Saturday, 31 May 2014

Day 12 31 May from Navarette to Najera 17 km


Ancient stone column- mystical light shining as we walk through gently undulating farmland leaving Navarrete..


Always the yellow arrow to show the way...


Note the St James depicted as a pilgrim/ peregrino on the right arm of this sign.


So many churches, this one a few  Kilometres on the way out of Navarette ..


Beautiful light on the wheat fields as we head towards the little village of Ventosa for coffee hot chocolate and croissant...(chocolate of course!


And it's raining again... But it doesn't dampen our spirits..


Strange beehive building..


We pass over such a pretty little bridge a few Kilometres from Najera..



And I put my aching feet into ice cold running water... Pure heaven...they say that ice helps soothe bunions...



Other peregrinos decide to do the same... Lots of limping peregrinos around now... The miles take their toll on the body...


Yay! Only 1 km plus a bit to our Auberge...always warnings when we cross a busy road...
How cute is this sign...


Such a warm welcome into Najera..


We walk through the town across the bridge.. Interesting cliff behind


Our Hostel tonight - we have a private room with two single beds and share a bathroom..
Very nice clean place- cost is 40E for the two of us.  Accommodation is cheap, but food really expensive- we spend about 30E a day each on food...


There's always place in the entrance to put boots and sticks- boots are always muddy, sticks too...


We end the day by going to a pilgrims mass, understanding nothing for the entire service is in Spanish - 
But it feels good and at the end the pilgrims get a blessing. 


St James or Santiago depicted as pilgrim on the right...



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