Day 8 Logroño to Najera

The Stats:

6954D621-7746-4F27-9CF4-7CF151E5F726.jpegMILES: 19 CUMULATIVE MILES: 122

STEPS: 39,000  CUMULATIVE STEPS: 286,000

TIME WALKING: 9 HOURS  CUMULATIVE TIME WALKING: 56 HOURS


About Last Night

So I mentioned that I wanted to experience the many ways of doing the Camino. A couple of nights ago I stayed at a hotel (living the high life 🙂 ).

Last night, I decided to try the opposite way. I stayed in a hostel for 6 euros. I was in a large room with 24 of my closest friends in bunk beds. The good news is I had a lower bunk. Here is shot of half of the room.

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I had an Olympic Snorer in the bunk next to me. To make matters worse, there was a lovely  fragrance of Ben-Gay, farting, belching, sweaty clothes… and did I mention the windows were closed for the night.

I think I prefer the hotel route 🙂

Soooooo, today was another tough day… another 18+ miles (this is the second in a row) and about 1,000ft in elevation.

Rain, Rain, Please Go Away!

It was pretty grey and we had light rain for most of the day 😦 This is the third day in a row with rain. The good news is the temperature was perfect for hiking… got to look at the positive.

Because is was grey and overcast, I didn’t get a lot of photos. So here we go:

I have no idea what this is…

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But some might say it looks like a giant…

(Historical reference.. 🙂  )

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This was a nice church (there a lots of them along the way). Sorry it is a little blurred but it was very dark in the church.

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Lots of gold everywhere.

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There are a lot of vineyards in the area. This guy is whacking the vines with a stick to remove the new sprouts/growth so the plant can use more energy to produce more grapes.

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Like I said, it was a pretty ugly day (weather-wise) so I don’t have a lot of photos. This will give you a good idea of the conditions for the day.

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Howdy Pilgrim

I still can’t get use to being called pilgrim. I keep think of The Duke (John Wayne) calling people pilgrim. I found this YouTube with clips of The Duke saying “pilgrim”… thought you might enjoy it 🙂

Today’s Thoughts

  • I’m not going to lie… I would much rather hike in the sun 🙂
  • I think I’m going to avoid the huge hostels and try to stay in the smaller ones.
  • The body is doing okay, but I’m looking forward to tomorrow and “only” having to walk 13 miles.

 

Cheers,

 

-jj

 

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2 thoughts on “Day 8 Logroño to Najera

  1. Pilgrim — ha, ha! Goodness, you’ve really had a lot of rain. Not sure if hot/humid is better or worse?? All is well in Milwaukee. We’re getting ready to drive to Michigan tomorrow. XO Sus

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  2. Well, pilgrim. At least you know what will help you and that means checking out smaller albergues, and that will be interesting. You know, first time I walked, I can’t say I was aware really of obnoxious elements in the sleep[ing areas, even when there were up to 100 in the room! I was sooo tired I just slept when my head hit the pillow.

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