Saturday, August 23, 2014

Camino - Wine Fountains and Nice Knockers


Some snaps for you to shimmy through, from Pamplona to Los Arcos. Today is Day Six. We've been walking about eight to eleven hours a day. Yesterday we were passed by an 80 year old Australian with a heart condition who carrying a 25lb pack ( in comparison my pack weighs seven llbs). He is carrying three months of heart medication. 






Nice knockers


Of course what keeps you going is the 10th century Iglesia along the way. I wont waste my clicks on anything newer than middle ages these days. Our whippersnapper 1945 house in oakland is going to have to work blimin hard to get my attention when we get back....









About 30mins after this i had a very unspiritual meltdown rant on the side of a rocky mountain. Downhill is the hardest. 
Over bridges is perfect. 



Pamplona was the most wonderful walled town. I'd always envisaged it as party town for combi van-touring turps-sinking kiwis in tracky pants . Realised that was probably 1988. We kiwis are so much more sophisticated now ...but didnt stop me slurping from the wine ( yes! Wine! ) fountain today. It's blessed people!


A breakfast i'll never forget was in the dreamlike gardens outside Pamplona. The cafe in amongst the willowy lime green trees and the knobbly ones was like stepping into a noir film.



Even the wee boiled egg had a sense of ocassion and drama on its old silver tray.


Hope there are some comforting moments under blankets with friends and maybe a very blessed wine fountain in  your weekend?


21 comments:

  1. Looks like you're having fun. I thought you would be more serious about things while you are on you "pilgrimage." I was wrong. Again.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  2. The wine fountain was at 8:30 am for me!!! I love taking this journey with you via your posts. And rest assured, we all had multiple (unspiritual and spiritual) meltdowns over the course of 30 days. It's part of the awesomeness that is the Camino. Buen Camino! Can't wait for your next post!!! (P.S. That vineyard looks like the one I took a potty stop at when walking all by myself with nowhere to go and no one around ;-))

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  3. Looove these pics!!! I must do this some day hopefully soon!

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  4. Wow a wine fountain! So many wonderful photos. It's such a treat following along with you.

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  5. Great photos - love the beautiful scenery. The WINE FOUNTAIN!!! That is the best thing ever. They could never do one of those in Australia. It would be surrounded by drunken louts day and night. Hilarious story re the 80 year old Aussie with the heart condition. But I fear you may pass him on the path yet…..! xx

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  6. Thanks again for the photos! Looks like you are having a good time, rant or not. :))

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  7. Wonderful..just wonderful..x

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  8. I need a wine fountain at my house. Or maybe the schoolyard. What a wonderful adventure you are having!

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  9. Love your photos!ANd I get the house thing BIG TIME!Our 1940's homes just don't cut it after being over there do they?You missed a 6.0 earthquake at 3 am this morning!Guess Napa is a bit of a mess my INSTAGRAM tells me!!
    KEEP GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!XXX

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  10. love this Jody! I will cherish the photo of you slurping the wine!!!

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  11. Ohhhh...that looks much nicer than I thought. And it is not just your photography skill that makes it appealing. The sleeping arrangements look quite pleasant and the scenery is beautiful. And what more can be said really about a wine fountain-the name says it all. Is there only the one?

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  12. Wow walking 8-11 hours each day, that's amazing and hard work! But you must then be able to eat all of those delicious looking cakes and pastries? It does sound like such an exciting adventure.

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  13. Just gorgeous photos and you and Kevin are the picture of health. There are many meltdowns on the path to enlightenment, there would have to be. The wine fountain is very inspiring and good job with it! xox

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  14. Just been catching up on your trip to Spain as I've been in the UK. You do like doing these endurance holidays, don't you?! Hope the strain on your joints is not too great, and that the ailment that must not be named is staying away! You could always cure it with a gippy tummy... :)

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  15. Wonderful pictures! And everyone deserves the odd meltdown half way up or down a rocky road.
    Sx

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  16. Stunning pictures a little meltdown is good for the soul

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  17. Fab photos but aren't your poor feet little bleeding stumps by now?!

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  18. These pictures are amazing, what a great trip xx

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  19. Your pictures are just wonderful. The one of you in the field of sunflowers is fabulous.

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