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May 17, 2015 - Logrono - Nàjera

30km - 7h tac, tac, tac, tac...5h30 du mat...tac, tac, tac, tac. Non, ce n'est pas le tic tac d'un réveil mais déjà le bruit métronomique de mes bâtons qui rythment comme tous les jours la marche entraînant dans une symbiose totale mes jambes. Je deviens la mécanique d'une orgue de barbarie dont le chemin tel le rouleau de musique défile sur un tempo constant. tac, tac, tac, tac. .. fini les marches des premiers jours où il fallait réfléchir à la cadence, à la façon de poser les bâtons,  à la longueur de la foulée.  Non, mon corps s'est...

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Apr 9, 2014 - Logrono to Najera

Easy walking for two days from Logrono to Navarette and then the second day from Navarette to Najera. Eating and drinking along the way. Cooler days - but today heated up in the afternoon once we reached Najera so we walked along the riverside and I was able to take photos of a fisherman for my brother, Tommy. Both days were around 15 kms so we arrived early to start drinking and eating. Learned not to order vino tinto. Instead order vino tinto crianza. Meaning "Any DO or DOC red wine that has been aged a minimum of 24 months, with six...

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Apr 9, 2014 - Najera 2

The last 3 kms into Najera is pretty ugly - walking through an industrial area.The one saving grace is this graffiti poem written on the side of a concrete wall in the ugly area. The translation of this poem is as follows: Dust, mud, sun and rain, is the Way of Saint James; thousands of pilgrims and more than a thousand years. Pilgrim, who calls you? What dark force brings you here? It's not the Way of the Stars, nor the grand cathedrals. Neither is it the courage of Navarra, or the wine of the people of La Rioja. It's not the...

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May 14, 2007 - Najera after 4 days of walking

After 4 days I reached Najerra having walked about 30km each day. i had a couple of blisters that were responding well to blister pads but my muscles were all well and good. My pack fits well and is only 9kg with food and water for the day so I hardly notice that it is there. I do see many people with far too much gear and badly fitting packs and wonder if they wil make it. I am not very geographic but as the Camino goes from East to West I head off with the sunrise behind me so as long as my shadow is in front of me for the morning I can...

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Karen's Travels 2007

Sep 26, 2006 - Day 6 and 7 ' Los Arcos to Viana to Logrono to Navarette

Well some of the blisters are almost healed, but others are still painful, but on a more positive note the hole being made in my back by the rucksack has been holted mainly by a nice Canadian chap adjusting the straps, and a large piece of foam. Because of the blisters I am trying to walk no more than 20 to 23 k each day. The alternative is to have a rest day, but I will see how this works first. The last two days have again been sunny, with a slight breeze. There was heavy rain but it was all through the night - so good planning. I passed...

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CaminodeSantiago

Sep 22, 2006 - Fri - Day 4 on the Camino

On Friday morning, September 22 we are dropped in the town of Villamayor de Monjardin. Waiting to be headed in the right direction I take photos of the Romanesque-style church of San Andres built in the 17th century with a singe bell tower. Standing above the small village is remains of the castle San Estaban one of the fortress capitals of long ago. Do to the many wars and inhabitants of Spain,one driving out the other and then another following after that, it seems that many of the structure have multiple histories also. Documenting the...

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Road to Santiago



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