Logrono to Navarette

Day Fifty. 7.9 Miles, 12.7 Kilometers.

Written on June 8, 2012.

Logrono is a city that takes awhile to walk through especially when the panaderias and bars are opening for fresh croissants and coffee. We start to leave and notice a fruit stand. An orange sounds good so we stop there, too. On the way out we notice what is either the preparation for or the aftermath of a festival in Logrono.

Banners surround the Catedral de Santa Maria de la Redonda XIV.

Waymarkers like this all through Logrono and beyond help us find our way.

A Religous tribute between Logrono and Navarette.

It is a short walk today. We take a rest and then go exploring. We soon see Reidun and Peder. Once again we have dinner with them.

Vern has a rip in his pants and looks for a tailor or a seamstress. He found a man who repairs clothing. When Vern asked how much it will cost, he said no charge for a Pilgrim!

Rest Day in Conques

Day 15.

Written on May 4, 2012

Pictured: A view of the Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy and the Village of Conques

Pictured: Tympanum of the Last Judgement scene on the main doorway of the Abbey.

Pictured: Another view of Conques.

Thank you to our Host and Hostess at Camping Beau Rivage, Conques, France

For two nights in Conques we have stayed in a mobile home in a campground. It has been relaxing and serene. The food has been great! Many pilgrims had suggested that we stay in Conques for two nights in order to explore this World Heritage Center. It is a wonderful village, a historical monument that is worth the stay.


History, Beauty, and Climbing in Le Puy

This is the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral of Norte-Dame in Le Puy-en-Velay. This morning Vern and I made our way through the streets, up (I mean UP), the many cobblestone streets to the immense staircase in front of the Cathedral and up the staircase inside the Cathedral. We attended a Pilgrim Mass. The Monsignor spoke in French and English. Anyone choosing to receive a blessing, regardless of religious affiliation was able to do so. It was great to meet other Pilgrims. Some were leaving today, and some were leaving tomorrow like we are.

This a cluster of buildings at the base/entrance to the Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe Chapel perched on top of a volcanic chimney. To the right is a small chapel. The walk to Saint Michel is up 267 steps. Every climb in this town is more than worth the effort! We have spent some time today preparing a package to mail to a pension in Santiago, Spain to pick up in July. We received a lot of help from a postal worker who actually seemed to enjoy helping us 2 days in a row:) The second photo did not transfer….I’m learning as I go.