The sky was beautiful when the sun woke up. As always hard to capture. The colours were quite amazing.
A safer way to cross the road. Good for safety. Bad for sore legs. ;-)
Bye bye Navarra. Hello La Rioja. And cheers I feel like saying.
Grapes and mountain. All over.
Logroño was the next place and I found the arrows really cute.
Logroño was quite nice. And it was actually nice to be in a bigger city for a change.
And obviously I found a supermarket. My day was made already.
Must be some very expensive canned goods!
I love meat and am a big fan of jamon but even I find this a little too much. I am not naive and I know meat comes from animals but it could be presented a little nicer and maybe in some smaller cuts.
I found a nice park in Logroño and spent some time watching people.
I also had some of the pictured food.
I passed Navarette along the way. Yet another hilly village.
And then I saw the sign for Burgos for the first time. Yay. I am about 107 kms away from Burgos so I think I will reach the city in 4 days. That's a day earlier than planned.
Not surprisingly this was my view all day.
My goal for today was Ventosa. Getting there I had to walk next to a high way for around 1,5 km. I guess all that healthy mountain air in my lungs were replaced today.
City centre of Ventosa. It is easy to get lost if one doesn't pay attention. ;-)
View from the highest point which is the church.
The room is okay. Not too cramped at the bed is quite comfortable.
The outdoor surroundings are very nice. There is a small water fountain in the corner of the garden.
The albergue also holds the only shop of the city. It is probably the smallest place I have seen. ;-)
For the first time since my arrival I have actually socialised with people today. I have talked to an American girl called Ashley and a Canadian called Amanada. And then I have met the fifth Dane since my arrival. Not bad when I didn't meet a single one last year when I was here. We are still outnumbered by the Germans though. Big time.
Not too many words today. Mainly because I haven't got that much to tell but also because I spenty time being social instead of contemplating. It is good to have alone time but being around nice people is also valuable.
Sleep tight. I know I will.