I met this poor man that was told by the doctor to stay in the bed for 3 days. His feet looked terrible! He bikes the Camino last year, and he said that walking it is the hardest thing to do. It made me think of "the Way"...when Joost said something about doing on a bike instead of walking. It made me chuckle a little.
****side note: I was finally able to go into Saint Maria cathedral. I was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen! I wasn't able to take pictures, but you can google it. I don't know how any other cathedral could be more beautiful. Words just can't describe it's beauty really.***
I left Logroño pretty early to beat the heat and sun. Well....it rained almost for half the walk. The rain and wind is why there are not that any pictures.
I thought that the city of Logroño would never end! It seemed to go forever. It wasn't easy to get out either. The signs were part of the stone sidewalks. I really had to pay attention. While leaving the business area of the city, I saw a tunnel that someone painted with a Camino theme.
The sun was trying to come up over the mountains. I left Logroño around 5:30, so I was able to see the sun try to rise.
At the edge of the city, there was a beautiful lake where people were fly fishing.
Just before entering Narvarette, there was a long line of handmade crosses made into the fence. It was really neat. I am wondering if other pilgrims helped.
There was a rand bull made out of steel on a hill....
Entering Narvarette! The first of 3 cities before Najera.
These are the ruins of an ancient pilgrim hospital.
The last city's church.
The beautiful skyline before it turned "ugly" with rain.
You want to know what I saw for about 24km.....
People put up shrines all the time, but this one is by far my favorite that I have seen. It had some engraving of Saint James.
I guess I am getting used to walking many kilometers...it bill took my about 5.5 hours to walk 30km. Now, during the last 3.5 km i felt like I was just dragging my feet.
The albergue was an interesting stay...
I did find this interesting snack....it was yummy!
I ended up cooking dinner. It was cheaper that way and I didn't have to worry about gluten. I cooked rice and salmon with Mexican seasoning. It was good, but too much salt.
After dinner, I went site seeing. First I went to a small church, and say there praying for a while.
Next, I saw a statue of Fernando III
Tried to go see the Saint Maria Monestary andCathedral, but I missed it by only 30 minutes! Ugh! However, I did get to look at the Real Parriquia de la Santa Cruze. It was magnificent! They had the most life like cruifix I have ever seen. It even has real hair.
I'm getting my pilgrim's passport filled up!