Not far out of Vianna and just off the Camino towards Logrono the La Laguna de Las Canas reflects the movement of clouds heading north east. A birding observatory, Embalse de Las Canas, Reserva Natural (all closed up) sat on a hill overlooking the Laguna and some hawks working the wetlands bush for lunch. Franny and I sat on a bench looking out and observing. Our quiet directed us to a song bird fest of music and flutters. These sorts of moments begin to add up on our daily walks and influence our decisions in a new way.
Daily journaling begins with notes 'on the fly'. A few moments for reflections anytime during a day is time well spent.
The Ebro River generates electricity for Logrono. It's also home to trout and ancient bridges.
You might think we bought a hotel but no: turns out we have popular initials. 😎
We are now in the premium wine region of Spain. With each menu del dia you get a bottle of wine. These entire meals, 3 courses plus water and wine costs, on average $10-12 Euro. On weekend we have found fancier menus for $15-18 Euro. Great deals!
Foie Gras bedded sautéed in mushrooms with tons of butter.
White beans with clams, shrimp and parsley.
Calamares in black ink sauce. My all time Spanish favorite from our Spanish tour in 1978. Just as good now as it was then.
I'm sitting in an Albergue looking over maps and plans for tomorrow. In six days we have walked 57 miles; only 365 to go! I can't imagine ending this walk, though that day is only 50 days away. Such an unhurried way to visit Northern Spain. I highly recommend it.