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  • Day6

    Noja

    September 9, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Liendo - Noja - 20.2K.
    Beautiful leaving Liendo, up and over a big hill but I knew it was coming. Just in outskirts of Laredo when the skies opened. Packa was great but I got soaked from mid-thigh down. Rain stopped and I had coffee in town. Walked 5K along beach when it started raining again, very windy. Got the ferry to Santona, changed into Keens to let my socks dry. Walked out of town, another downpour. At least now I know that my feet are comfy with both sets of shoes even when wet. It finally stopped raining, but I had to climb a pretty big hill, completely muddy (clay) and slippery, a little scary but with poles and care I made it. Beautiful views of water the whole way. Walked into Noja on the beach. No pilgrim albergue so I stayed in a youth hostel. It was weird and I didn't like it. I was assigned to a room with 2 other women, perfectly nice but it felt isolated. The hostel is a little way out of town and it continued to pour on and off which was restricting. But only 10 €. I went out for usual egg dish, ice cream. One of these days I'll get a real meal! Doing about 12 miles a day which seems about right.Read more

    Seikah Roberts

    Yeah! Go Sara go! 😁😍

    9/10/17Reply
    Scott Springer

    You're looking good. What type of foods are you eating (and when you are out on the trail)?

    9/11/17Reply
    Janet Roberts

    I would have "liked" this if I could find the "Like" button (guess I'm not so tech-savvy). Didn't your packa keep you from getting soaked? Great to see your smiling face!

    9/11/17Reply
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  • Day9

    Camino Del Norte - Day 9

    June 17, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Camino Del Norte - Day 9

    Islares to Najo
    Distance 36km
    Total ascent/descent 410m

    I set out this morning at 6.30am. The morning was beautiful and cool to start with. The main part of the morning was road walking which murders your feet. The best part was arriving at my planned destination at 9.30am. Not bad for 20ish kilometres. I stopped for breakfast and decided to carry on to where my feet carried me.
    The beach at Laredo is beautiful with hundreds of holiday makers walking along the surf line. I joined them in my smelly peregrinos kit walking in my bare feet.
    After three kilometres, I caught a small ferry across the estuary and just carried on.
    I had to cross two more stunning beaches before reaching a 200m hill that I had to go over. By now, breakfast had worn off so I sat on top of the cliff admiring the stunning views while I had some bread and chorizo.
    I arrived at my Albergue for the night at 2pm. I am knackered but pleased with the distance covered. My right foot is blistered which isn't good.
    There are a few faces, I recognise from other albergues, but they have got here by bus or taxi.
    Tomorrow, I plan a shortish 22km walking to a place called Somo where I will catch a ferry to Santander. I am planning to take a rest day there to rest up my feet and replace somethings I have lost.

    Thank you for your encouragement and donations to B.I.R.D.

    Hasta luego
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    Chris Rawnsley

    The coast route looks like it was the best choice. Some fabulous beaches. Enjoy your easy day and rest day.

    6/17/17Reply
    Mick Byrne

    Yesterday was stunning. The slog to Somo.and the ferry was worth it. Gained a day so I can rest up. Santander looks beautiful

    6/18/17Reply
     
  • Day4

    16.09.2017 - Noja

    September 16, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Der Anfang ist ganz schön und wettertechnisch gut. Lange Sandstrände und schöner Blick auf's Meer.
    Dann setzt der Regen ein und verwässert den Tag.
    Starkregen und eine sehr anspruchsvolle Strecke machten den heutigen Weg zur Tortur.
    In der recht schönen Albergue angekommen, ist dann Wäsche waschen und Schuhe trocknen angesagt.😕 Nach draußen geht es heute nicht mehr, da der Regen keineswegs nachlässt. Zum Glück ist in der Albergue eine Bar dabei, in der es was zum Essen und ein Bierchen gibt.☺
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  • Day60

    Nix

    October 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Heute nur Strand spazieren und Gast begrüßen... 😎👌🌴

    Margarethe

    Ohhhhh so süß, und die Gegend ein Hammer

    10/5/18Reply
    Günther Kaiser

    Da lässt es sich aushalten 😊..und der Gast hat die passende Größe für Tanemo 😂

    10/5/18Reply
    Eugen Lichtmannegger

    Hach wie herrlich....... Strand.... Sonne..... Und Pferd

    10/5/18Reply
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