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Published: October 10th 2012
: Roncesvalles - Aquerreta (or Akerreta in Basque)
Starting the day, I am confronted with a sign that put in perspective what I am trying to accomplish: Santiago de Compostela 790 km.....
Interesting is to observe how everything here in Basque country is in double language. The Basque language does not sound nor looks like spanish. Under way, fortunately everybody understands Spanish.
A long day with very nice weather. I walked 29 km in about 7 hours and am now in the hotel en Akeretta where they filmed "The Way". I did not get the Martin Sheene room, but than again you can not have it all. We are staying here just 2 people: Paul Lynn (an american) and myself.
A somewhat hilly territory we passed through today. Although we lowered from about 900 to 600, the way had its bumps.
Tonight a very decent dinner at the hotel, although pricewise not exactly a pilgim's menu.
Tomorrow passing through Pamplona. Contrary to Paul, I have decided not to stop there, but do the sites on the way.
I need to get a prepaid mobile phone and some other stuff you only find
in stores in cities here. The villages we pass through are very small and typically have no more than a very basic store.
Let you know tomorrow how that works out.
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