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Day 8 - "nothing worth doing is ever easy". After a well earned rest day.  Chair fixed. Minor ailments crudely repaired we were back on the road from Viana for our final 15k to Logrono.  The further we got from the Pyrenees the landscape changed from Mountain to small hills and rolling countryside.     We started walking at 9.30, in 30+ degree heat, carrying our...

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Day 6 - "there and back again, a hobblers tale" after leaving the "luxury" of our accommodation (sheets, showergel and towels lol) we headed for Estella 24k.  Someone had the idea to try and walk round the mountain rather than over (Anto). So walking wounded we walked 50 mins in wrong direction and came to a derilect tunnel  and impassable road ( Anto changed the n...

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Day 5 " The road is long" started off 8.30am for Puente.  The route had another mountain.  So of course we had to climb it in 34 degree heat. When we reached the top hours later after climbing steep paths we were delighted, got a pic at Navarre Statues, a must see on the Camino.   We got ready for the descent which was very steep bringing us onto a long, long, long r...

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Day 3 - "The road less travelled" We were prepared for another tough day BUT with excellent map planning we bypassed many steep steps by taking part of the cyclists route.  By combining the walking and cycling routes we were able to stay safe. It worked out as more k but not much.  24k taking 6 hours.  We started 10am after a lovely brekkie.  The sun had finally...

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Day 3 "The Descent"  We stayed at a beautiful monestary, sharing a dorm with 72 other wet and tired pilgrims.  We were abruptly awakened at 6am with all lights on and Ava Maria playing through a speaker (swear).  We started our walk at 10am, the sun did show its face late afternnoon. Another really long tough day. Some hills but mostly steep downhill with huge botuld...

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Day 2 – "The Climb” Today was the most physical day the four of us have ever experienced.  17 miles over the Pyrenees (hateful mountain), much of it off road over boulders and muddy ground.  We started in the rain, took us 12 hours and it's seriously still raining. Stopped at Orission for much needed lunch. Lovely good atmosphere, food hearty.  Views were beauti...

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Thank you for visiting our Camino de Santiago blog.  Over the next eight days a group of four friends will be walking and pushing a wheelchair over 120 miles along the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port in France, across the Pyrenees and finishing in Logrono, Spain, The Way of St James.  Come follow our journey, the ups and downs. You will get to know Anto, Cormac (Kipper), B...

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