Walked from Viana to Navarrete 21.5 km.
Started out this morning with a poor and tasteless breakfast but good humor and company.
It was raining again and ver cold plus windy so my new rain cape worked very well as it it a windbreaker as well. Stopped in Logrono and had a very nice breakfast with cafe con leche, croissant
and orange juice, that warmed us up and gave us energy to push on.
Oh ja, I forgot to tell you that Karli and Martha are with me today, they could not leave as there is a general strike in Spain, lucky me, but we will book a bus for tomorrow morning as the strike is only one day. It was a long walk through the city with industry before and after, and the Camino goes right through the center. There were less pilgrims on the road as most had walked 29.0 km. yesterday and walked to Logronio so now are one day ahead. We walked up a steep hill and at the top there was a man selling coffee, turns out he is unemployed and tries to make some money this way, the coffee was by donation. When he saw that I was from Canada he told me he had filled out his application to get a work permit as a welder in Alberta. We wished him luck. Before entering Navarrete there is a chain link fence and every pilgrim puts a cross with sticks on the fence, there was at least one kilometer of fence full of crosses, we refrained from the practice.
Got to the auberge at two pm. Had a hot shower and went out for garlic soup, now a nap and to rest my left ankle as it is quite sore and hot thank goodness for ibuprofen cream that helps if not I will take a rest day tomorrow 190 km. behind us
Again greetings from the 3 pilgrims.