Day 20 Fri 11 Apr
Viana to Logroño is an easy walk of 10 kilometers, still in good weather. Just before Logroño, an old lady greets pilgrims and offers drinks and a stamp in their credentials. Her mother did the same until she died a few years ago. We stopped for a chat.
Day 21 Sat 12 Apr
A day off In Logroño.
We cross into La Rioja, home of the famous wines
Like her mother before her, this lady waits to stamp pilgrims' credenciales
Drinking from the fountain in Logroño
Saint Bartholomew, 12th Century
Our room is behind one of those windows
Vegetables from La Rioja
The Camino is done by tapas, not stages
The very same tapas shown on the wall
Day 22 Sun 13 Apr
Logroño to Navarrete, 13 kilometers, a pleasant walk through a park and along a lake for the first half, them through the vineyards of La Rioja. We stayed at the same place, in the same room, as last time in 2012. This is as far as we got that time.
Mural of pilgrims on the Way out of Logroño
Pam adds a cross to the fence to give thanks for passing Logroño
Big bulls here
Tempranillo vines on the Way to Navarrete
Remains of an old pilgrims hospital
Don Jacobo winery
Water fountain, Navarrete
Pam's 2012 note on the wall of the Pensión in Naverette
Romanesque cemetery gate
Day 23 Mon 14 Apr
Enjoyed the walk, 18 kilometers from Navarrete to Nájera amongst the grape vines with the snow capped peaks of the Sierra de la Demanda in the background, the first of the red poppies in the fields.
Giant wine pots
Spring time in La Rioja