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Day 7 Viana to Navarette 19.1km

Nice short day hobbling in my new sandals nursing my sore feet. Trying not to put pressure on my heels where I have the bad blisters but changing walking dynamics puts pressure elsewhere causing discomfort!

Left at 6.30am in the dark and walked for 45 minutes before seeing anyone. Love walking out the old town stone arches. Getting used to walk through deserted streets in the dark looking out for those yellow arrows. Once out of town it was past some farmland. Ate my banana and peach for brekkie as I walked.

Stopped at this cute old house with bunches of grapes hanging by the front door with pots of brightly colored flowers. Inside is the humble home of Felisa's niece who in following with the tradition of her aunts stamps your passport and offers coffee and bread on your journey.

Turned around at this point to see the most spectacular sunrise , the sun was a bright red globe...stunning !!!!

Approaching Logrono a town of 145,000 there was great views of the cities church spires across the stone arched bridge over the river.

Passed through a small part of the old town and grabbed a toasted ham and cheese sandwich and pan a chocolate and rested my feet for about 15 minutes. Walking so slowly today - probably about 3.5 km an hour.

Walking out of town required lots of concentration to find the yellow arrows and feeling very tired at this point walking in the hot sun the 9 km past a lake and vineyards up the hill to Najera.

Keep bumping into the Singapore couple every day as I walk and see other familiar faces in town when you arrive. Arrived in early at 12.30pm but the feet were not happy by this point and I would have struggled to walk further.

The albergue didn't open until 1.30 pm so sat my bag outside the door with others and grabbed a cold coke and some food from the bar next door and sat in a lovely square with shady trees. Always an aaahhhhhh moment when shoes or sandals come off and you massage those poor feet! Right beside is a huge stunning church and love how you don't need a watch when it chimes every half hour.

Booked in to a 9 bed room for 7 E, had a shower, did first aid on my feet with the assistance of a polish pediatrician and her daughter who I slept in the town square with a couple of days ago. Seriously the hugest blisters I have ever seen...no one else gets blisters even close to mine. Had a nap and put on my washing and had a wander around town. Pretty quiet as still siesta time so parked myself at the bar in the square to write this.

Late in the afternoon the church bells were ringing and all the townspeople started heading for the church and sitting in the square. Found out it was a funeral. Bought bread and ham from a shop for my dinner tonight. Ate in the albergue kitchen & met up with Jo from England & a young Korean guy from Gernany & shared some of their pasta.

Shoe racks insid ethe front door

Shoe racks insid ethe front door


Local Bar

Local Bar


Lined up with our bags outsidethe Albergue doors

Lined up with our bags outsidethe Albergue doors


Logrono

Logrono


Sunrise

Sunrise


Yummy lunch from the Bar

Yummy lunch from the Bar


Cow near Navarette

Cow near Navarette


Loved this bar next to our albergue

Loved this bar next to our albergue


Fuente

Fuente


The local bar

The local bar

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Spain

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