Date: 4 September 2018
Departure Time: 07:45 am
Arrival Time: 2:36 pm
Distance: 22 kms
Cumulative Distance: 47.4 kms
Percentage Completed: 5.12%
Weather: Perfect sunny day
Today was a very pleasant but strenuous walk through charming forests and country paths. We did note that Spanish cartographers do suffer from some arithmatic challenges. It’s not too often that you can pass a sign that says 6.5 kilometres to your destination, walk 20 metres and encounter another sign that says 7.5 kilometres to go.
The day was a tough one again with a very strenuous 3.5 kilometre downhill slog right at the end. Mark was very buoyant as he passed the point where he began to acquire blisters on our last Camino with feet in good condition.
We had a very pleasant evening drinking and sharing stories with pilgrims from the UK, Canada, USA and Sweden. We have chatted to a number of US citizens and are yet to find anyone who admits to being a Trump supporter. However, another thing they have in common was their distrust of Hillary Clinton.
We are staying at Hotel Txantxorena which is located in a beautiful building which was built in the 1600’s. It was a perfect place to spend our 36th wedding anniversary.
Off to Pamplona tomorrow, where we will have a rest day.