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    • Day3

      Pamplona

      April 20, 2022 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

      Hey everyone! Made it to Pamplona early this morning and got to my room around 2am. Sooo tired! I crashed and slept until noon! Today I got my bearings and figured out how to get to the Camino from here and will likely be heading to bed super early as I am still pretty tired! Got my first Pilgrim Credential stamp, and some lovely Spanish coffee and an amazing pastry. First day on the Camino tomorrow!Read more

      Traveler

      good to hear, best of luck on your adventure 👍

      4/20/22Reply
      Traveler

      Yay!! Good luck!!!

      4/20/22Reply
      Traveler

      Yay - glad to catch up on your adventures of travelling! Good luck tomorrow and enjoy every step of this important journey even though at times I'm sure they will be painful! I will continue to follow your steps here on this amazing app!

      4/20/22Reply
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    • Day10

      Stuck in Pamplona

      June 23, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      I left off this journal yesterday not knowing if we were going to get out of Pamplona and if we would even finish our journey. We went to bed after a few prayers a very lovely bottle of local wine (the waitress for some reason gave me the whole bottle?!) and slept in a great hotel with air conditioning and was served a genuine all you can eat breakfast (the boys made good on that deal) and suddenly the answer was in front of us. We needed to ask the pilgrims office for help. It just so happened to be right around the corner from our hotel. The pilgrims office helper called around and typed into his computer like a mad man and threw out the wild idea of taking an over night bus to Sarria. We had to decide how badly we wanted to finish this. Our other option was to head to the Mediterranean and sit in Barcelona for a week. Everyone agreed to continue on. I guess we are on a mission (dare I say “from God”?!). We leave tonight at 10:30pm and get to Sarria at 10:33am tomorrow. Then we start hiking again. Now, I know my limits. And there is no way I can do a 24km hike after a red eye bus ride. So we booked a taxi service to get us right at the 100km mark outside Santiago so our compestellas are still legit. We hike 10km (much easier) and stay in an apartment in Pontmarin and we are back on track with timing. I had already canceled all of my hotel and albergue bookings so we wouldn’t lose money when I thought we wouldn’t make it. So now we hike like real pilgrims with no plans and hope for the best. Buen Camino! (God is protecting us and helping is through the journey! I kind of think these frustrations are all a part of his plan to teach us. The boys definitely learned how to handle set backs. No one panicked. No one argued. We just worked it out and the answer was presented to us.)

      So what did we do with our time today? We walked around town and saw the running of the bulls road and the stadium. We saw the wall and the park. We sat in a cafe for hours while it rained and had hot chocolate and churros. It was a day of resting our legs. Jon bought some new shoes and socks and is already free of his heat rash. Oh. Also, I insisted on Donner Kebab for dinner. I lived in that stuff when Jon worked in Germany and I roamed the streets of Heidelberg every day. It was a fond trip down memory lane for me. Tomorrow we catch up to our schedule and are back on track.
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      Traveler

      Well I’m impressed. I definitely would’ve picked Barcelona & the Mediterranean. But effort & struggles make life more interesting & certainly promotes growth. So you guys made the right choice. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

      6/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Well said, Katie 🙂

      6/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      Way to go guys! You can do it!

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    • Day9

      Zubiri to Pamplona

      June 22, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      We have a wrench in the plan. It changes everything. I’ll get to that in a minute.

      Yesterday started well again. I think we were in a very nice groove of hiking by 9am and we felt like we were making good time. Jon has had some feet issues that has slowed him down a bit but he’s a trooper and isn’t complaining. He bought new boots for the trip and didn’t quite break them in enough. Also he has a heat rash all over his feet which also has turned into blisters. On the other hand Aiden brought a pair of hole-y sneakers (which I was horrified to see him wearing when it was too late at the airport because I asked him if he needed new shoes). His feet are fine and so are the rest of ours. Go figure. We got a stamp a few hours into our hike by a volunteer at a church who was also giving advice. Our goal was to stay ahead of the ladies group who had no image of athleticism but somehow was always on our tail catching up to us when we had just seen them doing yoga in a town square. How do they do it?!

