Date: 27 April 2017
Departure time: 07:40
Arrival Time: 17:00
Distance: 24 kms
Cumulative Distance: 94 kms
Percentage Completed: 12%
Weather: Clear skies, cold 11 degrees
Debra – Beautiful green pastures – easy walk today
Mark – Classic Camino scenery – the best walk yet
Julia – Loved the walk – hill climbs getting easier. Amazing again. Loved Alto del Perdon
Geoff – Enjoyable walk out of Pamplona – loved Alto del Perdon. Weather gods still with us
Cindy – Walk was pleasant, easy but cold – scenery spectacular as always
Today we walked from Pamplona to Puente la Reina. After initially walking through the outer suburbs of Pamplona, we climbed through lush fields of grain to Alto Perdon. The views from here were outstanding, though windy and bitterly cold. The ridge is dotted with wind turbines for good reason. We then gingerly picked our way down a steep, stones path before lunching in Uterga. We then had a little pleasant stroll through more pastoral land to Puente la Reina.
The highlight of the day was food. We happened upon a bar in Cizur Menor for breakfast where we had delicious potato tortillas. They also made us bocadillos for lunch. We had dinner at the apartment complex where we are staying called Ganbara at Puente la Reina. The meals were delicious – including herring, pâté, olives and sheep cheese. We partook of a local liqueur called Parchana – a local digestive.
Memorable moments of today were witnessing a bicycle collision in Pamplona after which both parties were extremely polite to each other. Being abused by a fellow pilgrim by crossing a road in the wrong place and realising that Spanish food maybe the best in the world.