Walk: Larrasoaña to Pamplona (9.8 miles)
A warm day, still overcast and a brief shower that had stopped by the time i’d put my rain jacket on! We stopped at Irotz for coffee – the bar with the outside oven – it’s expanded somewhat since the last time I was here, two years ago.
J and P were keen to stay with the nuns at Zabaldika but I decided that I would head toward Pamplona. We had met up with Leo again at Irotz and he very kindly walked into Pamplona with me, escorting me through “flasher alley.” (In 2013 my friend and I met a flasher in this section). Once at Pamplona Leo decided to carry on to Cizur Menor.
I was happy to sit in the warm sunshine at Cafe Iruña and I used their free wifi to book myself a hotel room. Would have loved to have stayed at Hotel Gran Perla but couldn’t bring myself to part with 212 euros for just one nights accommodation – a bit beyond a pilgrims budget but maybe that’s why they charge so much! Hotel Leyre for me then, just a short walk from the main square and where i’d stayed on my previous visit to the city.
A long soak in the bath was fabulous. Only downside was shutting my thumb in the bathroom door – ouch!!
Couple of hours rest at the hotel then back to Cafe Iruña for wine and pintxos