Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Francés
from St Jean-Pied-du-Port
to Santiago de Compostela

Shell motif
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Stage 5 - From Puente la Reina to Estella

Iglesia de Santiago in the morning sun

The road out of the town crosses the bridge built at the orders of a queen of Navarre.


with its Roman road leading out of it

to a Roman bridge (now being repaired)

Paul from Maine filling his water bottle at a fountain - it is surprising quite how much water one needs to drink walking in hot weather

Shop on the way out of Lorca where we got an excellent bocadillo containing an omelette.

Estella is full of churches with very elaborate doorways

South doorway of San Miguel

The palace of the Kings of Navarre, part of which is now an art gallery featuring a noted local artist

North doorway of San Miguel ("one of the gems of the camino")

Dormitory in this large and very efficient refugio

Common room where you can get breakfast too

The scallop shell sign of the camino hanging outside the refugio