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Walking and Talking Across Spain - long distance walking chelates the chemicals that trigger my Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rabanal. Day 12

Not many photos this day as it was absolutely FREEZING!!  There was an icy wind blowing us backwards. A very difficult day to walk.   
 

Murias. Day 11

Leon Day 10

 
I'll post more here when I have faster internet. 

Burgos Day 9

I'll post these photos when we have faster internet. 

To Viana

 
We left Los Arcos at Dawn. 
It was a beautiful sunrise. 
 
 
 
 
 
Derek needed a little help. 
 
 
We made it!
 
 
View from our apartment
 
 
There is some beautiful art in the Viana Cathedral but that is a blog post in itself. 
 
 
Whose feet are those???
I'm sorry I'm not posting much but the internet is painfully slow. 
 
I'll try to catch up more tomorrow. 
 
 

To Los Arcos

On the way out of Estella is air ache and the wine fountain!  
 
 
 
 
Everyone took a turn and we headed on to Los Arcos. 
 
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Monday, May 16, 2016

To Estella. Day 6

An absolutely gorgeous day!  Sunshine. Warm. And short.   
 
Leaving Puente de la Reina
 
 
Early morning reflections 
 
 
Look like phallic symbols to me. 
On the cemetery walls. 
Rebirth?
 
 
Poppies are beginning to pop. 
 
 
Circaqui 
 
 
I asked if there was a story behind these massive standing stones, but nobody knew. 
 
 
Wonderful drawing of the barkeep at Lorca. 
 
 
 
 

Puente la Reina. Day 5

Another great day. Not rain and we are finally seeing Mr Sun peek through the clouds!  
Following the silver waymarks out of Pamplona. 
 
 
 
Leaving the city behind, the fields just got more and more green. 
 
It was windy and cold on Alto Perdon!
 
 
 
Contemplating tomorrow's walk. 
 
We stayed at Hotel Jakue in Puente la Reina. 
Most of us ate the buffet dinner for €13 and it was my intention to take photos to show you the offerings but I got so involved in eating that photos were never taken. All I can say is that the consensus was it is an EXCELLENT value. I'm absolutely stuffed!
 
There were an assortment of soups and salads, side dishes, a choice of fish, chicken or pork (the pork was DELICIOUS !), a table full of desserts, wine, water, bread. It was a feast!
 
And now I am in my room in my comfiest longjohns, ready to snuggle up with my book and read. 
Tomorrow early, we walk to Estella. 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pamplona Day 4

A wonderful day to walk!  Cool. A bit of drizzle.   
Sig, Marti, and Deb are hard to keep up with. 
Look at them go!
 
 
There is a church that has been purchased and rescued and is worth seeing. I need to check my Credential for the name. The retablos was stolen, but behind it was a hand painted 'doorway' filled with single fingerprints, thought to represent the souls of the departed. Both Christian and Pagan symbolism is found there. Worth a stop!
 
 
Primavera!
 
 
 
Looking for the waymark. 
 
 
A fallen pilgrim
 
 Whew!  A hard climb!
 
 
Trinidad de Arre
 
 
Sally and Derek. We made it!
 
 
 

Friday, May 13, 2016