Nájera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
20 kms (total: 268 kms).
4 hours and 50 minutes (+ 1h40 of breakfast and photo breaks).
Favorites: the feeling that my body loves this adventure and my mind finally finds time to wander off; breakfast in a cute village; arriving early at destination and find a beautiful hostel to rest at; welcoming smiles; lunch at Spanish time with delicious sangria; the funny story about Santo Domingo, the saint after whom the town is called.
Downs: didn’t sleep that well with 89 other persons in the room, some of them snoring close by ahahah; the impression that everyone leaves on a schedule before dawn, not in order to beat the heat of the middle of the day but to beat their fellow pilgrim to the next destination; first blister broke out but nothing a good massage with oils and cream won’t cure for some time.
Stayed at the Albergue Municipal in Nájera (on donation).
Met Christian (x2) and Serge (FR) and Annette (D). Finally met up again with Michael (from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, whom we hadn’t heard from in a while).
« Buen Camino, » for sure. 🙂