Day 6 – Pamplona to Puente La Reina

Day 6 – Pamplona to Puente La Reina

Date: 7 September 2018

Departure Time: 06:35 am
Arrival Time: 2:35 pm
Distance: 24.5 kms
Cumulative Distance: 92.8 kms
Percentage Completed: 10.04%
Accommodation: Hotel Rural Bidean
Weather: Beautiful day, clear skies 24 degrees

Today was a very pleasant 25 kilometre walk. We spent much of the morning climbing along rocky paths to Alto del Perdon which features beautiful views of Pamplona and the iconic metal pilgrim profiles. While at the summit, Mark was interviewed for an upcoming British documentary series on the Camino. We descended from Alto del Perdon down a steep rocky path and from there on had a rather pleasant walk to Puente La Reina. This delightful town features an historical Roman bridge which most likely has its own Wikipedia entry. We are staying at Hotel Rural Bidean which is in the historic Calle Mayor.

One noticeable feature of the day, compared to last year, it is no longer wheat season but grape and berry time.

We are sitting here writing this being tortured by church bells – they have gone crazy at 6:45 pm. They are not stopping. It seems Quasimodo has gone “rogue”.

Pilgrim feet are holding up well. A few aches and pains but nothing we can’t handle with “Camino candy” – Nurofen 600 mgs.

Leaving Pamplona
View to Alto del Perdon
Ready to start uphill walking
The pilgrim path
Statues at Alto del Perdon
Mark with the documentary film maker
On the long rocky downhill
This surface went for about 1 kilometre downhill
Ripe blackberries
Statue in Obanos
Retablo at Church in Puenta La Reina
Roman Bridge over Rió Arga
Bridge at Puenta La Reina

3 thoughts on “Day 6 – Pamplona to Puente La Reina

  1. Great job guys. You are doing fantastic. I love reading the blog and seeing all the beautiful photos.

  2. Great going, guys. Hope you did your hair for the interview, Mark!! Keep those church bells ringing – remember, one day you may say that you wish you could still hear them!! Buen Camino!!?⛪️

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