement à la réservation que nous avions faite plutôt le matin même. Il reste une dernière montée pour se rendre à notre gîte.

    C’est plutôt bien comme endroit... nous passons une excellente soirée en compagnie de deux Français assez âgés dont l’un s’appelle Hardy! Vin et bières me font oublier mon mal de genou!! La journée de demain m’inquiète encore plus, mais demain c’est demain... on verra cela demain matin et je suis sûr le chemin s’occupera de cela...

    Buen camino!
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