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And the Aragonese part of my Camino is over. I haven´t met a single native English speaker since Canfranc and it´s weird to hear people start conversations with Hello.

The Foz De Lumbier was absolutely gorgeous, there were at least five vultures lazily gliding on the air currents, unfortunately it meant that I wound up doing a 30 - 31k day, something that I really wasn´t ready for.

It was worth it for a chance to say goodbye to all of the people who were done walking the Aragonese way ( which was pretty much all of them really) but I´m still feeling it even today. Yesterday was a gentle 14k jaunt into Tiebas ( well ok not so gnetle what with the horrendous mud and the equally horrendous track) and today was a much more gentle 19 k stroll into Puente La Reina via Eunate ( I could find no sign of the albergue in Eunate being open but that´s ok because all I really want right now is a decent washing machine)!

I miss everyone and my cat ( and oddly my job) and I hope you´re all doing ok.

Date: 2008-09-20 11:36 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
the cat misses you too... although not for any sentimental reason, you understand... (she's already adjusted to being fed at 10am rather than 7am)... she just misses the warm lump that stays put and doesn't fidget for several hours a night...

do hurry back... oh, and could you maybe pick up some milk?

Date: 2008-09-20 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think milk might be a little spoiled by the time I got there =).

Do you think she´s liable to start trying to *make* you stay still at night?

Date: 2008-09-20 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
i'm wondering... i'm getting a little scared to leave my tea unattended in case she slips me a Rufie or something...

Date: 2008-09-20 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah you have triumphed and can now get that Camino Aragonese tattoo which will make you an object of notice on the beaches of the Pacific!

The restaurant Gargantua in Los Arcos, just opposite the church, did a very good menu de dia (not menu de peregrino) in 2007.

Date: 2008-09-20 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome =) I´ll try to remember.

I think the crowds are going to feel very very weird after this though.

Date: 2008-09-20 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I assure you that it will feel quite unreal. Try the alternative routes when you find them. I will dig up a few later today for you.

Date: 2008-09-20 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"The Restaurant Gargantua"... what a marvellous name!

Date: 2008-09-20 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
19k sounds like lots to me! Never mind 31..

Yay you! *admires*

Date: 2008-09-20 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This from the person who regularly dances the night away and slings around huge woolly animals...=)

I suspect you might be suprised at how far you could go.

Date: 2008-09-20 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
whoops that was me sorry.


Date: 2008-09-20 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from had me feeling really inspired about the Aragonese way for my second Camino, in the 5-10 year plan.... until you chucked in that 31km day!
Sounds like you have had a great adventure already!

Re: 31km!

Date: 2008-09-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It really wasn´t needed, I just wanted to catch up with some friends=)

Re: 31km!

Date: 2008-09-20 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from
I know what you mean... have knocked off an extra 7-8 km myself to get to where I thought my friends might be..... And now I am receiving lovely e-mails from them, from France and Canada..... but from NZ it is sadly too far to knock off just a few extra kms to see them again!


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