Two Pieces of String ~ June 14, 2016 

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Puente la Reina
  • Distance: 20 1/2 miles (49% tarmac) 623 total miles
  • Ascent 1,997 feet and descent 2,585 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds. STARTED DAY IN SMARTWOOL CAP AND GLOVES.

How long is a Camino?

As long as a piece of string.

Two pieces of string connect.

My 2016 Camino Arles (Aragonés) connects with my 2014 Camino Frances as it crosses the five-arched Puente la Reina (The Queen’s Bridge).

I’VE DONE IT!  

  1. Puente la Reina
  2. Puente la Reina
  3. Puente la Reina

Only One ~ June 14, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Puente la Reina
  • Distance: 20 1/2 miles (49% tarmac) 623 total miles
  • Ascent 1,997 feet and descent 2,585 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds. STARTED DAY IN SMARTWOOL CAP AND GLOVES.

From here, all the Caminos move as one to Santiago.

  1. Puente la Reina
  2. Puente la Reina
  3. Puente la Reina

Connect ~ June 14, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Puenta la Reigna
  • Distance: 20 1/2 miles (49% tarmac) 623 total miles
  • Ascent 1,997 feet and descent 2,585 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds. STARTED DAY IN SMARTWOOL CAP AND GLOVES.

Deja vu…I have been here before.

After 41 days of walking, Camino Arles connects with my first Camino Frances of 2014.

  1. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  2. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  3. Towards Puenta la Reigna

Out and In ~ June 14, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Puenta la Reigna
  • Distance: 20 1/2 miles (49% tarmac) 623 total miles
  • Ascent 1,997 feet and descent 2,585 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds. STARTED DAY IN SMARTWOOL CAP AND GLOVES.

Out of the mountains.

Into the valley.

  1. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  2. Towards Puenta la Reigna – Windmills on the ridge
  3. Towards Puenta la Reigna – Pampalona in the distance

Organic and Natural ~ June 14, 2016 

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Puenta la Reigna
  • Distance: 20 1/2 miles (49% tarmac) 623 total miles
  • Ascent 1,997 feet and descent 2,585 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds. STARTED DAY IN SMARTWOOL CAP AND GLOVES.

Organic and natural.

  1. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  2. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  3. Towards Puenta la Reigna

Under the Cloud ~ June 14, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Puenta la Reigna
  • Distance: 20 1/2 miles (49% tarmac) 623 total miles
  • Ascent 1,997 feet and descent 2,585 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds. STARTED DAY IN SMARTWOOL CAP AND GLOVES.

Under the cloud is a conical shaped mountain which was seen on the horizon two days ago. As we walk around its base, Pamplona comes in view. My distinction is its neighboring town, Puenta la Reigna.

Yesterday we were in a fabulous gorge encircled by the rugged Pyrenees. In a day’s walk, we enter a valley encircled by rounded and more gentle mountains.

  1. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  2. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  3. Towards Puenta la Reigna

Double Whammy ~ June 13, 2016

  • Monday, June 13, 2016
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Monreal
  • Distance: 21 miles (60% tarmac) 602 1/2 total miles
  • Ascent 1,994 feet and descent 1,514 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 65-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds

Double whammy.

Only one bar in town and it’s Monday, the typical closing day for Spanish shops.

No food to be had at any price. Sophie, Diego, and I empty our food bag of emergency stash. The combination is a Pilgrim’s feast.

The town’s Albergue lets us complementary use their facility.

  1. Towards Monreal
  2. Monreal
  3. Monreal