Tony, Tim, Betsy & Ray's (not forgetting Geoff) 2014 Camino

GR65 (France), GR11 & Camino del Norte (Spain)


As usual our arrival time in Bera coincided with siesta about 1530 consequently the place looked dead except for kids on skateboards and bikes. Of more concern and should have been a warning no bars were open and several showed unmistakeable signs of not having been open for sometime. So with difficulty we found a place to stay in a Casa Rurale, the Spanish B&B, and performed our rituals of cleansing, reassured by the elderly lady running it that the restaurant at the bottom of the hill would be open at 8. We do some shopping for tomorrows lunch at the only supermercado in town and finally find a bar open at the far end of town. Beer consumed 8pm at last all rather hungry back to restaurant not open 8.30 still not open some of us sit outside and some scout for alternatives, the supermarket has now closed. Eventually man emerges from watching tv in restaurant as says he's not opening tonight. Our scouts however have identified a hotel with a restaurant that was very closed during siesta, it is just opening we are fed very well pigs cheeks in red wine and a second bottle of Navarre tempranillo. Home to bed with a chance to complete the fourth big day tomorrow.
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