San Vicente de la Barquera

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  • Day11

    Slow day, not happy

    September 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today's KM's - 34kms
    Total KM's - 215kms
    Total blisters - 7 + foot rash and a bung ankle

    A different day to yesterday away from the coast, most of the day. With the day spent on some long hot busy main roads. Partly because of miss reading the guide book, and taking a long detour to our destination. It was also a very slow walking day, due to sore ankle and general soreness from the road walking.

    We eventually got to San Vicente del la Barquera, another pretty town with a long bridge over a large estuary as the entrance to town.

    We decided to stay at a hotel outside town. Unfortunately, much!! further outside of town than we realised. We got completely lost, as all the streets had the same name on Google maps. Luckily we asked two nice old Spanish lady's how to get to the hotel and they tried to explain and then just said follow us, and walked all the way there with us.
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  • Day13

    San Vicente de la Barquera

    September 16, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Another rainy day - so far, pretty wet! I was talking with a guy who said he walked for 60 days with only 3 days of rain. At this point I was at 8 rainy days out of 11. In general it's fairly warm, although today I got a little chilled, so it's not unmanageable, but it got a little old to always have wet feet. Most days were a mix of rain and sun; only one day have I been stuck inside the rest of the day after I got to where I was going. Got to outside San Vicente, sat in cafe while it poured, read paper and did puzzles. Walked into San Vicente with Danish guy named Jacob. We saw a bunch of pilgrims on the sidewalk, found that hostel was closed (bedbugs). A bunch of us rented an apartment - Jacob and I and 2 German girls on mattresses on the floor in living room, 7 others in 3 bedrooms. It turned out to be a really good situation, we ate together and connected. The Australians gave me some ideas for adjusting pack so shoulders won't hurt. San Vicente another beautiful coastal town.Read more

  • Day129

    Saint Vincent de la Barqueria

    August 22, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Well leaving Santander wasn't as smooth as it could have been we snagged some old moorings with the anchor and then while getting rid of those the wind pushed us on to the moorings of 2 little boats that we then had to slide off the keel and rudder without snagging the propeller. 45mins later we are on our way and fortunately no one is chasing us. Result. Windy at first and sea has lots of swell we motor sail west to St Vincent we nearly change our minds as pilot book said OK to anchor Almanac said no anchorages but could moor on quay but we arrived just after low tide and not sure enough water in entrance channel. We risk it as its likely to take 5 hours to reach next option. I try calling on the radio but nothing we head in slowly and dont ground! Then look for moorings on quay as per Almanac but dingy comes out and wants us to secure to row of bouys so we do. Looks OK and town lovely only drawback is rowing ashore but thats OK except when tide falling as lots of current. Bouys are just in front of arched bridge and large Estuary behind but John is OK, fortunately he's still good at rowing. Here are pictures of the towns old buildings and Estuary. Also a photo of the milk dispenser cabin!Read more

  • Day14

    It could almost be Cornwall...

    June 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    A relatively upbeat forecast & the option of having breakfast outside proved to be a shock to the system. Once the various courses had been negotiated (muesli, toast, fruit) we, eventually, headed for the beach. The plan being to have a couple of hours at the beach, come back for lunch when the sun was at its fiercest and then go to San Vincent for a walk along the beach. La Franca was as gorgeous as last time and only maginally busier. Plenty of basking, swimming & reading. Throughout the week the constant comment has been how wherever we were could've been Cornwall - both appearance & the changeable nature of the weather. A couple of hours in & Liz was needing a break so along with others heading off for an epic Spanish lunch we made tracks & not 10 mins had passed before things were clouding over. Back at the cottage lunch was taken outside but it was a stubborn thing (ie 1 of us) Again the stubborn streak - persevered with the walk at San Vincent despite the looming black clouds. Miraculously there was only the odd drop of rain but it was a bit blowy - kits surfers were loving it.Read more

  • Day11

    Just stubborn

    September 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    So in the last post Simon's reference to "not happy" in the title pretty much referred to me. Let's face it, when is Simon ever not happy? It's my left ankle. I can't believe I have an injury which has forced me to walk much slower than I would like. I don't even like walking slowly down Rundle Mall! Anyway, it's a good lesson for me to slow down. It is not a race to Santiago but even with my ankle we managed to walk for 11 hours & 34kms (excluding the extra distance we spent lost which I think added 2 KMs). We are actually about 2 days ahead of our schedule. I'm just too stubborn...

    I also just want to mention that I'm not the only one who's stubborn. Simon mentioned not being able to find our accommodation - I knew we were really lost after he finally conceeded and asked for directions. What is it with men not wanting to ask for directions?
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  • Day348

    Spanien, Kantabrien

    September 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Was mich eigentlich in diese Gegend getrieben hat, war eine küstennahe Mountainbike-Strecke, die unter 1000 Hm hat. Alles andere was ich gefunden habe, ging tief in die "Picos de Europa" und war eine Nummer zu groß für mich.

