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  • Day2

    Camino 1: Irún - Itziar

    June 21 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Well, I will feel that one in the morning! Leaving Irún was incredible this morn climbing up into the ridged hill outside of town to take me all the way to Pasaia just outside San Sebastián.
    Pasaia is a beautiful cobbled village adjacent to the sea and has a nice 2min boat to ferry you to the other side for quick access to Donostia.

    Then a quick passing by Donostia/San Sebastián/Surfers paradise, whatever you call it, before heading up into the hills again.

    Beautiful farmhouses and country lanes following the Camino. Some difficult and interesting terrain, a bit challenging for the gravel but still great fun and really remote.

    Next stop Orio, but disappointed as it's nothing to do with small round chocolate American biscuits.

    Then into Zarautz and onwards to the Zumaia/Deba region with a national park dedicated to unique flysch rock formations by the coast. Best seen at low tide.

    Aiming for Deba, but heavens opened up, plus lightening and hail, so checked into Itziar for the eve.

    Soundtrack: Horslips
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  • Day3

    Camino 2: Itziar - Gerekiz

    June 22 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful!

    An hour of intermittent sun 🌞⛅ to start the day, and then several shades of grey 🌧️ all day. Last view of the Flysch rock formations leaving Deba, and opted for the coastal route on the bike to Markina as the oficial Camino would have been impossible by bike today.
    Had to visit St. Michael's in Markina to see the rocks the ermita was built around. Then on to Guernica, the town which gave the name to Pablo Picassos famous painting 🎨 currently in the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid. The painting depicted the devastating bombing of the city in 1937. Saw a nice mural of the painting and then the Tree of Guernica and people's park, both very nice.
    But I was soaking wet so had to keep moving, had hot lentejas for lunch with some Dorado 😋, and then off to an Albergue about 10km outside town on the way to Bilbao.

    Morning Soundtrack:
    Song of the Sea by Lisa Hannigan

    Some electropop to get me through the rain 🌧️ without windscreen wipers!:
    Blue Monday by New Order
    I feel love by Donna Summers
    Running up that hill by Kate Bush
    and some Kitsune Maison to keep the tempo up!
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  • Day9

    Apfelwein vorm Aufbau. Ob das gut geht..

    July 11, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Stellplatz in der prallen Sonne. Was soll ich sonst machen, um mir die Zeit bis zum Aufbau zu vertreiben 😂🤷‍♀️

    Andreas Loew

    Toller Öffner lass es dir gut gehen

    Chris Tel


    Oliver Eble

    Gut Idee zum Überbrücken der Zeit!

  • Day5

    Verrückte Begegnung

    July 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Robert aus Barca und ich laufen die steile Variante des Weges an dem Tag. Irgendwann treffen wir eine Frau, ca. 65, die aufgelöst im Wald am Wegesrand sitzt. Sie sagt, sie findet den Weg nicht mehr und wartet darauf, dass ihr jemand hilft. Da Robert den Weg gut kennt und er ausserdem gut markieren ist, zeigen wir ihr den Weg. Kaum ist ihr klar wo sie hin muss, läuft Maria (so heisst sie, erfahren wir später, Französin) schneller als wir. Maria begleitet uns bis Deba und übernachtet dort.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Itziar, Iciar, ZFV