Deborah and I walked to Larrosoana today. Pilgrims leave stone arrows in the road to help others find the way – or just for fun.
We went through Zubiri where we crossed a Medieval stone bridge.
Actually we walked 1.2 km further to Akerreta where we had an expensive (80 euros) hotel reservation. They were not going to serve dinner until after 8:30 and we would have had to to pay more money for the dinner, and Deborah was really hungry. So they drove us back to Larroasona and we found a great room in El Pegrino which we are sharing with Sue from New Zeland.
The path today was quite rocky and up and down. Along the way Deborah climbed over a barbed wire fence (after taking off the top wire) to pick apples and little plums.
When we arrived in Larrosoana, we saw a group of peregrinos wadding in a stream under a stone bridge. Deborah went in swimming, so of course, I had to go under the water also.
Time to go to sleep.
Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart.
She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all.
She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.
August 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm
I see a book in the making. Great reporting, Nancy!
August 29, 2014 at 1:32 am
was the water cold?
August 29, 2014 at 5:03 am
August 29, 2014 at 10:27 pm
Now I wanna go swimming!
September 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm
Please don’t encourage people to take fruit without paying. 1000 people a day walk past those fruit trees in the summer and fall. You can imagine how that would skim the owners profits even if everybody took just one and Spain is in a huge recession. Buen camino