We started walking at 7:0 am. and the only people on the road were pilgrims, we were surprised to see storks in their nests. Puente la Reina is a very old village and the church is impressive. Walking though these villages you get the feeling that you went back in time, to think that centuries back pilgrims walked the same path as we did today that puts you in a pensive mood,
We started out cloudy but after 30 minutes it started to rain very heavy and lasted till we reached Estella. We were soaked to the skin as rain gear was no match for this deluge. We checked in to a hotel so that we could dry our clothing and gear as all is muddy as well. What a luxury to take a hot shower and put on dry clothing.To think that Pilgrims of old times had no such perks. It is amazing to see the pilgrims, some of them you would never guess that they could do it, today we saw an older man limping in sandals though the mud and our feeling was that he would never make it to Estella, but lo and behold he arrived twenty minutes after us. To top it off he was still very cheerful and friendly. Tomorrow it is Karli's andLucas's birthday, Happy Birthday to you both.
Greetings from the Pilgrims