About 18.5 Kilometres from Roncesvalles to Zubiri. The walk continues through beech and oak woods and gassy fields before coming to the small town of Espinal. Then crosses two mountain passes, the Alto de Mezquiriz and the Alto de Erro before descending to the village of Zubiri.
An easy walk compared to yesterday but I found it tough due to a problem with a big toe which made the walking today quite painful.
Treated the blood blister on the Right big toe and started out this morning after breakfast at 7.30am.
Hips were quiet and no longer talking to each other so that was gòod. Heart still behaving after the stern talking to the other day. Knees aching a bit the the brain and knees have reached a compromise after some mediation and counselling. Surprise Surprise it turns out the left big toe is the boss. No matter how much the brain commands the left big toe has the final say!
Had to switch to sandals after about 10k today sandals and socks now very British look!
The next 8.5 k was all over rocks stones and rubble!! Thank goodness I had sandals that could handle it.
Have been walking with a retired doctor from the black country in the UK (near Birmingham ). Near where my Father was from. Turns out he does aviation medicals so talked a lot until our pace drifts us apart.
Reached Zubiri even with Sandals I am faster than most. However the town was full as were all other places between here and Pamplona. The pilgrims I had been walking with had to get taxis to Pamplona to try and find a bed and then cab back in the morning.
My accommodation here is the Albergue Suseia which is unfortunately at the far end of town another kilometre to walk. This is a nice comfortable Albergue and also had the most fabulous Camino dinner with an Irish couple leading us in songs. I even sang Danny Boy with the Irish guy to the other Pilgrims. (Red wine influence ).
I reserved a bed in Pamplona this evening. For tomorrow