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Day 4, Uterga


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First, a couple of notes - Marc & Rhina - the fold-back clips are perfect for laundry and I've used them for every other clipping duty. Great idea - thanks.

Mom - I was thinking about you yesterday, missing our scrabble games. Love you.

I had a horrible night last night despite having been so relaxed and tired. I think I just dozed on and off all night.

Claudio is heading out and we said our goodbyes and Buen Camino last night. He is very sweet and I hope he enjoys the rest of his travels.

This morning we tarried in the albergue and did laundry before walking to Pamplona. We visited the marcado (bought some lovely fruit) cathedral and the caminoteca, which sells all manner of practical items for the pilgrim. I bought two small zipper wallets to replace the wallet with a broken zipper - I had been holding it closed with a fold-back clip for the last two days.

After leaving Pamplona, Esther & I ate our fruit in a park and then carried on. About 45 minutes later, a couple of cyclists stopped us to take pictures and Esther discovered her glasses were gone. So we backtracked to a shady spot and I rested with my shoes off in the shade with the packs while she rushed back to the park and, happily found them.

As a result of the late start and backtracking, we arrived in Uterga at about 5:30 and happily find ourselves with beds in a room for four, but so far are the only occupants.

It was quite relaxing for me with the rest stop, but less so for Esther (Eszter in Hungarian, but she likes the "th" spelling). We were very thankful she successfully retrieved her glasses.

Apparently, Esther was asked: "I just have to ask - you are Hungarian, so why do you speak to your mother in English?" Esther, of course explained that I am not her mother and that we'd just met a few days ago. Our age difference is about right and she says I look a bit like her Mom.

We had a great dinner of roast chicken and fries with chocolate cake. Planning to get up early and head to Estella tomorrow.

No glasses hanging from Esther's t-shirt

No glasses hanging from Esther's t-shirt

Sunflowers almost as far as you can see

Sunflowers almost as far as you can see

Finally at the top

Finally at the top

A very happy sunflower

A very happy sunflower

Hungarian and more for Buen Camino

Hungarian and more for Buen Camino

Posted by Deb Godley 14:27 Archived in Spain

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