San Vicente de la Barquera

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  • Day15

    Caborredondo-Comillas-La Revilla

    July 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Heute habe ich wieder ein paar Worte, aber andere wie sonst, denn ich merke es ändert sich hier zunehmend was. Ich lebe hier in einer zunehmenden Gefühlswelt die ich so in der Tiefe nicht kenne. Liebe, Herzlichkeit wo ich nur hinschaue. Bei den Einwohnern, bei den Pilgern, bei mir mir mir und in jedem Winkel das ist der Camino ❤️
    Die Etappe heute war wieder so schön und ich weiß warum ich den Camino del Northe gewählt habe!!!Auch wenn Mittlerweile die Füße schmerzen und die Schuhe dampfen...die Sonne brennt🙏🏻ich liebe es
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  • Day57

    Day 56: Caborrendondo - Los Llaos

    October 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    Distance: 24k (1426.9/501)
    Weather: 19C, Mostly overcast
    Mood: calm
    Staying at: Hotel Gerra Mayor

    The joy of a real towel...

    The view of a real towel can really make my day now and I think I dream about large piles of multicoloured, fluffy towels every night. I recommend hostels to other pilgrims when they have towels and I nearly jumped for joy when the hotel I'm staying in tonight had four towels all for me!!!
    It's amazing how perspective changes when one is on a journey so long. The kilometers don't count as much anymore, my feet and body have grown strong. But the longing for basic comforts has increased significantly and it makes me realise what an amazingly easy and comfortable life we lead.
    Someone said that the difference between a pilgrim and a tourist is that a pilgrim thanks you. Pilgrims are genuinely grateful, because they realise the pleasure of simple things and gestures again.
    So my friends, look around and appreciate and be grateful for what you have. We lead a life of luxury and we keep forgetting about this.
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  • Day13

    San Vicente de la Barquera

    September 16, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    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 ⋅

    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 near change our minds as pilot book said OK to anchor Almanac said no anchorages but could moored 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 largest 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

  • Day129

    Santona and Santander

    August 22, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Hello sorry its been a few days, connectivity issues, our orange data card doesn't connectivity well over here. If you are using the AIS app you will know that we have been moving steadily west. After Bilbao we sail edge to Santona and anchored in the Estuary. The originally plan was to take a yacht club moorings but when we got there there werent any, not that there were no free one but that all the moorings were gone! It was choppy and we were a was from shore so stayed on the board. While there the French boat we were along side in getaria came passed and gave us a wave. Wind dropped at night but there was a concert from a male tenor that went on till about 1:30am. In the morning we headed to Santander we motor sailed in the morning but wind died in afternoon. Photos1-4 of Santona promontory on 4 you look carefully there is a lighthouse. Photos 5+6 are the view coming into the Santander river mouth we anchored off Magdalena beach. We read our Spain guide book and the city had very little to offer except the beach so we kept costs down and didn't use marina.Read more

  • Day10

    Good day sunshine

    June 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Being woke up in the night by rain didn't bode well. Foreboding clouds at breakfast equally so. Lots of fruit for breakie & a mildly optimistic weather forecast helped the mood. Decided to head to San Vincente de la Barqeura - a pretty port town with some great beaches, apparently. On the way patches of blue came & went, lasting only fleetingly. Located free car parking & headed for the visitor centre at the lighthouse - closed. Detour down to the harbour & took in the hotel quarter - no-one about, though the way the weather has been, no great surprise. Back to town & toilet quest (bus depot) By now the sun was doing it's best so the beach was calling along with food. A pleasant picnic, a safe distance away from the massive school party & ample sunshine (as it transpires too much for a certain person) Took a walk along the massive beach & managed a first swim of the year - bracing. The theory was that the coast was clear & once we went back up into the hills it would cloud over. Thus we prevaricated by way of an ice cream. Pleasingly on our return the deck chairs were of use - make the best of the sun - might not come back...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

  • Day123

    San Vicente de la Barquera

    September 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Travelled along the coast through magnificent countryside - Switzerland by the sea.
    The coast road is a good one and we made great time so got there early afternoon.
    We walked to Comillas town through the nature reserve for a mooch.Big fish feeding on fly in the river mouth as we walked along.
    There is a great early Gaudi house (El Caprichio) there which we cycled back to the following day so we could catch english speaking tour. Well worth the effort. we then cycled the coast road to San Vicente which was very hilly and enjoyed a look round the town which is on a beautuful river mouth. Fortified ourselves with a lunch to face the hilly ride back.
    Wednesday was a beach day on a very underpopulated beach with very soft sand a short walk from our site.
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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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  • Day24

    San Vincente de la baquerra

    September 10, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    So here I am back where I left off last year. Lucky me. I did not think I would be able to get time off again.
    I took a bus from Donostia to Bilbao and then bus to Santander and then a local bus to here. I am in a hospitalera just outside the town. It is lovely , I am sitting on the big balcony overlooking hills and farmland and a river.
    I wandered around the town and went into a really old church,from the 14 the century. Pilgrims have been stopping there since then. It is off the track and up a big hill so I could see how some walkers would pass it up after a long day.
    I was not hungry at lunch time and all the restaurants put their chairs on the tables after lunch and that is it for them until tomorrow.
    I got yogurt and bananas and nuts so I will be fine . Might lose some weight , that would be a bonus. Nice hotel room,football on tonight so I am all set.
    Room. 35 euro
    Buses 9 euro
    Cafe 1.40 euro/ cent
    Napolitano 1.40 euro
    Grocery store 12 euros.
    Sandwich 3 euros. It was ham and cheese and tortilla. Triple decker. Then I thought about Keera getting sick on ham and cheese sandwich in Madrid,so I threw most of it away.
    Cool breeze sitting on the balcony. Rain may be on the way.
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