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Esteribar

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  • Day7

    Gerendiain to Zubiri

    April 26 in Spain

    Hola from Spain! Thank you for checking in. Got up at 630 am. Had breakfast at the hotel...coffee, bread & jam. Started walking at 8am, shooting for Larsorona or Pamplona but stopped at Zubiri. The trail was hilly, rising and descending and realized that I wouldn’t get to Pamplona till late and larsorona had limited WiFi and only one unreliable pub so I opted to lay up in Zubiri. Zubiri is an industrial town with a magnesium factory/mine with a population of 435. It has a gothic bridge dating back to the Middle Ages. I arrived around 2pm and got a decent alberge for 15 euro...so about $18 with breakfast included. I got some laundry done...with only two sets of clothes, you do it often. I saw the town which didn’t take long, got some dinner...Chorizo, cheese and some kind of spicy peppers and ate it next to the river with my feet in the water. Headed to Pamplona in the morning...all flat terrain I hear. Take care and thanks!Read more

  • Day8

    Zubiri to Pamplona

    April 27 in Spain

    Hey everyone, as usual, I appreciate everyone checking out my blog. I started my day at 0630...on the road to Pamplona at 0730 after breakfast. The breakfast was provided by the albergue I stayed at last night. French bread, coffee and jam. One thing I have figured out..if breakfast is provided at no extra charge, it will be bread, coffee and jam. But, it works well enough. I had left over chorizo and cheese from last night for lunch. About a third of the way to Pamplona, I was sitting on the side of the trail tending to a hotspot on my foot with moleskin when two women from day one came along...Karen from the Netherlands and Elaine from Phoenix...who I call “Phoenix” instead of Elaine. They invited me to hike with them for the rest of the day and we’re joined by a woman from Brazil...Chandra. We made it to Pamplona around 3:30, and went our separate ways. I found a hostel, private room, for 40 euro, ($50 US)right off the main square. I headed out again around dinner time and ran into Phoenix, some of her friends and the young Russian girl who I crossed the Pyrenees with. Weird that I would find them in a large city so we figured it was meant to be so we had dinner of tapas and wine together. We are all walking tomorrow to Puente la Reina. That’s it for now....thank you for checking in!Read more

  • Day114

    We hiked from Roncesvalles to Larrasoaña today - around 17 miles. We were a tad bit tuckered this afternoon at the end because we definitely did not eat enough along the way, and plan to do better tomorrow.

    We are staying at the Albergue San Nicolas which has been very nice! I have a top bunk again- maybe, by the time this journey ends, I will master the getting up and getting down. As it is now, I’m sure there are people on the Camino who will tell stories of the woman from WA USA who cannot seem to do it gracefully 😂

    Our hosts served a scrumptious meal for dinner tonight - minestrone soup, pasta salad, pork, and red peppers with garlic and olive oil. Plenty of red wine 🍷 and cheesecake for dessert. Earlier, for lunch, Alan and I shared some paella 🥘. Alan was in heaven! The owner of the bar gave us samples of his friend’s wine and refused to let us pay for it. Very relaxing place with Nora Jones music 🎶 playing in the background. Tomorrow, we go to Pamplona.
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  • Day3

    Roncesvalle-Zubiri

    May 23 in Spain

    Die Nacht im Zelt war super..... hab herrlich geschlafen, gegen 9.00 dann aufgebrochen Richtung Zubiri. Der erste Weg führte gleich durch den "Hexenwald", dort sollen sich seit Alters her Hexen rumtreiben. Das Kreuz soll die Pilger beschützen. Gesehen hab ich keine, aber man weiß ja nie.....😊 Der Weg war nur knapp 21 km lang und recht einsam. Zudem sehr schattig. Eigentlich war der Plan 7 km weiter zu laufen, aber der Regen, die Blase am Fuß und meine Mitpilger Aaron und Marc haben mich überzeugt in Zubiri zu bleiben.
    Wir haben dann auch noch eine Unterkunft gefunden.... 3 Bettzimmer. Am Abend gab's dann Reis mit Gemüse und ein "Feierabend"- Bierchen.

