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  • Day9

    The elusive yellow arrow

    September 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Today’s KMs - 30kms
    Total KMs - 159kms
    Total blisters - 5 + foot rashes

    We left Bilbao by bus to Laredo to avoid the Camino which followed car roads through the industrial areas of the city. From Laredo we caught a ferry across to Santona a beautiful little coastal town known for their anchovies. Passing through the town we saw the bars packed with locals watching the Spain v Australia basketball game. We peaked in to see Australia miss a free throw to put the game into overtime. We still don’t know the result as we had to keep moving. We had a long day planned and the heat has picked up here.

    The Camino path is clearly marked (I’ve attached the official markers which vary depending on the region) however for the most part it is marked by yellow spray painted arrows. As you walk you look forward to finding them, sometimes on a rock, tree trunk, ruin or stone wall. They are your assurance you are going the right way.

    So what happens when one slips pass you... well, we found out! About 3 hours, 12kms, walking on a main road with cars speeding either side of you in the hot sun 🥵. We looked like amateur hitchhikers that didn’t want a lift.

    Needless to say we were hot, tired and very over walking. But we did eventually make it to Guemes, our final destination for the day.
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    David Wong

    Didn’t see your post for the last 24 hours. Thought you maybe be lost or no internet. ..... The boys are back to the house with Sue yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately Boomers lost after 2 OT. They are playing against France for a Bronze if they win. Spain and Argentina are in the Final playing for Gold later tonight.

    Pam and Simon

    Disappointing about the b-ball! Yes, it's not always easy to get wifi here

  • Day11

    Santoña to Guemes

    September 22, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    This was another nice walk, with no fixed plan for our final destination. We took the coastal option from the Santoña beach, which involved a short sharp climb on a narrow track. It certainly got the heart and lungs working! It felt a little precarious at times, but the views were worth it. I'd hate to try it in bad weather, though.

    We enjoyed the beach walk to Noja. After that, we followed the arrows to Castiillo and then to Meruelo and Güemes. I'll look at this on a map when I get home, but I suspect that the waymarked route to the albergue is not the most efficient one.

    There were 57 pilgrims from 20 countries in the Güemes albergue. It's an impressive operation and it was great to be away from the tourist trail and in a Camino environment. Surprisingly, I slept really well in spite of all the snoring!
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    Laurie Reynolds

    Ahhh, Guemes, I missed it this year. Tomorrow Santander? How much longer do you have, Nuala?

    Elizabeth Cuddy

    How was it? There was a lot of chat about that being a good stop.

  • Day9

    Tag 9: Sonne.. Sonne.. Sonnenbrand

    April 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Strecke: 28,5 km; HM: 550 m; von Santona nach Güemes.

    Der heutige Tag begann direkt mit schönsten Sonnenschein. So verließen wir den wunderschönen Ort bei aufgehender Sonne. Der ganze heutige Tag war total windstill wodurch die 21 Grad noch viel wärmer wirkten. Zeitgleich war natürlich das Meer sehr gewogen. Generell war es heute sehr ruhig. Neben tollen Strandbuchten sind wir zudem durch viele Ortschaften mit den bekannten wunderschönen spanischen Fincas gelaufen und es war heute, da wir weit entfernt von viel befahrenen Straßen waren einfach ruhig. Entspannt ruhig. Sonnig schöne blühende Wiesen. Jede Menge Tiere und Vögel, schöne Strandbuchten. Ein wahrer Tag zum Genießen. Das einzige was schade ist, dass einige direkte Küstenorte bis auf wenige Stellen noch wie eine Geisterstadt sind. Da hier scheinbar nur noch wenige Einheimische wohnen und viel auf Tourismus gesetzt wird. Die Badesaison hat halt noch nicht angefangen. Aber das zählt nicht für alle Orte. Übrigens ist nun das was die nächsten Tage am meisten weh tun wird vielleicht der Sonnenbrand. Denn der Rucksack ist mittlerweile keine Belastung mehr, sondern eher eine gewohnte Last. Man merkt ihn schon noch an den Schultern, aber das Gewicht ist vertraut.Read more

  • Day5

    17.09.2017 - Güemes

    September 17, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Durch Noja gehts weiter Richtung Güemes.
    Nur einmal Regenkleider an, nach einer Stunde klärt es auf und ist das schönste Wanderwetter. In Güemes angekommen und schon auf die Herberge gefreut, wartet doch noch ein kurzer knackiger Anstieg, dafür werden alle Pilger mit einem Becher Wasser herzlich begrüßt.
    Nach einer gemeinsamen geschichtlichen Exkursion und Aufklärung zum Haus gab es leckeres Abendessen und hinterher einen Rotwein😉
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  • Day9

    Liendo - Güemes

    April 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Heute war ein langer Tag: 37 km. Auf meinem letzten Camino in 2013 war das die längste Distanz, die ich gelaufen bin. Heute musste das aber durchgezogen werden, denn heute war das Tagesziel eine must-see Herberge in Güemes. Alle Pilger kommen da hin, egal ob sie 10 oder 40 km am Tag gehen. Und es war auch wirklich ein Erlebnis. Normalerweise sieht man auf dem Weg selbst nicht allzu viele verschiedene Pilger, aber heute Abend kamen sie alle zusammen. Das war echt ein spezieller Moment. Heute habe ich mein Zelt im Garten aufgestellt, was auch mal eine schöne Abwechslung war.

    Die Strecke war zum Glück wunder-, wunderschön, lief sie praktisch gänzlich verschiedenen Stränden entlang. So wurde es zwar ein sehr langer, aber auch sehr sonniger und schöner Tag.
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  • Day7


    September 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Noja -Guemes 15.6k
    Beautiful walk to town, coffee by water. Then spent about 45 min trying to find arrows, which was ok because town very pretty. Asked a couple of people and finally found the route. Walked a while with an older Canadian couple which was nice. Stopped for kind of weird mushroom fry up, at least it was a veggie! Occasional light rain but mostly really nice day. The way to Guemes seemed long; I kept expecting to be there but the road went on and on. Finally got there, kind of in the middle of nowhere. WONDERFUL hostel. All arrivals were greeted with cup of cold water, food if hungry. Rooms really nice, green space in middle. I was in a room with Australians and kiwis, really nice people. I wandered down to the tiny village to get sweets, beautiful countryside. At 7:30 there was a talk in the chapel about the spirit of the albergue. I volunteer to translate for English, someone else for French. It was so much fun- the speaker was really funny and I tried (and mostly succeeded) in being funny too. I was famous at supper😌. After, there was a get-together in the chapel, uke and flute and singing. I interpreted again. Such a great group of people, a great place.Read more

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