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.
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.
Once again we had wonderful views as we crossed Estella and some beautiful countryside.
Half way up the road we come across the fountain that dispenses wine. Ever one was enjoying few sips or filling up bottles.
Along the way there were vineyards, wild berries (Pat enjoying them as we passed them) and various tres.
As I write this I am sitting in the shade with this view.
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.
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.