Days 6 and 7 - Uterga to Lorca and a rest day in Estella

I am suffering from muchas ampollas. After a hard hot days walk with a lot of pain I stopped in the tiny village of Lorca for the night then hobbled a couple hours the next morning to lovely Estella where I booked a room all to myself for rest and foot care. It's been beautiful scenery though and very nice people around every bend in the road. 

 Early morning hang gliders (?) outside Uterga

Early morning hang gliders (?) outside Uterga

 always grateful to see an obvious Camino sign to guide the way  

always grateful to see an obvious Camino sign to guide the way  

 Walking through Puente La Reins

Walking through Puente La Reins

 The queen's bridge, built in the 11th C to help pilgrims across the deep river

The queen's bridge, built in the 11th C to help pilgrims across the deep river

 Walking through vineyards and Oliver groves today

Walking through vineyards and Oliver groves today

 The pretty and very unbaked hill town of Cirauqui

The pretty and very unbaked hill town of Cirauqui

 The Roman road remains along this not of the Camino  

The Roman road remains along this not of the Camino  

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This morning I made it to Estella, a short day so I can rest my feet.  I e made it about 71 miles. 411 to go! Estella is small but ver picturesque. Perfect place for a break.  

 

 Out of Lorca, bypassed by a dog on a donkey   

Out of Lorca, bypassed by a dog on a donkey   

 But I caught up. Note the shell on the donkey... They are in pilgrimage too! 

But I caught up. Note the shell on the donkey... They are in pilgrimage too! 

 10th C ermita de San Miguel Arcángel .... Hermitage and pilgrim hospital

10th C ermita de San Miguel Arcángel .... Hermitage and pilgrim hospital

 Arrived in Estella to find a farmers market outside my door.... Cooking in tonight

Arrived in Estella to find a farmers market outside my door.... Cooking in tonight

 Rio Ega

Rio Ega

 Cafe chairs in Plaza Fueros

Cafe chairs in Plaza Fueros

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 Camino markers and Camino feet

Camino markers and Camino feet

 Self care

Self care