Day 2. Zariquuegui to Maneru

We expected the pass at Alto del Perdon to be a tough up and down hill. Turned out to be average for us but the views were spectacular all the way up and down. Lots of wind in the area generating lots of electricity through multiple wind farms. 

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here is one of the classic views walking up to and around the pass; Mount Arnotegui to the northeast. 

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There seems to be no shortage of art work on the cities and country. In addition the Camino walker tourist trade has grown like crazy so embellishing all things pilgrim is a priority.  Here are some wrought iron medieval pilgrims accompanied by a some modern day peregrin@s.

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Another example of whimsical art in a nondescript park along the Camino near Muzuzibal.

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When passing through or sleeping in cities , we stayed in the historic old towns. The Camino trail always laced through the old narrow streets to an ancient cathedral.  Here is a classical look in Puente la Reina.

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Water, water every where in Basque Country. The Arga River weaves around Puente la Reina.   

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My daily life begins with an early morning wake up, packing up, coffee y pan tostada, a 6-7 hour hike with a lunch stop, finding an Albergue for a bed, a tapa dinner and a bit of time to reflect. Certain parts of the day have become second nature.  But I'm just beginning some of the deeper work that will require me to release my hold on some of my own 'ancient' patterns of being in my world. It's all about the walk! I look forward to each new day of walking.