Day 4. Zubiri to Pamplona. 23km/14m

Inglorious mud.
Today it rained for most of the day and the track was muddy and challenging at times. We stopped in a cafe for desayuno/breakfast after 5 km and then walked through to Pamplona. It’s a popular end of stage destination so we were happy to find six places at the second Albergue that we tried. After 23km another half a km is so hard. My feet are divorcing me and I have a slight niggling pain in my right knee. I’ll see how I feel in the morning about how far I will walk tomorrow.
Last night’s Pilgrim’s Menu meal was really good with the added bonus of a huge salad, rarely seen on The Camino. I’m really enjoying this experience but today I’m feeling shattered. Maybe time to act my age tomorrow.





15 thoughts on “Day 4. Zubiri to Pamplona. 23km/14m”

  1. Well done Annie, I remember all that mud, although not in the same place. Might be worth looking into buying a knee brace whilst you are in the city.

  2. Wow, you are doing so well! And you got a salad, I know how important food is… Looking forward to seeing the photos when you are able to get them loaded. Xx

  3. Well done on getting through today. Don’t worry about time – go as far as you think you can. There’s no time limit. xxx

    1. Leone and I may wait for the farmacia to open to get a knee support and then bus or taxi to Urtega and then walk on to Puenta la Reina. I did the Alto del Perdon last year so I’m no too bothered to miss it, particularly in the wet.

      1. That sounds like a good idea. 6.6km from Urtega to Puenta la Reina, so that’s a good test for your knee. Just take care xxx

  4. It’s funny but on this trip I never feel hungry until the evening Sarah. I haven’t had cake or chocolate since I got here. Don’t faint!

  5. Great job Annie! I am truly enjoying your adventure. Be kind to yourself and listen to those knees. I trust they have been with you for a while and deserve a vote when it comes to travel options. Have a great experience and remember walking is only one part of the adventure. Have fun!

    1. Thanks BT, blogs like yours and Magwood have helped me to understand the importance of every aspect of this experience. Caution today will hopefully help me to ensure that I make it to Santiago.

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