Stages 7 and 8: Laguardia to Logrono

Since both stages are short and fairly easy, I combined them. Most of the group were there to see me off, some walking part of the way with me.

The difficult part is finding the way out of a town, or into in the case of Logroño.  From LaGuardia, I turned off too early, and walked most of the way on the road, which is much shorter. In Fuenmayor, a man wearing an Ignatian Camino tee shirt under his sweater escorted Mr to the beginning of the old road to Navarrete, and from Navarrete I had the help of a Spanish pilgrim called Valentio who was adept with Google Maps and phoned ahead to book us into an albergue. With the help of a city map, I made my way to the station and met Claire, who was waiting for a train to Barcelona, there just after 5.

Walked back through the old town, where special church services for National Day were in progress in the cathedral and Santiago church, and the tourist office tried touring to Mallén for me but all were too busy celebrating.  Ate my supper in the kitchen at the hostel: a tuna pie, a mandarine and a bar of chocolate.