We started early today, as the weather has turned hot in the afternoon. While it is fifties in the morning and the mornings are pleasant, afternoon sun is relentless. The grapes enjoy the sun and become sweet; our pace comes to the crawl.
Our plan was to walk 17 km today. The first town was about 7 km away where we were hoping for our breakfast. The temperature was crisp and the sun beginning to rise from behind us.
You can see the town behind us in the early morning sun. The road ahead is beginning to show the town of Ventosa.
We took a 1 km detour to visit the town of Ventosa and enjoyed a nice breakfast. The next town was 10 km away without any water or food along the way. We left Ventosa by 10 am with a full belly and water bottles.
I again took couple of selfies but this time with another person. You will have to guess who they are?
Once again we found a food truck along the way. The rest
of the way was hot but pleasant. As we reached Najera, the new town was modern but the old town had the feel of Colorado mountain town.
We once again got lucky and found an alberge with private room for 5 and a view of the river.
After settling in and a quick snack we decided to visit San Millan Monastery of Yusso some 20km away (by taxi). One of the original gregorian chants book written some 500 years ago is still preserved here. Here are views of the Monastey and it’s hidden treasure for which Unisco has classified this site is world heritage site.
That is all for today. We have a long day tomorrow so will be starting early.
I love getting the alerts when you post 🙂 I feel like it’s a little gift each day when it pops up in my inbox. 🙂 Your posts are wonderful!! The selfies are great, but my most favorite are the pics of you and your daughter. I adore my Dad like she adores you, and I can see it in these pics 🙂
Thanks. It is interesting as we meet different pilgrims, quite a few mention that they have heard about the family of 5 from USA.
I guess Sitara and Pat Auntie are the shadow companions. The ceiling on the monastery is beautiful. It must be challenging to walk in the hot sun — you all are doing great! Hope you get some good rest tonight.
You get the prize on selfie. We had a nice evening but today was grueling again.
wow those are beautiful pictures… thank you for sharing .. even if we are working hard here .. I can feel some of the peace that you must be experiencing
Once again beautiful photos, continued safe travels
Keep up the good work! You all are making great progress!
Gorgeous sunrise photo as you approach Ventosa!
As we go earlier and earlier to avoid heat we get to enjoy the sunrise almost everyday.
You all are doing great! Great pictures! Uncle I love your selfies!
Thank. Some one beside me enjoys my humor!