Category Archives: Travel

Day 9: Sansol to Viana

Today’s distance: 13.6 km Total distance: 164.7 km. Elevation gain: 349 metres Weather: Mostly sunny; cool Highlight: Two Sore Feet! I added 1 km onto the All Trails statistics because I forgot to start recording until I had walked to … Continue reading

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Day 8: Villamayor de Monjardin to Sansol

Today’s distance: 20.3 km Total distance: 151.1 km. Elevation gain: 357 metres Weather: Sun with clouds; warm Highlight: Villamayor to Los Arcos If I left Villamayor de Monjardin, without seeing St. Stephen’s Castle sitting on the conical peak above the … Continue reading

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Day 7: Estella to Villamayor de Monjardin

Today’s distance: 10.6 km Total distance: 130.8 km. Elevation gain: 379 metres Weather: Sun, clouds, wind and cold by late PM Highlight: Wine Fountain and Blisters After walking over 27.5 km yesterday, my feet were in no condition to go … Continue reading

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Day 6: Muruzabal to Estella

Today’s distance: 27.5 km Total distance: 120.2 km. Elevation gain: 675 metres Weather: Sun, clouds, light rain, and breezy Highlight: Parochial Hostel San Miguel When Dave and I walked the Camino in 2015, we saw many empty storks’ nests. In … Continue reading

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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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