Is that cola? For breakfast? Chacun a son gout, as they don't say in Spain.
I remember Ventosa, a small hill town in the Rioja vineyards. Good job you made an early start, Davebugg, if you're going all the way to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, that's over 37km. A good day's walk, and Santo Domingo is worth it. You get reduced price entry to the cathedral (to see the famous fowl) on production of your credencial.
It's pouring with rain here in the UK - glad you're having better weather. Ultreia!