Day 8 – Puente La Reina to Estella

by | May 2, 2018 | Accomodation, Journey, Stories | 8 comments


Our plan at the moment was to book maybe one day ahead and then once we’re comfortable with our walking distances, perhaps not book at all and just see what’s available as we’re coming to each town.

But it seems quite busy at the moment and when I’m looking at to book casa rurals or small hotels, nearly everyone appear to be booked out. I think that could actually be a combination of two things, one, that some of the hotels are not making their beds available on, also perhaps because it’s really quite busy.

So at the moment we’re actually booking two or three days ahead.

And I must thank my Spanish teacher Jose, for teaching me how to make bookings over the telephone, which is not at all easy for me.

I managed to make my first phone booking yesterday, for a nice hotel in Los Arcos. This was interesting because the hotel wasn’t showing any beds available in, but when I rang up they actually had some beds. And Jose, it went perfectly just as you had practiced with me in our lessons, so thank you.

Now, we just rounded a corner. We’ve come through Mañeru and in front of me, two kilometers away, is Cirauqui, and that’s actually going to be our first stop for the day. We’ll probably stop for some nice, fresh orange juice. And then we might press on to Lorca for our lunch break. Given this is the first day that Pat has already tried to walk a full stage, we thought we might try to get more beyond half way before having our lunch break.



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  1. Krista

    Hello from Canada (Nova Scotia) Rob and Pat,
    Thoroughly enjoying your daily posts. Was feeling lost since recently finishing my Camino books and Stephen Jones vlog. Now happy to find, in addition to that entertaining Andy W’s daily posts, one more to add to my daily fix.
    Walk on and enjoy! Love those matching hats.


    • Rob

      Matching everything…. sad huh? 🙂

  2. dave

    Looks like good walking weather.

    • Rob

      Can’t complain! Some light rain but overall very good. Not too hot. Yet

  3. Seamus Forde

    Loving your posts Rob and Pat. Undoubtedly the most enjoyable of all posts and videos I have come across. Something real and comforting about your journey. I am an older bloke from near Canberra who hopes to walk the Camino in September/October and you give me hope as well as a lot of enjoyment. Good luck for the rest of the trip, I envy you both.

    • Rob

      Make sure you enjoy every step Seamus…..on the one hand it becomes a new way of living…..But ends all too soon. Buen Camino

  4. Sue Tufnell

    Hi from Oz, loving the updates, photos and the gourmet tour of Spain! One step at a time xx

    • Rob

      Not sure we will lose much weight !


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