Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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