    Über San Vicente de la Barquera ging es nah der Küste über die grünen Hügel.
    Kleine Herausforderung: Ein Teil ging über eine Kuhweide (inkl. Kuhscheiße), wo ich dann doch ein etwas flaues Gefühl im Magen hatte. Und der Kampf mit dem Zaun war auch nicht ohne, grrr
    Dafür wurde ich anschließend mit einer wirklich bilderbuchähnlichen Bucht für meine Mittagspause entschädigt!
    Der Rückweg zog sich über ein paar Hügel und kleine Dörfchen.
    Es war eine sehr schöne Tour!
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  • Day12

    Tag 12: Zu schnell tut manchmal weh

    April 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Strecke: 24 km; HM: 450m; von Cobreces nach San Vicente de la Barquera

    Nachdem wir gestern den absoluten Geschwindigkeitsrekord aufgestellt haben sind wir heute nach einem guten Frühstück in der Herberge mit Meerblickterrasse Richtung San Vicente aufgebrochen. Unsere Herbergeleiterin hat uns noch auf dem Weg gegeben, das hier im Ort die Herberge geschlossen sein soll. Das blöde ist nur dass wir wenn dann nach 10 KM oder nach 33 KM hätten pausieren müssen. So entschlossen wir uns entweder knallhart durchzuziehen oder uns ein entspanntes Hotel im touristischen Ort San Vicente zu gönnen. Unsere Begleitung hatte gestern schon gesagt sie geht nur die ersten 10 KM bis Comillas mit, da Sie eh schon weiter ist wie gewollt. So starteten wir zusammen auf unseren ersten 10 Kilometern und tranken noch einen Kaffee, bevor wir uns verabschiedeten und wieder alleine losstapften. Es waren lustige 1,5 Tage aber das alleine laufen tut auch sehr gut. In Comillas haben wir schnell entschieden nur bis San Vicente zu laufen und haben uns ein, wie sich herausstellte, super geiles Hotelzimmer direkt am Meer reserviert, was auch noch sehr günstig war. Der Grund ist ganz einfach der erste richtige Leistungsdurchhänger. Füße taten richtig weh. Meine rechte Wade verhärtet und Biancas kleiner Zeh war mittlerweile eine einzige Blase, um die man sich ein bisschen fürsorglicher kümmern sollte. Das wurde getan und wir genießen das sehr große Bett in vollen Zügen. In der Hoffnung der Zeh pocht morgen nicht allzu sehr und die Füße erholen sich noch gut von den letzten beiden Tagen, gibt es eigentlich nur noch zu sagen das der Weg wieder super schön an der Küste entlang führte und es ein Genuss war Mal wieder ein, zwei Kilometer trotz schmerzenden Beinen am Strand entlang zu laufen. Die durchquerten Orte waren sehr abwechslungsreich von mittelalterlicher Innenstadt bis wunderschöne Kirchen und Orte direkt am Strand mit ihren tollen Buchten.Read more

  • Day1

    San Vicente de la Barquera / 307 km

    July 9, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After we left Comillas I thought about Martin - that he could be around here now. So I looked out of the windows and just a minute later I saw him walking along the street. He had another 2 hours of walking to San Vicente - enough time for me to look around the beautiful town. Martin came 10 minutes earlier. We had lunch and than we walked together 25km until we found a free room in a pension in El Peral/Colombres in Princedom Asturias.Read more

  • Day14

    Camino Del Norte - Day 12

    June 22, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Camino Del Norte - Day 12

    Santilana Del Mar to San Vicente De La Barquera
    Distance 34km (7.5 hours)
    Total ascent 440m

    I had a great night's sleep in my tiny Albergue. I set off at 5.45am primarily thanks to someone's alarm going off to 'I will survive'.
    A few of us were out the door in the dark. I walked alone for a few hours until I met a French couple I previously walked with. We spoke for a short time and I got on my way.
    Today was very much my Camino day. I spent a lot of time reflecting on my life and relationships. It really slows walking down and a lot of time is spent internal dialogue.
    I passed through the still sleep villages.
    Nowhere was open even for a coffee. By 9.30am, I covered 15km and arrived at a stunning beach near Cobraces. I sat there for 15 minutes just marvelling at the place and chatting to an Italian couple from the Albergue the night before.
    This seemed to break me out of my thoughts and I set out with a lighter heart.
    By midday, I arrived at my destination Comillas for the day but mdecided to buy some lunch in a supermarket and carry on for another 10 kilometers to a small vfishing village called St. Vicente De La Barquera. I am really glad that I did. The Albergue was situated high above the town close to a 13th century Gothic church called Santa Maria de Los Angeles. It holds the tomb of the Inquisitor Antonio del Corro. The village is also dominated by the ruins of 8th century castle.
    The Albergue hospilardo couldn't do enough to help us.
    An English peregrino and I went for an early meal. I had an amazing sea bass dish. When I got back to the Albergue, I met a German girl who I had walked with on the Camino France's two years ago. We had a chat for about an hour before I turned in.

    I don't know what/where I would end up tomorrow
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You might also know this place by the following names:

San Vicente de la Barquera, سان فايسينت دي لا بارجويرا, 39311, Сан-Висенте-де-ла-Баркера, Сан-Вісенте-де-ла-Баркера, 圣比森特德拉瓦尔克拉

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