Friday, October 2, 2015

Estella to Los Arcos 10/1/15

Thursday we began our day early from Estella walking the Camino through Irache where we stopped at a Camino legend ...the Irache wine fountain which provides  an endless free supply of wine & is located next to the spigot for fresh pilgrim water. 
After passing through a couple of small hamlets our last 12 km became quite remote yet beautiful.  

We were struggling with the heat and limited water but finally arrived in the small village of Los Orcos with its town Square filled with Pilgrims sitting at tables relaxing and so happy to have reached their destination for the day. We joined in &  had a cappuccino.

After we settled into our lodging we went to dinner in the Square. We were surprised when our young Swedish friends that we had met in the Pyrenees entered the restaurant. They joined us for a fun dinner all sharing our Camino stories. They are unique in that they are walking the Camino but sleeping in a "tent" at the end of each day. Their names are Molline & Ricard . It was fun to see their smiling faces again and we look forward to running into them again as we make our way to Santiago. We had told them about our blog page & they had been following us as we traveled along the Camino.

It was a great end to the day!

Mariah and Mary 


  1. Mary and Mariah - Watching you every chance I get. You are amazing! I could never do what you are doing. My love and prayers with you both. You look like you are having a ball!

  2. ..... Yes! And also having "the work out" to beat any work out we ever have had before now!