Day 9 – Najera to Santo Domingo

Feeling pretty good because I successfully ordered myself a glass of wine in Spanish. It turns out that Spanish class I took paid off. The wifi at my albergue isn’t so great so I needed to find a bar or cafe that had wifi to write this. 

Despite some minor knee pain, today was a good day. The sunrise was beautiful as we left Najera. 


We had our first hill out of the village and then it was pretty smooth sailing after that. More beautiful farm fields and more putting one foot in front of the other. 


After a quick stop in the first village, we continued on through more farm fields. It feels like the number of peregrinos (pilgrims) has increased. Some start in Pamplona, some start even later on. Many people can only do portions of the French way and come back to pick up where they left off.


Tonight I will be sleeping in an old albergue in a monastery. Might even take in the Pilgrim’s mass. I figure I should do that at least once on the journey to get the full experience. The quality of the albergue is a little iffy, but at least we know all the other pilgrims in our room. 


Santo Domingo is a nice town (with great pizza!) though I think many pilgrims walked on to the next town. I took a tour of the cathedral and its museum and said hello to the rooster and hen that live inside the cathedral. 


Tomorrow, if we are lucky, we may get to stay at an albergue with a swimming pool! Anything will probably be better than tonight’s sleeping quarters. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Day 9 – Najera to Santo Domingo

  1. Can’t believe you are wearing flip-flops part of the time. Podiatrists everywhere are screaming!!! That picture just before the last picture (Cathedral?) was amazing. Enjoying the trip with you. Safe Travels.

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