Verdict: it worked. Although I didn't go deep enough. The blister didn't get any bigger.
I made up my mind to stop every hour torest feet. Every 2 hours, I planned on raking off my socks for a few minutes. This is supposed to help with blisters.
Verdict: It was wonderful to get those socks off my feet. My feet were thanking me too. My feet weren't near as tired today as the past few days.
The mornings are such a nice time to pray. It is so quiet, expect for the birds singing. Today, I was able to see the sun rise over the mountains since there weren't that many clouds.
I almost didn't get up this morning. My alarm didn't go off, and I was sleeping so soundly. I got up quickly and packed up. Grabbed my breakfast (eggs and yogurt), and away I went without my café solo!
As I was walking, I saw a little convent.
The view was spectacular along this walk.
As I was walking, I came upon a local cementary.
There were lots of vineyards.
Came upon my first city (Manuera), and it was pretty interesting. Lots of nice things to see
There were several bridges that I crossed that were cool.
(This was a great place for lunch and take off my socks)
It's always some level of fascination with new bugs...I have never seen bugs these colors before.
It was a really sunny and hot day. So when I had the opportunity to come under some shade, I was so glad.
When walking the Camino, one becomes accustomed to seeing signs pointing out the way to walk. However, I came to a point when I had not seen a sign or a yellow arrow in a long time. There was a sigh of relief when I saw other hikers in distances...yes, going the right way!
After getting scared half to death that I was going the wrong way, I met some new pilgrims (a British and a Spanish pilgrim). They stated walking in the wrong direction and the people behind them just followed. Pretty funny.....when you don't know which way to go, you just follow those in front hoping they know where they are going.
I was glad to reach the next to last village, because it was time for a sit down.
They had a nice church. It was gated shut, so I could go in and explore.
In Estella, there is a castle....unfortunately, it was locked....sad! I was only able to get pictures of the outside.
I also found this arch at the end of the old city that was a part of the castle's fortress.
This is the saint Maria castle and convent.
Even the St. George church was closed! I found this out after walking up 4 flights for stairs.
Apparently this fountain is a huge deal in Estella.