That won't happen today.For the rest of the day, ABBA's "Voulez-Vous" was playing on a loop in my head, which was a good thing.
I was rather amused on that bridge, rather than terrified.
It looks like Matt has a utility belt that would make Batman jealous! He even has a roll of duct tape and bungee cords on there! lol!View attachment 93969
Arriving at Calzadilla de la Cueza after a torturous transit across the Meseta on a burning September day, the sense of relief was further boosted by meeting Matt from Northern Ireland at the cafe there.
He was toting a portable speaker blaring out cheerful ABBA tunes and a solar-powered muffin oven as his method of Meseta survival.
He was clearly not one who worried about the weight he was carrying!
For the rest of the day, ABBA's "Voulez-Vous" was playing on a loop in my head, which was a good thing. I didn't get to taste one of the muffins though!
I stayed there one year as well and was soooo excited when I saw the rooms. And then the wheels fell off the cart. Turns out the old school dorm rooms were built for children who are 5' tall and 18" wide. As a 6'3" chap who most certainly has exceeded 18" of width, it turned out to be a terrible sleep because there was no way to position myself to be comfortable. I later saw a photo of someone with the same issue who dragged his mattress into the bathroom so at least he could stretch out...!!!View attachment 94146
Albergue municipal in Azofra. CF 2011.
Información del albergue de peregrinos Albergue de peregrinos de Azofra, en Azofra: Precio, plazas, características, etc...www.gronze.com
Sadly (for me), the Rollo has been another victim of the "Concrete Fever"...west of Azofra, mixed moods
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February 19, 2007
"Today was a long cold slog, but without wet mud. The sky was vivid blue and the sun bright; deep snow covered mountains to the south on my left
At the historic Rollo west of Azofra
I pondered how many countless pilgrims had passed this ancient post throughout time. Conscious that I was treading where ‘their feet had trod’ it was doubly surprising when later in the morning after the camino climbed up to a recent golf course at Cirueña it later crossed a new but vacant upmarket housing estate. Tempora mutantur!"
We also spent most of our rest day in Estella exploring Monasterio de Irache. In fact we had a picnic lunch in the village square outside the Chapel.
It’s an extraordinary place, San Sebastián