Day 6: April 30, 2016 – Estella

Destination: Estella

Distance: 22km

Time:  6 1/2 hours – 9:15 to 3:45

Terrain: rolling hills with a few climbs. Mostly rock and dirt paths.

Weather: mixed sun and cloud with four windy rain showers

We had a decent sleep in the room for four and got up at 7:30, had breakfast – self service in the main room. It nice that they had yogurt and muesli today but we had to wait for the coffee. Maja and Jorgen got in last night at 7:30 and since the people who had booked the private room hadn’t showed up, they got it! We saw them and exchanged email addresses and then hit the road just after 9am walking with them as well as Klaus for a little while.

We crossed the old bridge and took some photos then headed out into the countryside once more. After about 45min it started to sprinkle so we put our pack covers on and got out our rain jackets. Throughout the day, it rained several times and each time it was cold and windy as well. I was really glad to have my waterproof mitts!

We mostly walked alone today. Maja, Jorgen, and Klaus all stopped early. We picked up a loaf of bread and a can of tuna and a mini chocolate bar and bananas – all for 5 euros – and then had a picnic lunch in the sunshine at about noon.

It way a fairly uneventful day and we arrived in Estella at 3:30 and found our Pension by 3:45. The little old lady who runs the place was so cute! We checked in and I enjoyed a hot bubble bath in the small tub.

It’s 5:30 now and Erik is out scouting around for restaurants and I am getting the blog done while I wait for my hair to dry. No blow dryers in Spain apparently.

We will have something to eat and hit the sack early. But tomorrow I want to sleep in and leave late. We are hoping to take a short day – only 8 kms – because my legs are tired!



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