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  • Day9

    Hey everyone! Thank you again for dropping by. I left Pamplona this morning around 8am with a group of people from last night. It didn’t take long to get separated however, as everyone walks at their own pace. I ended up walking the first few hours by myself and managed to lose my walking stick when I stopped to get a water refill and got distracted by a dog and left my stick. I didn’t realize it until a half hour later and I wasn’t going back to get it. Ugh. But, I am fine without it and it was always in the way when I was taking photos anyway. I stopped the small town of Zariquiegui which is the home of Iglesia de San Andres which is a 13th century church of which I have included photos of. And, it was in a scene of “The Way” ....a movie starring Martin Sheen about this trip. I ran into Elaine (Phoenix) and Anastasia (the young Russian girl). We got some lunch at a local cafe here...Coffe con leche’, orange juice and a banana for me. We climbed the Alto de Perdon which is at the top of a mountain with the wind turbines....which was a real bitch while humping a pack. And as much of a bitch going down the other side. I also ran into a girl that I met in Zubiri...a police officer from Brisbane Australia who has a thick accent much like Crocidle Dundee. I was looking down, fixing my pack when I heard “ Oh’s my American paramedic friend”. She gave me some chocolate for energy for the trip over the top of the mountain...hikers are so good to each other on this trip. I lost touch with them all by early afternoon and met up with a young Italian guy who was struggling with a shin splint so we walked I was hurting as well... for the last few miles into Puente la Reina. I am at an albergue tonight on the edge of town located at the top of a huge hill...just what I needed at the end of a long day...but it is $14.50 for the enough for a bed and a shower, oh and a little bar. The place is a 100 bed albergue. I arrived at 5 pm and I was placed in a 4 bed room with Anastasia and Elaine...completely by chance....go figure! We lose Anastasia tomorrow as she is going further than the rest of us...the way it is on the trail. That’s it for now...hope everyone is well!Read more

  • Day115


    June 24 in Spain

    Pamplona...WOW! We arrived into the old city around noon today just as our albergue was opening. We are staying at de Jesús y María, and I’m residing on the top bunk again (I think I am getting better at it 🙂). Our albergue is in the old town, so it was easy to spend the afternoon/evening exploring the streets and plazas. I think a person could spend days winding around the narrow streets, nooks and crannies of this city.

    What was amazing to us was how many people we ran into that we had already met earlier on this journey...Noel, David, Helene, Ariel, Nadia and her husband, etc. Our Camino family seems to be forming.

    Alan couldn’t get enough of the octopus tapas here, whereas I was thrilled to find out that KitKats here are just like the ones in Canada...WAY better chocolate 🍫!

    We have found the local people to be so kind everywhere, and two times today we had people show us the way to go when they saw us struggling.

    Tomorrow, we head to Puenta la Reina...about 14 miles. No blisters, yet, knock on wood...just tired legs and shoulders.
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  • Day1

    Arrived at Pamplona, barely audible, but motivated nonetheless, I started the preparation for tomorrow's departure:
    Pilgrim passport ✔️
    Tapas and padron peppers ✔️
    Farmacia 24h ✔️
    Some rest today and tomorrow the big adventure begins! 🎉💪🏻

  • Day4

    Nach einem schönen Abend hab ich heute ausgeschlafen und wir haben zu dritt gefrühstückt in einem kleinen Cafe in Zubirie. 😋
    Dann ganz locker einen 20km Marsch Richtung Pamplona..... haben uns gut verstanden, leider trennen sich nun die Wege und Aaron und auch Marc ziehen jeweils alleine weiter. Ich wünsche "Buen Camino" Euch beiden....

    Ich gönne meinen geschundenen Füßen einen Tag Auszeit und werde morgen Pamplona erkunden. Was ich bisher so gesehen hab, lohnt es sich auf jeden Fall.

    Liebe Grüße aus dem Baskenland 😁
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  • Day8

    We made it!

    April 25 in Spain

    After 26 hours of plane and bus travel, we arrived in Pamplona around 4:00 yesterday, 2 very tired peregrinos. A little cleanup, and we were ready to sample some tapas at Cafe Iruna, one of Hemingway’s favorite hangouts. No bulls running this week.
    I introduced John to Spanish tortilla and croquettes, and he says the Cokes are OK. We also did some laundry —
    After some needed sleep, we ran some errands and found Laurie some good hot chocolate.
    Off to St. Jean by bus this afternoon to meet up with Kathy Wallace from Pittsburgh. Tomorrow’s the big day — a 7-mike walk to Valcarlos, starting out slowly!
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  • Day12

    12 Miles to Pamplona

    April 29 in Spain

    This was our first full 12-mile day, plenty of small hills and a few bigger ones that tested us. We were surprised by a street market and parade as we walked through the Pamplona suburbs — May 1 is a major holiday throughout Europe, so it’s been a 5-day holiday weekend and every town is packed.

    We’re staying at an albergue with these pod beds, complete with lockers, lights and electric outlets — quite luxurious by albergue standards. And a washer and dryer!

    Tomorrow we’ll climb Alto de Perdon, the Hill of Forgiveness, about 2500 feet. More tomorrow —
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  • Day16


    May 23, 2017 in Spain

    It was great to arrive in Pamplona yesterday after a long hot day of hiking. And oh, those pintxos! We just about managed to stay awake for a mini-tapas crawl. All were good, but the final place (Bar Gaucho) was definitely the best!

    I enjoyed a little walk around the city this morning before catching the bus to Bilbao. Pamplona is much bigger than I thought. This is my third visit and I look forward to returning sometime - I always seem to be just passing through.Read more

  • Day8

    To Pamplona

    May 10, 2017 in Spain

    Great walk yesterday-- a mix of hills and flat ground, country and suburb, grand vistas and quiet creek pathway. Had plenty of time to think, and met many neat people-- including a woman who started in Belgium and has been walking since Feb!

    Got to Pamplona early enough to explore the city, run errands, and people watch. Enjoyed a glass of wine on the street where the bulls run.

    Today the weather's turned to rain. I'll get out into it soon enough...but for now, I'm lingering over my coffee.Read more

  • Day15

    Lantz to Pamplona, about 29kms

    May 22, 2017 in Spain

    A day of mostly off-road hiking, through forests, natural trails and a meadow of wild flowers. Some mud, but thankfully not as much as last year. Just four of us today, as Laurie is now on her way to Irun.

    Everywhere in the Baztan valley seems to close on a Monday, but we found a petrol station with a coffee machine! Manna from heaven 😊

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Pamplona, Iruña

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