September 13th - Dear Virtuous Pilgrims, By God's grace I reached Zubiri. Thank you so much for your prayers. The weather was beautiful. I enjoy singing "All Creatures Great & Small". However, the road was wet from previous rainy days, and much harder than I anticipated. They have changed part of the road. I remember last time it was quite softer on the knees. This time I had to go up and down on wet and slippery rocky paths. But, I reached Zubiri after 6.5hrs walk.
Last night I slept at the monastery with other 180 pilgrims! Thank God, I booked in advance. Sadly, about 40 pilgrims had to go to another village. (I met a German guy that slept on his hammock, in the forest). It was very noisy (snoring) at the pilgrims refuge. I could only sleep lightly for 4 hours. Tonight I am going up market and spending the night in a simple pension with one bed, and shared bathroom. So, I am looking forward to a good sleep to recover. God's willing tomorrow I am passing Pamplona.