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    • Day3

      Camino 2: Itziar - Gerekiz

      June 22, 2021 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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    • Day2

      Camino 1: Irún - Itziar

      June 21, 2021 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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    • Day2

      On my way! to san sebastian

      August 3 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      it’s super strange living post camino. a 1hr bus is the equivalent of 3+ days of walking. i really appreciate this technology having been invented. i remember while walking realising that if i got sent back in time i would not be able to build a car. i have no such knowledge, the technology we have now is just an amalgamation of everyone putting their knowledge together.Read more

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