Day Five: Pamplona

We took a zero day today which was a good decision. The morning was wet with constant drizzling rain. We watched other Pilgrims leave on foot & on bikes while we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast.

Chores were done & some sight seeing taken in. Shops over here are so different. Mostly everything was shut besides a few cafes all morning, there was hardly people about until midday when shops started opening. Even then a lot of shops were closed all day compared to how busy yesterday was when we arrived.

We had our last meal in Pamplona & the place was finally coming alive with people & live percussion bands marching through. Derek spotted our German Pilgrim friends Jo & Sigrid, that had arrived today, & they joined us for dinner. It was like meeting up with old friends & we were excited to see each other again. We had a lovely meal with a few too many vino’s under the belt – I had to direct a “very happy” Mr D back home & not land us in a cell for the night as police gave him a “serious look” as we walked past.

So, all organised to hit the track tomorrow & walk back out in the beautiful countryside.  I still have a cough but have picked up oral cough medicine – information all in Spanish so I have no idea what it is I’m taking, but trusting the Spanish lady that picked it out for me!




About the author AmblingRose

We are keen hikers based in Perth, Western Australia. We have hiked 7 New Zealand multi-day walk trails, the 800km Camino Frances in Spain, the Cape to Cape in WA, Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia. We have hiked sections of the 1003 km Bibbulmun Track in WA with plans to complete an end to end this year in Spring, 2019.

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  1. Howdy pilgrims. Great blog jo keep it up, its been a great trip. Very entertaining to read every morning. You guys are doing great. love the injury count. keep the suffering going. Pain is temporary glory forever



    1. Besides my cold I’m having a blast! This blog is fun & I’m enjoying keeping you up to date with our progress!



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