      We always seem to drag after lunch and the last two hours are rough. But we made it to Pamplona by 2pm and checked into our air conditioned hotel!! Yay!!! Ollie and I went to the train station to get jet out reservations for Sarria. Here’s the snafu. No reservations available. Not for a week! We can’t get on a train!!!! The renfe site wouldn’t let me book the tickets ahead of time using my Eurail pass so it had to be in person. I worried about this part of the trip but assumed they could add more cars on a train if it fills up. Nope. I think it’s a combination of fires south blocking the trail, pope announcement that he’s going to Santiago, and maybe some construction on a route. It’s the trifecta of problems for us. In fact there are no trains to northwest spain at all. So… what do we do? Here’s our plan so far. We booked another night in Pamplona to rest and decide. Today we talk to the pilgrim’s office and make a solid plan. To be continued….
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      Traveler

      Somehow it is all part of the journey. The way will be provided. I am learning to stay in the moment because that is truly all we have. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story.

      6/23/22Reply
      Traveler

      I’m enjoying a mental picture of the 5 of you on mopeds scooting across Spain! Where there’s the will, there’s The Way. ❤️

      6/23/22Reply
      Traveler

      Go Daniel!

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    • Day7

      Etappe 4 - Puente la Reina 1

      September 18, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Heute haben wir ca. 24 km vor uns. Erster Stopp zum Frühstück nach rund 5 km.
      Den Tag Ruhe in Pamplona merke ich schon, trotz der großen Stadtrundgänge.
      Wir haben heute ein super Schrittmaß gefunden, welches uns gut voranbringt.
      Die Pilgerkarawanenskulptur auf dem Windberg von 1996 kannten wir nur von Bildern: heute stehen wir davor!!! Ein phantastisches Erlebnis.
      Ein steiler und steiniger Weg begleitet uns ins Tal.
      In kleinen Kirchen am Wegesrand holen wir uns unsere Stempel als Pilger.
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      Traveler

      Wunderschön 😍

      9/25/22Reply
       
    • Day7

      Running of the Bulls

      September 4, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Larrasoana- Pamplona
      We left our Albergue at 7 this morning and walked 4kms to a very popular stop for breakfast. Then on into Pamplona total of 5 hours - the temp was nice in the morning but felt quite warm the closer we got to Pamplona. Was there I checked the app to see how far to the Hostel - oh 12 minutes… 10 minutes later it was 11 minutes away. Then we switched to walking instead of driving- 45 minutes- out comes the Bulls… . Not just 45 minutes but on a steady incline which I am sure no bull with a backpack dare run. Nice enough Hostel and our own private room - Thanks to all the English speaking student working in Spain at such hostels.Read more

      Traveler

      Wow. Good for you guys!

      9/4/22Reply
      Traveler

      keep sharing , enjoying the trip with you. beautiful at the lake. golfing tomorrow

      9/4/22Reply
      Traveler

      This is just awesome you guys!! Yeah I imagine it makes a difference from ‘car’ to ‘walking’. Lol

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    • Day8

      Made it to Pamplona!

      September 7, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Day 4 and 5 Pamplona - Had to make up for the easy day before - walked 32 kms from Bizkaretta to Pamplona - with some significant climbs and a serious descent! Luckily I ran into a woman who had done this route before and she knew where to find the elevator that takes you up to the walled city of Pamplona. Saved me about a hundred steps up 😀. Spent 2 days in Pamplona to recover from it!
      Having listened to Hemingways book en route and to the vivid description of the 7 day bull festival I decided to check out the bull ring. They had a self guided tour with photos and videos of the whole process including the famous bull run. I’ve added a video of a small section of their show.
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      Traveler

      I like the path!!

      9/7/22Reply
      Traveler

      Amazing!! Really made up…

      9/7/22Reply
      Traveler

      20 miles! Wow, you rocked it! Enjoy the sights.

      9/7/22Reply
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    • Day99

      Jakobsweg Tag 3

      March 11, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

      Heute starteten Michelle und ich gemeinsam. Er ist 70 Jahre alt, kommt aus Frankreich und wohnt in Kanada.

      Er erzählte mir gestern das man hier für 5€ sein Gepäck zur nächsten Unterkunft per Taxi schicken kann.
      Und da ich mir bewusst war, das ich keine weiteren 20 km mit vollem Gepäck schaffen würde nahm ich diesen Service in Anspruch.
      Er lieh mir einen kleinen Rucksack indem ich das nötigste verstauen konnte und dann ging es los.

      Meiner Hüfte ging es (dann Akkupunktur? 🤔) super gut!

      Wir wollten nach ca. 5 km in einem Café Frühstücken, aber dieses war zu. Danach kam keins, dann war wieder alles geschlossen...

      Eigentlich wollte ich nach dem Frühstück alleine weiter laufen...

