“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac
June 8th Logrono to Azofra
After a good rest at the Albergue we were up by 6 am, a few pilgrims were already gone. We packed our panniers and went down to the kitchen to make coffee and load up the bikes, but Jessica’s rear wheel was completely flat. We thought we had fixed the tire the night before in the albergue. Here was the routine again., taking off the tire, removing the inner tube, inflating it enough to put it in a container of water and look for the bubbles to start flowing. This time we found a second puncture and sealed it, Jessica has been involved in every aspect of fixing flat tires and will now be able to take care of herself on future rides.
At this albergue for the first time we saw a peregrino doing the trip with a donkey, Jessica went into the back of the facility to pet and feed the donkey. We talked to the owner and he told us he does the Camino year round that he is now retired.
We had a small dinner, Jessy cooked and we played cards while I caught up on the journal. We also played Dominoes for a while and since it was a short ride today, we had time to unpack the panniers and sort out items. I felt from this point on we were much more organized. Jessy and I both had time to sit around the small pool and talk to other Peregrinos.