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  • Day126

    118. Etappe: Santander

    November 5 in Spain

    Nach einem großen gemeinsamen Frühstück in de gemütlichen Herberge gabs heut nur ne kleine Etappe nach Santander. Diese war aber nicht weniger reizvoll. Wundervoll ging es entlang der Küste und zum Schluss kam sogar die Sonne raus als es auf die Fähre ging.
    Viele Pilger sind nun unterwegs, die ich immer mal wieder treffe. Sogar 2 Berliner!
    Für morgen nehme ich mir einen Tag frei und werde mir in Ruhe die Stadt angucken und vielleicht das ein oder andere Museum besuchen.Read more

  • Day127

    Mein freier Tag in Santander

    November 6 in Spain

    Nach einem sehr günstigen und reichhaltigem Frühstück gings heut entspannt in den Tag. Wir 3 Berliner starteten zunächst zusammen, verabschiedeten uns dann so nach und nach. Micha fliegt heut Abend heim und Judith entschloss sich weiterzulaufen. Ich nahm mir meinen Ruhetag. Zunächst gab es einen ausgedehnten Promenaden-/Strandspaziergang und einen Salat und Wein zum Mittag bevor ich mich von Micha verabschiedete. Das Meeresmuseum besichtigte ich dann allein - als Pilger erhält man sogar freien Eintritt! Und der Besuch hat sich gelohnt - ein wirklich schönes Museum mit herzlichem Empfang. Zum Ende kam der Museumwärter auf mich zu und fragte, ob ich Franziska heiße - wenn ja, sei gerade noch eine Freundin angekommen - huch?! Es war Katja, die mir den Tipp gegeben hatte. Gestern hatten wir uns leider verloren. So konnten wir uns doch noch verabschieden. Morgen geht es für Sie wieder nach Hause.
    Auf dem Rückweg besichtigte ich noch die Kathedrale und kehrte ein wenig zerzauselt zur Herberge zurück. Mittlerweile ist es richtig stürmisch, so dass ich ganz froh bin im Trockenen zu sein.
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  • Day4

    Santander

    September 7 in Spain

    I woke up early, and surfed in playa de Somo. When Yam woke up, we went to Santander. A really beutiful city on the coast. We made laundry, had breakfast in one of the squares, and spent the day around the city.
    At evening we got back to Somo, I got 40 minutes of surfing before the sun went down, and we had dinner in our favourite burger place.

  • Day9

    Rest day -Santander

    September 12, 2017 in Spain

    I decided to take a rest day in the beautiful coastal city of Santander. I spent the first night there in the hostel (amazing how well I'm sleeping in the hostels), but the next morning while the good pilgrims slogged off in the rain, I had a nice coffee in a cafe/bar and checked into an airbnb room ($25). The room had only ONE bed in it, with no bunk over it, and I could put my stuff all over the place. It was also right in town, and Pilar (host) was very nice. I felt like I was at the Ritz! It rained off and on but I enjoyed the city, went to a museum (Centro Botin, modern art, didn't like that much), strolled along the shore without carrying 20 lbs; it was great. And I fulfilled the mandate of this blog site - found a penguin in the little zoo.Read more

  • Day13

    Leaving Santander by the coast

    September 24, 2017 in Spain

    We took another coastal option today. Instead of following the arrows along concrete and asphalt, we walked along the promenade towards the beaches and the cliffs, passing through some very nice parts of Santander. I'm surprised that more pilgrims don't take this variant.

  • Day10

    Camino Del Norte - Day 10

    June 18, 2017 in Spain

    Camino Del Norte - Day 10

    Noja to Santander
    Distance 26km (7 hours)
    Ascent/descent ..who cares!

    I went off piste today to get to Santander. The guide offers differing routes but the state of my right foot, I decided to take the direct route. Unfortunately, this meant I've 20+km of road walking. It means though that I have gained a day and will claim a rest day in Santander as a reward...hurrah!!!!
    I had a very early night in the Albergue in Noja. It was very basic. Someone's alarm went off at 5.45am. They kindly went back to sleep. I go up feeling rested and with a mission. I chatted briefly to a French couple I've met several times on the Camino and got on my way.
    I passed several drunken spaniards winding their weary way home as I passed through the village. The sunrise was a welcome site. Photo attached.
    The rest of the morning was uneventful, expect for slogging out the kilometres along CA-141 to Somo. I am glad that I set out early as the temperature eventually rose to 30+C .
    I paused briefly 5km short of Somo at a bakers shop. Coffee and cake. This was really welcome after a tough mental and physical few hours of walking. Whilst delighting in my coffee and watching grass lizards scurrying around; all of a sudden, there was a bish/bosh and the lizard was gone.....taken by a flipping hawk that landed three feet away of me. I ended up with the coffee in my lap.
    I finally arrived in Somo and was directed by kind locals to the ferry to Santander. For the cost of 2.8 euros and a 20 minute crossing, it saved me 12 kilometers on the road. I arrived in Santander at 1.30pm and depend the best hour finding my hostel for the next two days. The city feels amazing but that could be the delirium of having a whole day to rest my feet.
    My hostel is located to the ferry port, bus and train station. Cheap and clean. What more does a peregrino need.

