Category Archives: Travel

Day 4: Ermita del Calvario to Markina-Xemein

Today’s distance: 20.5 km Total distance from San Sebastián: 102.2km. Elevation gain: 686 metres (on top of yesterday’s impressive 878 metre gain) Weather: Cloudy; warm Highlight: Suffering Dave and I felt miserable today and could hardly wait to reach our … Continue reading

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Day 3: Zumaia to Ermita del Calvario

Today’s distance: 22.8 km Total distance from San Sebastián: 81.7 km. Elevation gain: 878 metres Weather: Sunny; rain in late PM; warm Highlight: Exhausted! Climbing the hill from Zumaia under blue skies and long shadows in the morning was beautiful. … Continue reading

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Day 2: Orio to Zumaia

Today’s distance: 20.2 km Total distance from San Sebastián: 36.4 km. Elevation gain:547 metres Weather: Cloudy/rain AM; Sunny PM; warm Highlight: Historical facts The way the morning began, we thought there would be no “highlight” today. We were so wrong! … Continue reading

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Day 1: San Sebastián to Orio

Today’s distance: 16.2 km Total distance: 16.2 km Elevation gain: 469 metres (not accumulative!!!) Weather: Filtered sun; warm Highlight: Walking Together Yesterday afternoon I heard a welcome and familiar voice asking the receptionist at Downtown Riverside Hostel in San Sebastián, … Continue reading

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Burgos to San Sebastián

I was conflicted last night! Should I go to San Sebastián by bus to meet Dave and walk the Camino del Norte (north coast) for a few days? Or, should I follow my original plan to walk the Meseta (high … Continue reading

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Day 16: Ages to Burgos

Today’s distance: 23.3 km Total distance: 283.4 km. Elevation gain: 366 metres Weather: Sunny and cool Highlight: Sheena and Sandra A Camino angel handed me a banana at the albergue in Ages this morning as I was leaving. He must … Continue reading

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Day 15: Tosantos to Ages

Today’s distance: 24.2 km Total distance: 260.1 km. Elevation gain: 597 metres Weather: Mostly cloudy with showers; cool Highlight: Music Today started as a continuation of yesterday, with the sound of truck traffic from the busy highway. There was light … Continue reading

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Day 14: Granon to Tosantos

Today’s distance: 22.1 km Total distance: 244.9 km. Elevation gain: 413 metres Weather: Cloudy/Sunny late afternoon; cool Highlight: Freeing the “Camino” from litter The Albergue S. Juan Bautista in Granon truly has the special Camino spirit of giving. Beatrice and … Continue reading

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Day 13: Aofra to Granon

Today’s distance: 23.0 km Total distance: 222.8 km. Elevation gain: 199 metres Weather: Blue skies; cool in AM/ warm PM Highlight: Granon and the little brown rock There were only seven pairs of boots on the rack when I left … Continue reading

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Day 12: Ventosa to Azofra

Today’s distance: 17.5 km Total distance: 199.8 km. Elevation gain: 252 metres Weather: Blue skies; warm Highlight: Beautiful Rioja Okay, so where was a Farmacia’s vending machine when I needed one? You don’t have to wait until Monday for the … Continue reading

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