Destination: Villamayor de Monjardin
Time: 2 1/2 hours – 10:00am – 12:30pm
Terrain: Rolling hills, farmland, small towns
Weather: mixed sun and cloud, cool, windy
We had a great sleep in our little hotel and slept past 8. Packed up a bit and then went for coffee and pastry. Checked out and on the road at 10am. We walked through town and out into the country until we arrived at Bodega Irache for the free wine fountain. Stopped for a drink, then went into the Monastery. We had a short day today through more rolling countryside and pretty forest. Arrived at our destination about 12:30 and took a bit to get checked in. A German lady was freaking out because her foot was sore and she wanted a private room. Lucky for her the people who had it booked arrived and said they weren’t staying so she got it. Technically it should have gone to us because we had emailed the day before but it wasn’t worth arguing about. We are in a room for 6 and we will be fine. Nice and clean, lockers for our stuff. All good.
Had a shower, hung some clothes out to dry in the wind, and now we are heading down to find some food. I’m hungry!! It should be a nice quiet afternoon.
We met Thomas from Ireland who is staying in our room and sat with him for lunch at the cafe. It was packed with locals and very noisy. We ordered menu of the day – starter (we had a big plate of vegetable stew), a main plate (I had fish and Erik had chicken, a dessert and a bottle of wine to share. All for 10 euros each. Maja and Jorgen came in for a meal and after Thomas left, we sat with them and had a good visit. Maja’s ankle is sore so they are going slower now.
We took some pictures in the village, did a little laundry, and lay in bed for awhile. It’s been a good day.