    Hasta luego folks.

    Thank you all again who have donated to B.I.R.D and now the pics from today.
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  • Day2

    Hola de nuevo Santander

    September 7, 2017 in Spain

    Wow, what a quick flight to Bilbao! We were half an hour early and didn't even leave on time. Not that I am complaining!! The shorter the plane ride, the better.

    Yesterday I had booked a bus seat from Bilbao to Santander through internet for 19:45, which was the next one available. However, when I got to the bus station in Bilbao, it turned out there were still seats left on the 6 o'clock bus. So, I arrived in Santander at around 8. It was a great bus ride, because I got to see some of the places and beaches I walked by last year.
    Recordar es vivir 😁.

    When I got to Santander, I found my Hostel quickly, because I already knew more or less where it was located. Santander is such a beautiful city, and I arrived just as all the locals were out on the streets. The old ladies sitting on the benches, people walking their dogs, the kids playing in the park, people grabbing a terrazza, love it!!

    I was pretty hungry, so after checking in I went to the same italian restaurant I had gone to last year. Why no tapas you wonder??? Well..... I will probably eat tapas , queso manchego, tortilla, jamon, aceitunas.......
    So I opted for el Italiano and had a vegetarian lasagna! It was fantastic!

    Tomorrow the plan is to take the train to Barreda and start walking. I am taking the train because the walk out of Santander is supposed to be hopi ugly and only asphalt, so I am skipping it, so I will have more time left for other places.
    Hasta luego 😘
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  • Day12

    Güemes to Santander

    September 23, 2017 in Spain

    Sometimes it's great to walk long and fast, but it can also be nice to ramble along with no sense of urgency. Today's walk definitely fell into the latter category.

    We had breakfast in the albergue and left at around 8am. When we reached Galizano, we turned right to take the coastal route to Santander. This is a wonderful walk, and only a few kms longer than the road. It was mostly on natural trails with sea views to the right and fields to the left. We chatted to people we'd met last night in Güemes and to a young German guy from one of the many camper vans along the coast. The walk along the beach to Somo was definitely a highlight and I even had time for a little swim!

    The final 5kms into a big Camino city usually involves a long hard slog on concrete. No so for the entry to Santander - those final kms are by boat from Somo. I love this Camino!

    We haven't yet decided on our route for tomorrow. I fancy the coastal route, but I need to see how it fits in with our bigger plan to fly home on 1st October. Just 7 more walking days this time.
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  • Day11

    Rest Day in Santander

    June 19, 2017 in Spain

    Rest day on Camino Del Norte in Santander

    I spent the morning replacing lost items on the Camino - towel, iPod cable and toiletries.
    I wandered around the city and watched the city gentry commission a stunning new building on the waterfront. No peregrinos allowed.
    I managed to get my hair cut or rather was scalped....
    I met up with a fellow peregrino Mikey. He arrived today. We had a couple of drinks and parted company as I have to get my stuff ready for another big day on the Camino tomorrow.
    Tomorrow promises to be another hot one so I will have to have an early start. I have around 500kms to get to Santiago.

    Anyway, enjoy the pictures.

    Don't forget that I am walking the Camino in aid of the fantastic work B.I.R.D do. Please go the the just giving site under my name and give anything. Every penny counts.

    To all you who already already done so, a BIG thank you.

    Hasta luego.
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  • Day6

    Spanish headaches

    June 1 in Spain

    There's a reason why Green Spain is green & while the UK is basking in glorious sunshine (for once) Northern Spain seems to be shrouded in a semi-permanent blanket of Mancunuian greyness. Still Monday - Thursday was all about the Spanish. 3 hour blocks of language interspersed with activities designed to integegrate & socialise in equal measure - urgh. When the rain let up that called for an escape to the coastal path - either running or walking depending how quickly escape was called for or how much head clearing was needed - language study promoted some belting headaches (not hangovers!) The bright side was the fruit - breakfast and snack time - cherries & nectarines were heavenly. Day off on Friday was miserably wet - more so. Report writing - get ahead of myself.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Santander, سانتاندير, Горад Сантандэр, Сантандер, Santandero, Sanandere, Santandel, سانتاندر, סנטנדר, SDR, サンタンデール, 산탄데르, Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium, Santanderas, Santandera, सांतांदेर, Santandèr, سانٹانڈر, 39001, சான்தான்தேர், Santandér, 桑坦德

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