Bands played this afternoon in the streets (so Pam and Julie tell me) and this evening bands have been marching past our window along with throngs of people. Even as I write the bands are still parading past and wonderful sounds of a brass band float up to us. The noise is fairly cacophonous, especially in the square where a rock band was playing on a stage.
Julie has just said that the noise should stop soon (it's 10.30) - I had to enlighten her. It will be interesting to see when it stops, but judging on past experience I am assuming it well may be 2-3 am, and we will probably pass stragglers going home when we are heading out. The Spanish know how to enjoy themselves! I have to say I am just loving all this brass music. The bands seem to play randomly, with no apparent conductor, and meander down the street with their friends interspersed among them - it appears a complete schermozzle, but the sound isn't affected at all.
The view from our window, two stories up.....
......and from the street.
The church in Fuenmayor.
Walking alonmg the edge of the vineyards.
.....and ready for the harvest.
A manuscript on display in the church at Navarette
The golden retablo in the church at Navarette.
Just some of the tide of pilgrims coming into Navarette.
Arriving on Logroño
I'm so glad I had an opportunity to walk the Camino "backwards" - against the flow. I saw not only the people, but the scenery, in a new light.
I saw this sign in a different light. Every other time I have seen it from behind - with all the scaffolding that you can see near it's legs.
Along this part of the Camino there is a fence about 800metres long and in pilgrims have, over the years, entwined crosses.
Looking towards Logroño, with the reservoir in the foreground and beside which I had a leisurely lunch.
I need to apologise to friends who have left comments and received no reply. I have found WiFi painfully slow and have had to make a choice with either doing a new post, or taking that time to reply. I know you will all understand and feel reasonably confident that you can all cope!