This leg of our Camino pilgrimage takes us from Villatuerta, to Villamayor de Monjardin, to Torres del Rio and finally to Logrono.

We left early, right around sunrise, passing by the abandoned hermitage of Michael the Archangel

Hermitage of St. Michael the Archangel.

Day 8

After an early rise, entering Estella. This is Iglesia del Santo Sepulchro.

Marc at Santo Sepulchro.

Main entrance Santo Sepulchro.

Iglesia San Pedro, Estella.

Water AND wine stop in Irache.

A 13th century rest stop called Fuente de los Moros, the fountain of the Moors.

Entering Villamayor de Monjardin. The church is the 12th century San Andrés.

Bell tower San Andrés.

Main door San Andrés.

Church interior.

Albergue Villamayor where we stayed.

Ed at the bust of Sancho Garces 1st. He was King of Pamplona.

Relaxing after a long trek in Villamayor with what else… a frosty Spanish brew.

At supper Marc’s favorite of the night, creamy risotto with fish.

Day 9

Leaving Villamayor being greeted by a beautiful sunrise as we headed out for Torres del Rio.

Fascinating stacking of hay. These were found everywhere.

The rains hit so we both ‘suit’ up.

Ed’s favorite little friends all in one pen. A groupie!

Passing through Los Arcos. Santa Maria church.

Main door Santa Maria.

Olive Grove, one of many.

Up close and personal.

Marching onward… tired feet but on the mend.

Arriving at our albergue for the night, the Casa Mariela.

Iglesia Santa Sepulchro in Torres del Rio. A 12th century church linked to the Knights Templar.

Ceiling dome inside church.

Main altar.

Day 10

Leaving early from Torres del Rio heading to Logrono.

Another Iglesia Santa Maria in Vianna.

Entrance to another Church we found fascinating.

Passed by an orchard of grapes bursting with huge clusters. Too good not to photograph.

Marc pondering if he should become a winemaker.

Town just before coming into Logrono.

Ed’s pick of where to send him if his body gave out.

Finally in Logrono, a beautiful city.

Cathedral steeple.

Side door to cathedral.

Main facade of Cathedral.

Front entrance to the Cathedral.

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