Saturday, June 4, 2016
Zubiri to Pamplona
Pamplona of course was one of the, if not the, favorite places of Ernest Hemingway. You find traces of him all over town–his favorite hotel, his favorite bar, his favorite…. It was fun catching up with him late at night in “his” bar.
After our brutal walk from Roncesvalles to Zubiri, we decided to take the bus to Pamplona. At the bus stop we met a number of other pilgrims who were also ready for a ride rather than a walk.
We had stopped overnight in Pamplona on our journey from Madrid to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, but had had time only to visit the Church of St. Saturnin. Before we could explore more of Pamplona, we had housekeeping to do–laundry. After that, we went to a club to hear a Spanish singer-songwriter named Pablo Carbonell. Great fun! Dinner at almost midnight in “Hemingway’s bar” on the Plaza de Castille.
Steps Today: 10,791