Pictures Part Four

We took a taxi after Dales accident to the next town - Villatuerta. This is our albergue. Casa Magica or Alvergue de Villatuerta. Highly recommended.

We took a taxi after Dales accident to the next town – Villatuerta. This is our albergue. Casa Magica or Alvergue de Villatuerta. Highly recommended.

entry to Casa Magica- a really good albergue

entry to Casa Magica- a really good albergue

reportedly in the old days - grapes were crushed on the rough stones on the floor for local wine

reportedly in the old days – grapes were crushed on the rough stones on the floor for local wine

Dale in shade on side street in Villatuerta. The wind and sun is really hurting the abrasions  on his face

Dale in shade on side street in Villatuerta. The wind and sun is really hurting the abrasions on his face

bridge in Villatuerta

bridge in Villatuerta

pretty hibiscus

pretty hibiscus

Being a Pilgrim is hard work

Being a Pilgrim is hard work

outdoor area at Casa Magica

outdoor area at Casa Magica

paella pan

paella pan

paella dinner at Casa Magica (would highly recommend) . Peggy arrived but is sleeping

paella dinner at Casa Magica (would highly recommend) . Peggy arrived but is sleeping

not much paella left

not much paella left

Our Scottish friends caught up with us at Casa Magica

Our Scottish friends caught up with us at Casa Magica

quite often there is an abandoned church in the middle of nowhere

quite often there is an abandoned church in the middle of nowhere

waterfont

waterfont

Santo Sepulcro church entering Estella

Santo Sepulcro church entering Estella

Façade of church with Santiago  and apostles

Façade of church with Santiago and apostles

Rio Ega in Estella

Rio Ega in Estella

San Andres Hotel in Estella. Peggy is staying here too.

San Andres Hotel in Estella. Peggy is staying here too.

Square in front of Hotel

Lunch- The small glass if coke was $1.80, the pinchos $1.70 each and the red wine was only 80 cents!!

Lunch- The small glass if coke was $1.80, the pinchos $1.70 each and the red wine was only 80 cents!!

Face starting to scab over on the abrasions

Face starting to scab over on the abrasions

The square in Estella

The square in Estella

street in Estella

still lots of swelling and scabbing over

still lots of swelling and scabbing over

another church in Estella

another church in Estella

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Drinks with Peggy. We over slept the next morning and she left before us so this is the last time we saw her

Drinks with Peggy. We over slept the next morning and she left before us so this is the last time we saw her

Dale and Lynda

Dale and Lynda

pizza and salad

pizza and salad

Our room in the San Andres Hotel

Our room in the San Andres Hotel

breakfast

breakfast

leaving Estella

leaving Estella

Camino sign

Camino sign

leaving Estella

leaving Estella

Bodegas Irache

Bodegas Irache

The Irache  vineyard has a fountain with two spouts. One is water the other red  wine. Both FREE

The Irache vineyard has a fountain with two spouts. One is water the other red wine. Both FREE

since it's only 9am, it's good the font is nearly empty

since it’s only 9am, it’s good the font is nearly empty

the Irache monastery I think

flat path for awhile

flat path for awhile

upcoming  mts

upcoming mts

zoomed view of "my"castle

zoomed view of “my”castle

my castle is on top of the far hill

my castle is on top of the far hill

the castle on top of the mt

the castle on top of the mt

zoomed view of the castle - more like fortress ruins

zoomed view of the castle – more like fortress ruins

digging potatoes

digging potatoes

quick refreshment in Azqueta

quick refreshment in Azqueta

getting closer

getting closer

gorgeous grapevines on home

gorgeous grapevines on home

another hour and it is 90+ degrees

another hour and it is 90+ degrees

coming into Villamayor de Monjardin

coming into Villamayor de Monjardin

After arriving in Monjardin, I decided I wanted to go to the castle but Dale did not want a further hike. It was over 90 degrees and several kilometers UP. I HAD to go.

After arriving in Monjardin, I decided I wanted to go to the castle but Dale did not want a further hike. It was over 90 degrees and several kilometers UP. I HAD to go.

made it

made it

the view down

the view down

The Key to the Castle- If I were in charge of the key it would be a really big old fashion key.

The Key to the Castle- If I were in charge of the key it would be a really big old fashion key.

side another view

the bell I rang at Castillo de San Esteban (the Castle)

the bell I rang at Castillo de San Esteban (the Castle)

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view

view

castle

castle

castle wall

castle wall

Castle of Monjardin

Castle of Monjardin

view of Monjardin below

view of Monjardin below

more ruins

more ruins

more ruins

more ruins

castle gate

castle gate

bust of Sancho Garcos I (bust) & church

bust of Sancho Garcos I (bust) & church

interior of church

interior of church

church in Monjardin

church in Monjardin

Hostel Hogar de Monjardin run by Dutch volunteers

Hostel Hogar de Monjardin run by Dutch volunteers

fellow pilgrims at dinner

fellow pilgrims at dinner

my bunk

my bunk

breakfast at the albergue. Better than mostbreakfasts. Usually no meat, cheese or juice

breakfast at the albergue. Better than mostbreakfasts. Usually no meat, cheese or juice

Monjardin church at dawn

Monjardin church at dawn

bogega

bogega

uphill in sun

uphill in sun

still another hill

still another hill

Sheep

Sheep

They're coming!

They’re coming!

Had to move off path for sheep

Had to move off path for sheep

Villartuerta to just passed Monjardin

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4 thoughts on “Pictures Part Four

  1. Again Beautiful pictures. I do have a question about the Castle Key, Did you REALLY need a key ??? looks like most of the walls were gone !!?? ha ha ha And true Lynda what you said about the key, it should have been BIG and old looking.

    • Yes, I needed a key. It was kind exciting to know that I had the only key to the castle while I was climbing up. When I got there it was a little disappointing that there was so much in ruins. First off, I am scared to death of heights and there is very little walking room outside the walls of the castle as it is right on top of a pointed mountain. Once you use the key and go “inside” there may have been some areas that I didn’t see as going close to the edge was needed. I crawled on hands and knees up to the bell to ring it. Thankfully I was the only one there, so no one saw me. Also, the key may have been to keep destructive people out. We did not experience kids destroying stuff just for the fun of it though on the Camino.

    • Good eyes! Yes it was! He belongs to the owners and is taken for a walk during dinner. This was the best place. The dinner was excellent and all sorts of condiments. It was probably the best albergue dinner we had.

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