Our Camino – Day 7, Zariquiegui to Mañeru

Alto de Pardon on the Camino walk

Alto de Pardon on the Camino walk

 

Our Camino – Day 7, Zariquiegui to Mañeru – 17.9 Kms

Day 7 of Our Camino

Day 532 – August 15th, 2015.

Standard pilgrim breakfast on the Camino 2015

Standard pilgrim breakfast on the Camino 2015

After breakfast we (Inge, Cettina, Moni & I) walked together. We had a really great time walking at a nice pace talking and joking along the way. The weather wasn’t what you’d call a fine day, but it was ideal for walking, until we got closer to the top of the hill.

 

Views on the Camino from after Zariquiegui

Views on the Camino from after Zariquiegui

 

Unfortunately, at the top we were surrounded by clouds and fine rain, it didn’t dampen our spirits and we continued on the way down from Alto de Pardon. Just a shame for the pictures.

Alto de Pardon, the metal statues on the Camino after leaving Zariquiegui

Alto de Pardon, the metal statues on the Camino after leaving Zariquiegui

 

It soon brightened up and it was not long before we removed our rain ponchos and started picking delicious blackberries.

On the Camino with Inge & Cettina 2015

On the Camino with Inge & Cettina 2015

 

Picking blackberries on the Camino 2015

Picking blackberries on the Camino 2015

 

Along the way we had many an opportunity to pick these berries which gave us good energy on route. We stopped before the town of Urtega to tend to Moni’s feet with a change of the Heilwolle.

Some feet TLC for Moni on the Camino 2015

Some feet TLC for Moni on the Camino 2015

 

Here where we stopped for a while, was a small one man tent. You can just see it in the left photo.

Uterga on the Camino 2015

Uterga on the Camino 2015

 

On reaching the village we stopped for a coffee. It was here that we got talking to a man, who is the owner of the tent and is also a pilgrim. But not just any old pilgrim.

Albergue - Restaurante Camino del Perdon 2015

Albergue – Restaurante Camino del Perdon 2015

 

Antonio, has been walking the Camino for many years, back and forth to various destinations. He travels alone having lost his wife six years ago. He decided he had nothing else and so he spends his time walking the Camino and talking to other pilgrims.

We spent a good hour here with him and the resident cat who took to Moni, like all cats do!!

Antonio and Moni, happy with a coffee and a cat on the Camino 2015

Antonio and Moni, happy with a coffee and a cat on the Camino 2015

 

The way on the Camino 2015

The way on the Camino 2015

Continuing our walk as the temperature rose we could peel off the layers. I loved my beanie and kept it on the entire Camino. I found much more comfortable that a cap.

Happy times on the Camino with Cettina & Inge

Happy times on the Camino with Cettina & Inge

 

An entrepreneur in the making with her lemonade stand just before Obanos on the Camino 2015

An entrepreneur in the making with her lemonade stand just before Obanos on the Camino 2015

 

Eventually we arrived in Puente La Reina where we decided to treat ourselves…

On the walk towards Puente La Reina on the Camino 2015.jpg

On the walk towards Puente La Reina on the Camino 2015

 

Here was a small hotel that offered a fine buffet lunch ‘all you can eat and drink’. You could say that we made the most of it.

Puente le Reina - buffet lunch on the Camino 2015

Puente le Reina – buffet lunch on the Camino 2015

 

Puente le Reina on the Camino 2015

Puente le Reina on the Camino 2015

 

Many pilgrims stay here in Puente La Reina and you can see why. It’s very picturesque and full of character.

The bridge at Puente le Reina on the Camino 2015

The bridge at Puente le Reina on the Camino 2015

We carried on though towards Maneru, which is a nice small village.

Walking towards Mañeru on the Camino 2015

Walking towards Mañeru on the Camino 2015

 

Mañeru on the Camino 2015

Mañeru on the Camino 2015

 

Our dorm for the night was compact and nearly full, 2 bunks were free.

Albergue in Mañeru on the Camino 2015

Albergue in Mañeru on the Camino 2015

 

Camino costs

  • Coffee 4.80
  • Bracelet for Moni 3.00
  • Donation to Antonio 40.00 (fellow pilgrim)
  • Lemonade 2.00
  • Lunch 30.00
  • Soft drinks 6.50
  • Accommodation in Maneru 22.00

Total for today is 108.30 Euro. 54.15 each for day 7 of our Camino.

 

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