Tag Archives: Via Frances

Logroño – Najera

I was glad that I carried the shoes I found at Roncesvalles. The previous evening with the boots being so wet, I was able to leave the albergue with them – impossible otherwise as my walking boots were soaking and stuffed with paper. This morning they were still wet but not saturated. Everyone had the […]

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Los Arcos – Logroño

It was 7.30am when I left the albergue. It was only 14 degrees centigrade with tomorrow’s weather being forecast as hot. Somehow I didn’t believe the forecast. David from Madrid was also surprised at the weather since crossing into Spain. I went for a look at the church but it was locked. I had forgotten […]

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Estella – Los Arcos

It was early and there was a lot of movement in the dormitory. I arose to be one of a handful still packing at 6.30am. At 6.50am one of the ‘friendly’ volunteers from the albergue said ‘Good Morning – Lets go!’. I was happy to leave as the atmosphere in the albergue had not been […]

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Puente la Reina – Estella

Outside the albergue there were two horses tied up western style awaiting their riders. There was Mara who had walked and ridden from Zurich in Switzerland and Valentin who had journeyed from South-West France. They were the first horse borne pilgrims I had seen on the Way. I had already seen a lady and her […]

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Pamplona – Puente la Reina

As I left the Albergue Jesus y Maria, Bernard, Pascal and Jérôme emerged. Jérôme was going to take a bus as he was not feeling well. Aline from Quebec in Canada was also there and would join Jérôme on the bus trip as her back was causing her some problems. Aline was 78 and had […]

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Larrasoaña – Pamplona

I awoke early to find everyone suiting up for the rain. It was cold and damp and had been raining all night. Everyone seemed resigned to a day of walking in the rain. The happiness of walking in Spain had been tempered by the wet. I was feeling quite low, tired and lonely. Perhaps the […]

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Roncesvalles – Larrasoaña

That was the first night in Spain for me. At 5.00am there was movement in the huge dormitory as some were keen to get going. Head torches flashed around and the sound of packing sacks could be heard. I was not fully awake yet and had that ‘where am I?’ feeling. Suddenly the lights went […]

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