Wednesday April 6
Busing from Madrid to Pamplona gave us a fabulous transition into Basque Country. We last visited here in 1978.
We first rewalked the old town's narrow cobblestone streets where bulls run during the San Fermin festival. We crossed a 12th century bridge to check out the Camino trail.
Basque food is rich and excellent. Here are stuffed peppers filled with baccalo.
Here's a view of the plaza where we arranged to meet a friend for the 1978 Running of the Bulls, pre cell phones. The city has been cleaned up and improved since I saw it last. All for the good.
Here's a 'new' statute which wonderfully catches the culture and enthusiasm of the city.
The best tapa in town; Baccalo in puff pastry with softly sautéed potato and garlic.
we bunked at the Jesus y Maria alburgue with 120 other pilgrims. Tomorrow is our first day on the trail!