[June 18th, 2014]
[Tom:] I had an easier day [than yesterday]. We hiked only about 10 km today and there was not nearly as much uphill. But Rosa has bunions that are really hurting her when she walks and she will take a taxi tomorrow. She will also take Jill’s pack so Jill can walk without a load.
We left there about 45 minutes later and hiked to Pamplona. In Pamplona we first went to the statue of the running of the bulls and took photos [Pamplona, Spain, is famous for the Fiesta de San Fermines, in which six bulls are released daily from July 6-14, to run a course through the city through the plaza]:
Then we went to Plaza del Castillo and seated ourselves at the Cafe Iruna, [where we relaxed with some iced lemonades…] It was about 11 am [and the weather was nice and mild] …. Jill, Gail and Rosa watched the backpacks while Becca and Garin went to explore the city. Kelsey and I went to visit the Cathedral. We regrouped at the cafe at 12:30 and then ordered lunch. We left about 1:30 on the hike to Cizur Menor, which is just over 5 km.
We got to Cizur Menor at about 3 pm and found beds in the Orden de Malta [Order of Malta] albergue. It is really nice and the volunteer hospitaleros are super friendly. [Pamplona from our albergue in Cizur Menor:]