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TO LEON – JUNE 23RD

Today we bused to Leon. It was about a 2 hour bus ride, and the landscape was very similar the whole way. This section is part of the meseta. I could see why this was the largest area suggested to bus if strapped for time. We could see the trail with pilgrims every so often, ..
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TO BURGOS – JUNE 22ND

Today we walked to Burgos. Kidding! So did not walk to Burgos. We left our Albergue and walked 8km to a bus stop in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. There we waited for a bus with 3 Asian girls that we have been walking on the same schedule with for a week. (One of them ..
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TO CIRUENA – JUNE 21ST

We left our albergue at close to 7:00 this morning. A little later than we had hoped. We had planned to be up at 5:00, and off by 6:00 but that didn’t happen. At 6:00, the albergue host woke the house with music. It started off quiet and became louder. That mixed with incense was ..
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TO VENTOSA – JUNE 20TH

After a great nights sleep in a bed with real sheets and not a sleeping bag, we awoke early at 5am. None of us wanted to get up. The desire to lay in such a comfortable bed was overwhelming! During the night, we awoke many times briefly to the sounds of loud, joyous hollering. Spain ..
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TO LOGRONO – JUNE 19TH

Today we cheated. We bussed 30km to Logrono. Man it was good! We didn’t REALLY cheat. We only have 26 walking days and to do the full 800, we’d need about 35 at least – with no rest days. And you really need rest days. We knew before we came that we’d have to bus ..
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TO LOS ARCOS – JUNE 18TH

I did not want to blog tonight. We are absolutely exhausted. Today was physically and mentally brutal. We have now completed 153 kilometres. It started off great. We left Villatuerta around 8 and headed for Estella and had breakfast. A couple of kilometres past Estella, we arrived at Bodegas Irache – the home of the ..
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TO VILLATUERTA – JUNE 17TH

Today was a better day. We left the grumpy little town called Obanos as early as we could. We quickly arrived in Puente la Reina and had breakfast. While eating, we saw Jeff and Lynette pass our cafe. Not long after, we caught up with them while they were taking pictures with 3 Spanish ladies. ..
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TO WHEREVER THE HECK WE ARE – JUNE 16TH

Right now I am feeling discouraged. So it will be good to reflect back on the good parts of the day. On a pain scale, my feet are at a 7/10 whereas yesterday they were a 10/10, so that’s a bonus. We saw some absolutely amazing views today, including the iron pilgrim statues as seen ..
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THE WALK TO PAMPLONA – JUNE 15TH

We had breakfast at our albergue in Zubiri this morning, and headed out over the bridge towards Pamplona. It’s really neat how you become a “camino family” with all of the people that you meet. Even the people that we never asked or found out their names – we have names for. The British couple ..
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TO ZUBIRI – JUNE 14TH

We awoke this morning and began our walk right away. We decided that we would have breakfast somewhere along the way. Currently, we are in Zubiri. Probably my favourite village that we saw today was Burguete. Beautiful roadway and church through the centre of town. As we followed the yellow arrows as they turned to ..
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