Day 8: Uterga to Puente La Reina

Eunate Church - 1

Eunate Church

Distance to go: 703.6Kms

What a totally fantastic nights sleep. We decided early on that we would not be walking all day today after the hard day yesterday. We would only walk around 10 Kms to Puente del Reina where we would stock up with a few essentials and give our feet a rest.

It was a cool and fresh morning when we set off at 7am. We took a small detour to visit the Church of St Mary of Eunate. This was recommended and was well worth the visit. It was not open but we still loved the place. The sun started to warm us up and lit up the honey coloured stone. We stopped for around 30 mins to enjoy the place and eat a slice of apple tart each for breakfast.

Tonights stop lies ahead

Not far to go now.

From here it was a 4.5 Kms walk into the town of Puenta La Reina.

Coffee and a sticky bun for breakfast


On arrival the first thing we did was have a cup of coffee and a sticky bun and then headed to the post office where we sent all the stuff that we thought would be useful and never used back home. Rain coats, extra shirts and books were boxed up and posted. Relieved of 3.5Kgs in weight we felt so much better.

Puente La Reina

Puente La Reina

So we have been to the supermarket, we supplied ourselves, got something for dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow morning and are now relaxing beneath a tree watching a stork tending its huge nest atop a chimney not so far away. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Padres Repadores Albergue

Tonights lodgings. Padres Repadores Albergue.

Distance walked today 9.5 Kms

Mark Dexter 2015