Our Camino – Day 8, Mañeru to Estella – 16.9 Kms
Day 8 of Our Camino
Day 533 – August 16th, 2015.
Moni & I walk alone this morning as the girls wanted time for themselves.
Leaving Mañeru early morning we first walk uphill but not for long before reaching the town of Cirauqui.
The way takes us slightly down to the Rio Salado before going up again to Lorca. It’s less than 100 metre up and down but believe me even these small inclines hurt. Plus, the way can be a bit tricky in places, even more so for those with bikes.
In Lorca we stopped for lunch in the Albergue on the right hand side of the street. Antonio had told us to stop here and enjoy the best Tortilla’s.
It was true, the Tortilla’s were delicious, we could have eaten more than one piece, but we also enjoyed freshly pressed orange juice and a couple of coffee’s which were also very good. Yes you did read that right.
On the wall is what could be the longest Camino credential ever. That pilgrim collected a lot of stamps, not sure if he stayed in every place or just got the stamps, either way it’s a long credential.
After our break for a late breakfast, early lunch we continued on. The scenery changing as we go, like your own little movie with different scenes every time you take a look.
Estella is a larger town, or city with around 14,000 people.
The place is welcoming and has a good amount of Albergue’s. We find our accommodation for the night and shower and wash before heading out for another meal.
Next up we take a walk around Estella, I know, it must sound strange that even after 17 ks we’d want to walk some more exploring the city. Actually we are not feeling too bad, sure enough, Moni still has blisters, but I seem to be pain free.
While walking around Estella we decide to have an early dinner before heading back to the hostel.
Outside our place we spotted this group of pilgrims who have been walking with a small kitten. Somehow they manage to smuggle it into the Albergue for the night.
- Coffee, juice & tortilla 10.40
- Coffee 2.40
- Lunch 17.30
- Dinner & beer 14.40
- Accommodation in Estella 12.00
Total for today is 56.50 Euro. 28.25 each for day 8 of our Camino.