No Bull Here

I made it into Pamplona today. This is where they run with the bulls during a holiday called San Fermin. Since that festival was in July, there were no bulls in the streets. But it was a Saturday night and the whole city was alive! There was a festival going on that was some sort of multicultural display with all sorts of processions with costumes. Pamplona is an ancient city with a modern flair, boysterous and full of energy.

Today’s walk was about the same length as yesterday’s. We walked about 22km (14 mi) and there seem to be a whole new set of body reminders that we don’t walk this much normally. For the most part today was about knees. Ricardo hit his wall and will probably only walk a part day tomorrow. I think I am good to go so onward. Here are some pictures from the day for you to enjoy.

It’s not all bucolic countryside

Ricardo, Dave, and Emily, our wing woman for the jday

Not Just prayers on this marker

Modern day sheepherder, note he is talking on his cel phone

On the outskirts of Pamplona

The walls of Pamplona

Through these gates have passed millions of pilgrims

Allbergue where Ricardo and Emily stayed

Albergue (hostel) sign in six languages

Where I ate dinner on the plaza

Costumes

Costumes

And more costumes

Another ancient church with an amazing interior

  1. Cool!!! The Village People.

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    1. Yeah! It was kinda like that! But it was in Spanish. 🙂

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  2. Awesome Dave! Looks like a blast!!

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    1. Yeah buddy it is! A true adventure of the spirit. Stay tuned to this channel. 🙂

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  3. William Cutherell October 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    great pics…yeah i bet you do find new bodyparts each day…..this is really inspiring….love you bro

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    1. Thanks bro! Today I found my heart. I sat with a lady from Germany and told her my life story and she told me hers. There is a lot of that going on here. Pretty cool adventure so far. I can only imagine what lies ahead. Today was spectacular. Check out the pics when it posts a little later.

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  4. You have inspired not only me but my wife too! Already talking about the family going one summer!

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    1. You definitely should bro. It is really cool..

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  5. Happy to have found your blog as I dream of walking the Camino in the near future…God willing.

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