Vineyards and Olive Orchards

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Day 7
Puente La Reina to Estella

Walking from Cirauqui to Lorca  we saw our first (of many) sizeable vineyards and olive orchards. The ground is dry and rocky. The sun is very hot. The sky is very blue.

Implementing our new walking policy, we planned to take the bus to Lorca and then walk into Estella from there. When we stepped onto the bus, however, we were told that our only two choices were to get off at Cirauqui or to ride all the way to Estella. Having to make an instant decision and wanting to walk at least part of the way, we elected to get off at Cirauqui.

We found the Camino and started off. It was very hot, an unexpectedly really hot day. For a good part of the time, we walked along a Roman road–rounded, uneven stones. Historic, but treacherous  footing, so I was inching along. And then my bad shoulder  started aching again, so I gave my water to James. When we staggered into Lorca we dropped at the first bar and guzzled liquids. The kindly bar keeper gave us an excellent gazpacho (cold) soup for lunch and then phoned a taxi for us. And off to Estella we went.  Our new travel policy still needs tinkering!

Steps Today: 13,912

Author: Camino for Boomers

I am the owner and editor of Bayou City Press in Houston, Texas. As a Foreign Service Officer, I lived and traveled all over the world for 33 years. My new book is "Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It's the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike."

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