|Unusual use of shells|
|Jed on the way to Pamplona|
OK. We´re back. I have about 15 minutes to finish this post, and this computer takes forever to download photos. We ended up eating at a fast food concession at the station, as all the restaurants outside were closed. The concession here is owned by KFC, and the options were KFC, Pizza Hut and one that had paella, beer and other stuff. Not too great, but you know what they say about beggars.
I can add some nationalities to the prior lost. We now have met Norwegians, Swedes, Belgians, South Africans, and even a lady from Bolivia- but not a single American or Canadian! Maybe later they'll turn up. Anyway, yesterdays walk was harder than I thought it would be because I have sore feet and because I was expecting it to be easier. Also got very little sleep in Roncesvalles because the beautifully remodeled "new" hostel has no silent closers on the doors, and they shut with a huge BANG and our beds were right near the bathrooms. But we made it to Lorrasoana (about 17 miles) and had a quite good Pilgrim meal with some of the other travelers. That was in stark contrast to the Pilgrim meal in Roncesvalles, which had us thinking that we´d have to order off the more expensive menu in the future. I think they thought of the cheapest and easiest way to feed the unsuspecting Pilgrims- potato soup, greasy french fries, choice of plain grilled trout (no seasoning or sauce) or 2 fried eggs, and a yoghurt served in the plastic container. Not a trace of color in the whole meal (unless you count egg yolks. Yuck!
|A line of caterpillars|
So our bus is soon to depart and I have 3 minutes left on this computer. It´s painfully slow loading photos. Hopefully the next one will be faster.