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Camino de Santiago Day Six

Day 6: Estella to Los Arcos
We stayed at the municipal pilgrims albergue in Estella in close quarters: two showers, toilets and sinks for 22 people in our room. There were four more rooms like it. Many share meals together buying food at the store and cooking in the kitchen. We got an early start at 6 o’clock–grabbed a coffee out of the vending machine (it was good) and jam on bread. 

Within 2 miles we were at Bodegas Irache that serves free wine or water to pilgrims from a spigot to give strength for the journey.

We are now at lower elevation, and we had full sun as we walked today. Across the fields we saw a beautiful mountain range, Sierra de Lokiz—the white cliffs in the distance that are keeping the storms in Cantabria at bay.

As we walked into Villamayor de Montjardin we found the Arabic baths. These are three of our Italiano friends. Whenever we see them they say "eh, California!"

This small village built on hillside has a castle (built by the Moors and conquered by…