From Torres del Rio to Logrono
Day 8, Saturday 31 August 2013
Distance to Santiago: 663,6 km
We left again early for Logrono and had a pleasant walk in the cool, fresh morning.
One of the carvings outside Iglesia de Santiago is of Santiago Matamoros or St James the Moor-slayer.
Logrono is a university city and the capital of La Rioja, a region famous for its wines.
We treated ourselves and stayed in a hotel to have a decent night’s sleep. We enjoyed the buzz of the city, especially the people who seemed to enjoy themselves relaxing on a Saturday with live street music everywhere. It had a carnival atmosphere.
We had a hard day’s walk with limited shade and very steep parts. To solve the problem of being 60 km behind schedule, Marinda arranged to rent bicycles for a day to try to catch up. The bicycles would be delivered the next morning. Our baggage would be transported to our end destination for the day.
We walked 23 km.