arjenboorsma (arjenboorsma) wrote,

Santiago de Compostela IX Day 94 (Akerreta-Pamplona) 17 km

Saturday October 13, 2019

We have a short day today. 17 km to Pamplona.
It’s fairly quiet on the route, the pilgrims who crossed the Pyrenees with us have spread out. People are settling into the routine. We walk for a while among some Japanese pilgrims who seem to be much quieter than during the previous two days. Sharing the camino with others may not be so bad after all.

The approach into the city is fairly interesting. We come across a parade of Gigantes and a fiesta in one of the outskirts of Pamplona. Pamplona itself is a magnificent city with impressive city walls, one of the most interesting cathedrals I have ever seen (where a wedding has just taken place!)
We get to the hotel and take off our dirty walking clothes for the last time. For this year, we have stopped being pilgrims. Now we are tourists.

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