It sure is hard going back through the pictures. I want to be on the Camino. Sounds kinda dumb but the Camino gave you a purpose. Put the pack on and make it to the next village. It was something good to look forward to everyday. Pictures below take you from the sunflower fields outside Cizur Menor to Dale’s accident and stitches in Cirauqui.
We really enjoy reading the comments many of you have left us.
I love the smiley face sunflowers
Some pilgrims have lots of time on their hands
lots of hills to come
The apples, blackberries and grapes along the way were delicious
Guendulain church overgrown
both. In the middle of nowhere
Lynda coming into Zariquiequi
Zariquiequi- Iglesia de San Andres. Might recognize it from a scene in “The Way
Another marker style
Lunch at the Posada de Ardogi, our albergue for the night. The pizza in Spain does not compare to our pizza but sure is good with a cold beer after a long hot walk.
another view of the church
La Posada de Ardogi. When we arrived Hank (Lynda #1) had checked in earlier and said he thought a friend of ours was here. It’s Peggy!! Funny how with miles in between we keep running into each other.
Lynda leaving Zariquiequi
lots of uphill
love the windmills/turbines
Dale third from the right at Alto de Perdon
Lynda at Alto de Perdon, statues erected by the power company. Inscriotion translated is “Where the way of the wind meets the way of the stars”.
starting to sprinkle
one of the many statues along the way
beautiful rolling hills
adjusting shoes and socks again
Dale coming into Obanos
San Juan Batista church in Obanos
La Inglesia del Crucifijo
streets of Puente Le Reina
palms and homes on the Rio Arga
looking back at Puente Le Reina
6 arch Romanesque bridge from the 11th century
friendly welcome to our room at the albergue Santiago Apostel
leaving Santiago Apostel Albergue
weeds in spain were pretty
Two Polish girls that stayed at our albergue. They were also the girls that gave us a baguette when we stopped for a rest after Larrasona and had no food.
our Scottish friends from La Posada de Ardogi in Zariquuequi
almost to another village
pretty entrance to cementary
Cirauqui and vineyards
almost to the too of the hill
arched entrance to town
Dale at the doctor’s office after 3 stitches and lots of abrasions. Cirauqui is where he tripped and hit a solid stone bench. 2 hours at the doctor’s office, cleaning and stitches, extra dressings to take with and the cost was ZERO!!
THE stone bench Dale hit head on. He could have killed himself.
Waiting for a taxi to take us to an albergue after the accident.
The Pilgrim’s that stopped to help us
Right at the edge of the shadow in picture is a curb. The one Dale didn’t see and tripped over as he was looking up at the arches.