Saturday, January 5, 2013
Jan 5, 2013 Puente La Reina to Estella: Another beautiful day
We passed all sorts of people enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, washing cars, gardening, etc. We continued with the usual Camino pastime of going up and then down and the up again. We walked into Estella about 2:00 and set a course for the parochial albergue, St. Miguel. It was closed but a Guardia officer we encountered suggested a small hotel, Chapitel, just behind the church. We made our way there and settled into very comfortable surroundings. We attended mass as it was the Feast of the Epiphany. There were 30 people at mass and thousands enjoying the holiday festivities in the streets. Not much to add there.
So, after enjoying a brief break here in Estella we will be off in the morning for either Los Arcos or Torres del Rio. The weather is forecasted to cool slightly but remain dry. No. Complaints. The Camino has both challenged and delighted us. It is uncanny how many essential life lessons seem to play out as we walk and interact with those we meet. All is well. Two very tired pilgrims are now going to sleep. Cheers for now.