A relaxing afternoon

We decided to keep today short (a mere 14 km) as we thought it would be all up hill. Also, by doing this short stage we would have next 2 stages of about 20 km before our next major stop at Logrono.

Last night we stayed at an alberge run by a Brazilian who did the Camino and then decided to open the alberge. It was built open an old structure that has been around for over 600 years. She added quite a few nice touches by adding an area for hammocks, a place to soak your feet in cold running water. We finally had a private room with five beds. A nice dinner and patio conversation after dinner. I have added some pictures of the back patio.

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We came across this German couple few days ago and our paths have criss crossed many times over the last 4 days. They were our neighbors last night and again tonight Franchedca and Mike struck up a nice friendship with Sitara and invited her to visit with them in Germany in November.

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Once again we had wonderful views as we crossed Estella and some beautiful countryside.

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Half way up the road we come across the fountain that dispenses wine. Ever one was enjoying few sips or filling up bottles.

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Along the way there were vineyards, wild berries (Pat enjoying them as we passed them) and various tres.

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As I write this I am sitting in the shade with this view.

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We again have a private room for the five of us in a Dutch alberge with balcony that faces the church and up in the hill I can see the castle. Here is the view from the balcony.

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For late afternoon stroll I might climb to the castle. I understand they have a key to the castle at the restaurant if I plan to check it out.

4 thoughts on “A relaxing afternoon

  1. Shalu

    Glad you all are enjoying the beautiful scenery and copious amounts of wine. Be careful about walking under the influence! šŸ˜‰

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  2. cojim

    Just curious…in Villamayor de Monjardin did you stay in the Hogar Monjardin (Dutch association) or the Santa Cruz? We stayed in the Hogar and really enjoyed the meditation session after dinner. We were both too tired to climb up to the castle. We spent the next night in Torres del Rio (Casa Mariela), then on to LogroƱo the following day. We stayed two nights in LogroƱo with a full rest day in between (Hotel Numantina near the cathedral).

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    1. ejiwani Post author

      Yes we stayed at the Dutch alberge. The meditation was fabulous. We are following you footsteps and will be staying tonight at casa mariel just like you did. Our plan is to have a rest day in Logrono too, so will check put the hotel.

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