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First Camino week complete – 140 km walked.

Rioja Camino

Camino Day 7

We woke up to Gregorian Chants on Friday morning and knew it was going to be a good day on the Camino. It had overnight night and the famous red clay of the Riojas region play a bit of havoc with us but mostly the way was smooth and not too hilly. I think there was one or two steep one but we are stronger now and can handle them a bit better. My feet and blisters are better but Michelle’s are getting bad now. Same toe.

We ended our walk Azofra after about 20 km in an awesome Municipal Albergue. It didn’t have bunk beds and only 2 beds to a cubical. Therefore, pretty much had a private room.

We had food we bought so we sat on the patio for lunch after I walked to town an bought a bottle of Vino for 1,75 Eur. Our new friends Allen and Tracy were happy to share our bottle. Then Allen Camino Winewent to get a bottle, we both went to get a bottle, someone else got a bottle. You get the idea I suppose. We ended up having too many by the end of dinner.

Camino Day 8

This morning we were up at 6 and walking by 7. It was still dark when we left town and were worried about missing our path markers.

About an hour after dawn the rain started. Although it was miserable, it kept the heat away. About the halfway mark I thought I was done. My feet hurt, I was hungry and the rain sucked! But we had some lunch and powered up over a big hill and onto Santo Domingo where we called it an early day again. This time at noon.

After checking in we went sightseeing and I had a big lunch of pasta salad, thin beef steak & french fries. Once full for the first time in a week, we came back and napped then showered.

We might go to the pilgrim’s service tonight at 8. Tomorrow is up in the air as to what we are going to do. Some hilly terrain is coming in the next few days. Wish us luck, we are going
To need it.

Buen Camino!

3 thoughts on “First Camino week complete – 140 km walked.”

    1. Sometimes. It’s not the same as at home and dirt cheap here. They don’t really have much in the way of dark beers but we both also really like the San Migel beer in the pop machines. It gives a whole new meaning to Wobbly Pops.

  1. Amazing! You’ve come so far already. Congrats on powering through the pain! I don’t think I could do it!

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