Monday, September 23, 2013

Day 5 (9/23) - Pamplona to Utrega

The bunkbeds in the hostel were quite comfortable and even included sheets and comforter. We did not set any alarms and were surprised to wake up at 7:30! Much later than any other day so we got a later start. Grabbed a minimal breakfast in the hostel and started walking at 8am. We stopped at a bar in Cizur Menor for "2nd breakfast" and ordered too much food. I had thought I ordered tortilla espaniel (like a frittata but served in slices) but it was omelet in a baguette and I ordered one apiece. Quite tasty but splitting one would have been enough. The walk crossed a ridge and there was a long steep climb followed by a much steeper descent. We decided to stop at the next village, Uterga, so that we could make a scenic detour tomorrow. Today was probably 17km or so. Alberge Perdon had shared rooms or a hotel style room in a house so we chose the latter. At alberge lounged around, had wine and worked on our journals and visited. Then had the pilgrim menu dinner.


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