      Gegen 14.30 Uhr fanden wir auf unserem Weg einen Mann, der gegen eine kleine Spende Obst, Nüsse und Getränke anbot. Und so aßen wir eine Banane, einen Apfel und einpaar Nüsse. Ziemlich spätes Frühstück! 🙈

      Und so liefen wir den ganzen Tag zusammen.

      Die Sonne schien heute und es war sehr warm und so wollten wir unsere Kleidung wechseln. Allerdings gab es unterwegs nicht wirklich eine Möglichkeit dazu...
      Auf so einer langen Reise ist einem nach einiger Zeit manches ziemlich egal, und so zogen wir uns einfach auf dem Weg um 🤷
      Ich zog meine Hose aus um mir meine Short anzuziehen und Michelle wechselte von Pullover zum Hemd.
      Gerade als ich dabei war mir meine Short hoch zu ziehen und er sich sein Hemd zu knöpfte, dachte ich nur bei mir: "Hoffentlich kommt jetzt niemand vorbei!" 😂🙈

      In dieser Pause nutze ich die Gelegenheit um meine Füße zu inspizieren und konnte direkt eine neue Blase begrüßen! 😩🙄
      "Herzlich Willkommen an Bord! Hinsetzen, Klappe halten und bitte möglichst schnell wieder verschwinden! Danke!"

      Als wir Abends in Pamplona ankamen, kaufte ich mir einen kleinen Rucksack und einpaar neue Blasenpflaster.
      Dann organisierte ich den Morgigen Transport für mein Gepäck (denke das ich das noch die nächsten 2-3 Tage machen werde, bis es meinen Füßen besser geht).

      Später gingen wir noch gemeinsam mit John (49, aus Manchester) nach Burger King 😂 und anschließend in eine Bar. Dort tranken wir noch Wein und Bier.

      Wir liefen durch die Gassen in denen hier die Stierläufe stattfinden. Schon ein komisches Gefühl an diesem Ort zu stehen.
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    • Day4

      3.5 h train ride to Pamplona

      September 8, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Fast, 200km per hour train ride. Security and tickets check points before getting to the assign platform. Comfortable ride, not crowded, I would say a class less then Polish Pendolino 😊. Beautiful scenery, some parts reminded me of Wyoming. It was hard to keep focus on outside views due to high speed... Made me feel dizzy 😅. But I cought few pics while we slowed down. One of our stops was definitely another storks country 😍. Rest of our day will post tomorrow, as we have a little time before the bus at noon... We are exhausted now, Tom is soundly sleeping and I'm joining him now, too..
      Pociąg to czysta bezszumna forma transportu,która bezpiecznie przenosi Cię do nowego miejsca nie zakłócając myśli. Pod koniec blisko Pamplona pojawily się miasta bocianów,które zbudowały gniazda wieżowce, ciekawe jak u nich zapada decyzja kto zajmuje górę a kto dól.
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    • Day7

      Cizur Menor

      September 11, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 91 °F

      Today was a short 6 mile walk. It was pretty hot and most of it was thru the city of Pamploma. I had thought about staying there but ended up walking out of the city and found this little gem of a place right across from an old church. I met a girl from Ohio and we went for lunch. It's been a "lazy" Sunday afternoon.Read more

      Traveler

      Enjoy the break!!! I’m sure you need it!!! Love you

      9/11/22Reply
      Traveler

      Hope you enjoy your lazy afternoon and evening. We are ready to start our day by heading to church.

      9/11/22Reply
      Traveler

      FYI Really enjoying the pictures.

      9/11/22Reply
       
    • Day10

      Zubiri to Pamplona

      April 30, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      We followed the River Arga for most of the day which was very pretty. Caught up with fellow pilgrims for an early lunch and coffee.

      Once we neared Pamplona though it was a very long 6km walk along paved paths which seemed to take forever to get to our hotel. Again we saw many pilgrims searching for accommodation as tomorrow is May Day and everything was booked out.

      I have a private room tonight which should revive and refresh me.

      After a quick rest Sandra and I bumped into Andy and we had some great pinxos and vino tinto. There were people everywhere celebrating the bank holiday weekend.

      Sercotel Hotel Europa
      26kms
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      Traveler

      The joy on your face, Di, says it all. 😊

      4/30/22Reply
      Traveler

      It does, doesn’t it! 😀

      4/30/22Reply
      Traveler

      Amazing Di. Looks like a great adventure x

      4/30/22Reply
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