Thursday, May 24, 2018
Travel

On the Camino de Santiago, Day 9: A wonderfully restful day in the little town of Navarrete, Spain

Day 9: Logroño to Navarrete: 12.7 km - 3 hours

I woke when I felt ready and ate a leisurely breakfast as I watched the running of the bulls on television. Though I knew I wasn't going far today (only 12.7 km), I chose to send my pack ahead to my next albergue. As a city girl, I felt confident navigating the busy streets of Logroño with my liitle day bag.

The walk was short and easy. I walked alone through Parque de San Miguel, stopped for a brief rest at a large reservoir and chatted with a woman from London as we walked through Parque de la Grajera and then all the way into Navarrete.

I stopped for another café con leche, fresh squeezed orange juice and tortillas de patatas with bread before making my way to the albergue - the nicest one so far. It was the perfect spot to spend an entire day.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Café con leche, fresh squeezed orange juice and tortillas de patatas.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The most comfortable bed I've slept in so far.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The view from the bedroom.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The kitchen and common area at the albergue.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The balcony at the albergue - the perfect spot for yoga, a foot soak or dinner.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

A neighborhood park just outside of Navarrete. I stopped for a rest and watched as the children walked, skipped and rode scooters to the local pool.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

I popped in to a cafe for a glass of wine and a sandwich, and found the place full of older gentlemen.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The guest book at the albergue.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Ahhhhhh. A glass of wine, a good book and a nice, hot foot soak with a view.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

There were only three of us staying at the albergue. It made for a quiet, peaceful night.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

I can't seem to go into a store without walking out with at least 3 pounds of fruit and veggies.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

A local dog hanging out all by himself in the courtyard. I watched him wander in and out of the houses throughout the day.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

By the end of the day, a group had formed in the courtyard. I fell asleep to the sound of their banter and laughter.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

My Camino passport after 9 days.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The stamp for Albergue El Cántaro.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi, 29, of St. Petersburg, FL., is a teacher at Country Day School in Largo, FL. She is currently in Europe walking the 500-mile Camino De Santiago. She is sending the Times a daily blog post about her solo journey, which is expected to last 33 days. You can e-mail Kelly at [email protected], though you might not hear back until after she returns.

Read the post for Day 10 of Kelly's Camino.

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