Some clean up before Day 6
After leaving Pomplona I mentioned crossing a ridge that divided Narrave and Rioja; I was wrong. Rioja begins just before walking into Lagono.
Day 6, 30km was a grind. The morning started put very pleasant but got hot and windy as day wore on. Everyone bagged when we reached Viana. Many stop with us at first Albergue. We had reserved so OK, the others had to go up the hill.
I'm leaning toward a stop over in Lagono as it is 10km - about 2 hours tomorrow morning. In the event I do stop - time for some good bye.: Jackie and Matt from England - great fun - with Matt being a decent artist, doing various sketches along the way. Jackie a business consultant and author. Will miss the conversation and laughs over pint of beer. Also, Jean Marie must forge ahead so he arrives Burgos on evening of 12th. Despite the language challenges he has been a great companion this past week. It feels sad saying good bye - to people we have only know a week.
Although our Albergue was a first class facility the metal frame beds were not. They sqweaked loudly with slightest moves. There were only 4 bunks in rooms...no one sleep well. Of course there was added noise of some young British soldiers around 1 am home from a pub crawl. Imagine soldiers having luggage sent by car while they walk. Odd! It seems two you ladies from Quebec partied with them. They were loud when coming to bed (our dorm). Then they were up chatting at 4:30 for 30 minutes. When we turned light on at 6:15 (rules say any time after 6) they asked if we would turn out lights and open hall door for light. I declined. One asked if I was German - I said no Alberta. She offered a sarcastic gracias. No response from me or other room mates - just smiled at each other.
A new day begins...