Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

Day 5: Pamplona to Muruzabal

Today’s distance: 21.6 km Total distance: 92.7 km. Elevation gain: 621 metres Weather: Mix of cloud, sun, and rain Highlight: Dinner with six countries I was in no hurry to leave Pamplona this morning. First of all, I love it … Continue reading

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Day 4: Zubiri to Pamplona

Today’s distance: 21.3 km Total distance: 71.1 km Elevation gain: 522 metres Weather: Sunny and warm Highlight: Pamplona! What a difference a day makes! My bad day (Easter Sunday) was followed by one of the best. I was disappointed on … Continue reading

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Day 3: Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Today’s distance: 24 km Total distance: 49.8 km Elevation gain: 517 metres Weather: Overcast Highlight: Something must change! I wrote this in the middle of the night in the darkness of my sleeping bag so I wouldn’t awaken any of … Continue reading

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Day 2: Orrison to Roncesvalles

Today’s distance: 17.8 km Total distance: 25.7 km Elevation gain: 826 metres Weather: Sun, clouds, some low fog – perfect temperature Highlight: Gratitude!!! Today was perfect in every way and is best described in photos. They don’t capture everything such … Continue reading

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Day 1: St. Jean Pied de Port to Orrison

Today’s distances: 7.8 km Total distance: 7.8 km Elevation gain: 628 metres Weather: Mixed sun/cloud and cool – perfect hiking weather Highlight: Pyrenees I would enthusiastically echo recommendations given by others about Beilari being a good place to stay in … Continue reading

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Getting There: Victoria to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

😀👣💥 I am finally here at the sweet, picture-perfect, village of St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, exhausted after the 43-hour journey but happy to be back. The whole Camino Françes is ahead of me and for that I am grateful. When Dave and … Continue reading

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Planning a New Journey in 2019

Arriving at a final decision on what Camino to walk and even whether Dave would come at all due to a health issue was a complicated process. He is fine now (thank heavens!) so we are both going to Spain … Continue reading

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P.S. There IS life after the Camino!

There actually is “life after the Camino!” It isn’t easy, though, because there are no yellow arrows pointing the way. The Camino is a “no brainer” in that respect. We never had to figure out where we were going; we … Continue reading

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Day 50 (October 29, 2015) – 8.7 km., Villamaior to Santiago de Compostela

On the day of our arrival in Santiago de Compostela, we got a message from Tania that made us laugh. She said waiting for us to reach Santiago was “like waiting for a couple of babies to be born!” We … Continue reading

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Day 49 (October 28, 2015) – 11.4 km., O Pedrouzo to Villamaior

This is another one of those days that can be called a “prelude to tomorrow.” Tomorrow we will walk to Santiago de Compostela. Between here (Villamaior) and Santiago, there is a long slog up to Monte Gozo before coming down … Continue reading

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