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Noja

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Noja

    September 9, 2017 in Spain

    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

  • Day9

    Camino Del Norte - Day 9

    June 17, 2017 in Spain

    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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  • Day60

    Noja,

    May 22, 2017 in Spain

    This day I spent long time in the albergue thinking about staying one more night here and waiting for the sport shoe store to open. The Spanish were quite flexible with their working hours and started quite late.
    I went to a coffee bar next to the store and got an "Americano sem leche" served by a friendly and extrovert bar keeper. Then I finally got my new jogging shoes, cause the men from the store convinced me that the following route would be on flat streets.

    After I went straight to the post office and sent my old trekking shoes and some other stuff I didn't use till now to Portugal to my family. I needed to loose some weight!

    When I went back to my room I met Willi again who came along with Verena. Then the Spanish man from Castro (David) with same blister problem appeared. So I decided to go out with them all to drink a beer or something.
    Willi explained that he'd left the Austrians cause Manuel and the girl started an afaire.
    David who was born in Malaga told as that he'd a job in the woods but the forest burned down so he had plenty of time to walk now...

    After saying goodbye to the good people I huged Verena the Occupational Therapist carefully and said also goodbye to her. I guess I saw something in her eyes what activates me but I wanted to continue and thought - that there was a reason why she walked with Willi.
    Being caught up in the moment I forgot my lunch bag once more in the albergue...

    Then I had a long walk at the windy, empty beach till the end where I took a ferry for a little price 2€ to get to Sonja. In this little village behind a huge hill which raised out of the blue sea I searched for something to eat but I forgot the Siesta! So the only open restaurant was the Chinese one - of course😊.

    After I continued my way along that big hill and along an old public prison in direction of the coast again. From the top of a small hill which devides two beaches I got awsome views and was impressed again of the enormous beauty a long the "camino de la costa"!
    Walking at the windy, nice, yellow beach to Noja I saw bizarr stone structers. And arriving at the village I met a finnish couple who started spontaniously to sing "happy birthday" when I mentioned that I could stay here tomorrow to celebrate my birthday at the beach 😊.

    In the cozy hostel which Tatjana had recommended to me in What's app (cause she was about one day journey further on the camino), I met a few known faces again. I met Dionne from Netherlands, a funny extrovert event manager in the electro party scene, I've seen in Castro before. We went together to the city centre talking about heavy party experiences.
    We laugh a lot together!
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  • Day4

    16.09.2017 - Noja

    September 16, 2017 in Spain

    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.☺Read more

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