    Erstaunlich viele deutsche Pilger sind hier unterwegs. Australier und Amerikaner auch..... sind alle super nett und gesprächig, da fällt es oft schwer mal die Ruhe zu finden 😏

    Naja, das war Tag 2.... es kommen ja noch einige.

    Ich hoffe Euch geht's allen gut. Liebe Grüsse in die Heimat.
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  • Day1

    Roncesvalles 24 km

    August 31, 2017 in Spain

    Was für ein Tag. Kaum sind wir losgelaufen da ruft jemand meinen Namen. Da steht plözlich die Sigi die ich in der Schweiz das letzte mal gesehen habe, vor mir. Ich habe mich so gefreut über die Pyrenähen laufen zu können, schon liegen sie hinter mir und wir sind in Spanien gelandet. Haben im Kloster übernachtet.

  • Day2

    Larrasoana 28 km

    September 1, 2017 in Spain

    Zu Fünft haben wir den heutigen schönen Abschnitt unter die Füsse genommen. Flott sind wir vorangekommen, nur die Bars und Restaurants haben uns immer wieder gestoppt. Da wir uns während der Wanderung in vielen Sprachen versuchen uns zu verständigen, gehen die km wie im Fluge vorüber. Im Moment ist es sehr International .

  • Day4

    Day Two. Onwards to Zubiri

    September 6 in Spain

    A much shorter day only 23kms but I felt every step! Starting to get a few aches n blisters so resting up early in a "nice" group dorm. Luckily I sleep well, there are a lot of people who snore in this place. Dinner was had at 4pm, but needed every piece of it, now just resting up and chatting to some fellow pilgrims!

  • Day6

    Taking it easy

    May 8, 2017 in Spain

    After the Pyrenees, I've decided to walk shorter distances the past couple days-- 15km yesterday, and about 5km today. That's less than many folks do in one day, but so what? It's not a race, I'm enjoying the ride-- and getting stronger!

    No major mountains, but days filled with constant climbs working my lungs and heart, and descents beating up legs and feet. No complaints though-- this is beautiful countryside, and I couldn't have asked for better weather.

    Tonight I'm staying in a cute pensión run by a young Italian and Polish couple (who met in Denmark and moved to Spain!) Tomorrow I head into Pamplona, about 15km away. I'll miss running with the bulls, but will enjoy seeing the city-- maybe even stay an extra day.
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  • Day11

    Day 3 to Zubiri

    April 28 in Spain

    We walked 9 miles to Zubiri today, dodging sprinkles and trying not to lose our footing on some rocky and muddy paths. Lots of pilgrims today because of the May Day holiday, and tonight every bed in town is occupied.
    We walked from one small village to another, passing by green pastures and well kept homes. We had some difficult climbs but nothing like yesterday, and now we have some time to rest before we walk to Pamplona tomorrow.

    I don’t know which part of the cow that was that I had for dinner, but it was delicious!
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  • Day8

    Roncesvalles to Larrasoana - 25 kms

    September 29, 2017 in Spain

    I'll start with last night's dinner. There were four at the table, French, German, Danish, and me. No one spoke French but the frenchie, and the others had trouble with my accent. It was a quiet meal.

    This am was cool and dark as I started after a breakfast of toast, jam, coffee and juice. Watched the sun rise, the mist in the fields, my quads angry with me from yesterday, school bells, kids riding their bikes to school, wives bringing in firewood, and pilgrims walking.

    Stopped at a Mercado for an apple, at another for juice and a muffin, and yet another for some cookies and water. Ran across the same person from Australia and we shared a few miles together.

    Upon leaving Roncesvalles, an English pilgrim behind me had a flashlight so I let him pass and got into his footsteps. We conversed for a couple of miles and ran into him again at the albergue I am staying at this evening.

    Lunch was canned tuns, a banana, and a cookie from the Mercado right next door so a midnight snack is a possibility.

    Today was a true test of my conditioning as it was 25 kms and the terrain was hilly, rocky, and at times the footing was a challenge, but I'm here and look forward to a shorter walk tomorrow to Pamplona.

    The world is the same, we just try to make things different.

    My rommies tonight are two Israelis, a German, and not sure of the other. Just hope none of them snore or all bets are off.
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