Day 10 Navarette – Azofra

The night in the albergue was a pleasant one. Randy and I had the place to ourselves which meant a bathroom each, unrestricted access to the kitchen and most importantly no chorus of snoring (apart from our own). I managed to spread the contents of my backpack over the space of 4 beds and got ready for the day without having to hop on one leg while dodging two Brazilian guys (it’s less fun than it sounds)

Nowhere was open for breakfast so we grabbed a snack from a vending machine and hit the road under a cloudy sky. The walk was easy but not very picturesque as we left Navarrete behind us in search of something more substantial than a bag of crisps and a can of pop.

Along the way we met another walker who joined us for a while and joined in with the laughs as we covered the first 12km stage to the next town. As we walked over the hills we could hear music in the distance and rounding a corner we came across a guy with a guitar and harmonica sat under a tree singing songs for the pilgrims that passed by. He was actually quite good and deserving of the euro that I threw into his upturned hat. (I knew I was wise to save that euro at the wine fountain).

We walked on and found a nice little bar where we could grab a bite to eat and an ice cold lemonade and rest our feet for half an hour.

Full of good food and sugary drinks (Randy stayed on water, his body is a temple) we hit the trail and climbed toward our destination for the day. Only another 6 or so km which made for a very pleasant 18km day. The landscape returned to the usual vineyards and ploughed fields bathed in sunlight with a backdrop of snow covered mountains.

As I neared Azofra I wondered if we could luck into another empty albegue but alas the only option was a large municipal one already half full of walkers hobbling around on sore feet and tired legs. (It’s quite reassuring to see that most people adopt the bandy-legged stagger… I take it to mean that it isn’t just me that feels as sore each evening.

Anyway, the albergue is great once inside, tiny rooms with two single beds in each gives an element of privacy, and for 3euros they are washing my clothes as I write this. What more could I ask for?

Thanks for reading. Please feel free to leave a comment or just say hi. It’s nice to get some feedback and it gives me a break from having to listen to Randy go on about how lovely Canada is at this time of year etc.

Buen camino!!

22 thoughts on “Day 10 Navarette – Azofra

  1. Randy is right. Canada is great this time of year! …but by the sound of things the Camino has much to offer in the spring as well as the fall. I’m enjoying your journey from the comfort of home but I know that the real deal is just great. Onward amigo! You have got this.

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  2. Been following your blog all the way and every post, about time I said hello! I set of in June from st pdp, really look forward to more updates. I was in navarrete a few weeks ago (had to pick up a sofa from logroño) and have amazing menu del dia in a dinky bar next to the big square ( think it was a sports bar). Have a blinder my fellow tortuga 😁

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  3. Hi Andy,
    Am enjoying your posts , and reliving. My own camino . Sounds like you are embracing all the camino. Has to offer. . Youa re doing great!
    Buen camino

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  4. Glad you are having fun!! It’s pouring down here so enjoy the sunshine 😁. Have a lovely evening xx

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  5. Awesome going Andy. Your posts give me hope. I have just finished day 2 and am in Larrasoana. Loving it so far.

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  6. Reading this blog is the highlight of the day. Can’t wait to be out there myself!

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  7. Mary-Katherine Apr 27, 2018 — 3:23 pm

    My husband and I are enjoying your posts. We would love to meet up with you but not startling in SJPdP until May 8 so highly unlikely. As a fellow Canadian, I second Randy’s sentiment. The nicer weather has been a long time coming. Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Buen Camino!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your journey! I am in Villafranca Montes de Oca, just three days ahead of you, and you might catch up after Burgos. Sounds like you are having a good Camino!

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  9. mylifeonvacation Apr 27, 2018 — 3:48 pm

    Loving the blog, Andy! I have laughed out loud at least twice in today’s post – Keep up the good work, both in walking and writing. BUEN CAMINO!!

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  10. You havd such a way with words, loving you blog and I see the fruit and veg didn’t get a grip , your doing great 😊

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  11. Enjoying your blogs mate, keep lunging 😀 xx

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  12. GodzGirlWalking Apr 27, 2018 — 7:10 pm

    My walking buddy & I read you daily. It’s like taking mental vitamins for building the courage to actually do this (upcoming Sept/Oct). Please tell us the name of that albergue in Azofra where you had private rooms with 2 beds and laundry service for 3 Euros. Actually, it would be super helpful if you would please name the places where you stay each day and give your one-sentence take on it. Keep up the good work, Andy (& Randy). You are encouraging and helping dozens (maybe hundreds!) of future pilgrims!
    Buen Camino,
    Marianne

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  13. Diane (diabo) Apr 28, 2018 — 4:49 am

    Great blog Andy, hope we get to see you both – you may well catch us up! stay strong and enjoy!!!
    Buen Camino

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  14. Hi Andy!
    Writing from that really great place …Canada lol!
    Been following and throughly enjoying your quips and slights and observations as you trek your Camino. I’ll get to do my own whining ( I mean wineing) when my own trek (with 3 others in toll) starts Sept 1 in SJPDP.
    Keep the photos and insights coming.
    Love. Love. Love it!
    Brenda

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    1. GodzGirlWalking Apr 28, 2018 — 2:19 pm

      Hi, Brenda. Where in the lovely-this-time-of-year country of Canada are you? My Camino buddy & I live in NW Ohio and will be heading to SJPdP out of Toronto on Sept.1 to begin our trek on Sept.2. Do you fly out on Aug. 31? Do you fly into Barcelona?
      Curious,
      Marianne

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  15. Silent lurker up until now. Really enjoying your blog. Thanks for finding energy and resources to post each day. So pleased you are enjoying the walk. Buen camino, peregrino.

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  16. Hi Andy. Great Blog really enjoying it here in Cumbria! I did Sarria to Santiago with my Dad last year (the touristy bit) and really enjoyed it. Due to work I can only do a week at a time. Going to do the Portugal one from Tui in September. Thanks for taking the time to write. One day I might get the time to do the whole Frances Camino.

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  17. Loving the blog, we won’t be back until September so it’s nice to get a recap of the places we will see. If you liked the albergue in Azofra, make sure you stop in Cacabelos later on, where they have the same model – only inside the walled garden of an old church, built in a semicircle around a communal outdoor area. Buen camino!

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  18. Spring finally arrived here in Canada du Sud, otherwise known as Minnesota, and we’re glad of it. Nice to be able to walk outdoors, for a change (people in shopping malls give me the side-eye and edge away when they see me walking laps with a backpack). I enjoy your travelogue, especially the photos, Andy. What camera are you using?

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    1. Hi thanks for the reply. It’s a really cheap phone camera.. I have to take loads and pick the best ones 🙂

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  19. Just about everybody spells Navarrete wrong. Join the club, Andy! 🙂 But you got it right on Day 9, so it’s not all bad.

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