Day 6 Fri 28 Mar
Arrés to Artieda – 18 klms – very dreary, wondering why we are here. Walking mostly on boring secondary roads, we saw 1 pilgrim on a bike, 2 farmers, 2 cars & 4 dogs in 5 hours! Artieda is another small (pop 120) hilltop village, cold and windy today.
Day 7 Sat 29 Mar
This morning all was well in the world and at 22 klms our longest day so far. We walked along a delicious centuries old footpath until Ruesta suddenly appeared. It is a crumbling abandoned village, once a medieval fort, now has a bar and an Albergue amongst the ruins. From there on mostly up hill until we descended an old Roman road to arrive at the village of Undués de Lerda with its brand new centrally heated Albergue, luxury!
Day 8 Sun 30 Mar
On to Sangüesa, a town of 5,000 and now in Basque Navarre, only 10 klms. It was Sunday so the bars had tables out in the street – looks like a tapas crawl tonight. Sunday morning is churros day too, we cannot resist.