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  • Day248

    #CULTURE 😎

    June 11 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Last meal of our European trip... After going to a LOT of restaurants looking for Tapas, that were all closed for some reason from 6-8pm and only serving drinks...
    We ended up in McDonalds.
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  • Day2

    Honestly GWR take note!

    September 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    From air con to reclining seats to your own personal radio... Renfe are amazing... leg room for miles also. And this is budget travel. £60 for 2 people for a 4hr train ride.

    The Renfe train is very good. We left at exactly 7pm as per the timetable. There is a trolley service that appears regularly serving soft drinks and snacks and a cafe car serving alcoholic beverages and a selection of snacks and warm food. Free headphones are provided to listen to the the film showing on the TV's. The train is smooth, quiet and comfortable with masses of legroom, reclining seats and fold down tables. We are very pleased with our first experience on the Spanish trains.Read more

    Ray Snook

    I know those feet!

    Ray Snook

    You guys look so relaxed! Will you be coming back?

    Matthew Mattocks


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  • Day39

    Santander - Vino y Playa ️

    October 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Die vergangenen Tage haben wir in Santander entspannt. Zugegeben Santander ist nicht unbedingt das schönste spanische Städtchen, was wohl daran liegt das die Stadt 1941 komplett niedergebrannt ist, aber es gibt hier wunderschöne Strände und unheimlich viele richtig nette Bars. Ein Glas Rotwein kostet hier zwischen ein und zwei Euro - Ein Traum für einen Rotweinliebhaber wie mich ❤️🍷Read more

  • Jun11

    ...and some days it rains

    June 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    And the wind blows 20 miles an hour, and it hails a little bit... but yesterday was still another day on the Camino. When we woke up in San Miguel to steady rain, I’ll admit I thought about asking around for a bus schedule, but John shamed me into putting on my poncho and toughing it out. We fast-walked to Somo with one lovely breakfast break, then rode a ferry into Santander.

    Our ferry ride from Laredo to Santoña a couple of days ago was quite different. We followed the Camino to a beach where we expected to board a 9:00 am ferry. But there was no sign, no dock, nada! Soon there were perhaps 20 of us, some with bicycles, waited anxiously hoping to see a ferry. At about 8:50, a local woman walked up to the beach, wearing nice shoes, and John said, “That’s a good sign!” Indeed, just after 9:00, a small ferry pulled right up to the beach and we walked up the gangway. Sometimes you just have to trust the universe.

    We’re still walking on asphalt, but the N-634 has given was to quiet country lanes a small roads through green valleys with prosperous-looking homes and farms. In the coming days we should see more of the coast.
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    Ruchard Marler

    So well written. Feel like I am there. But today’s post truly makes you pilgrims. Wind, rain, no problem!

    Heath Haley

    What is going on with that woman? Is it a woman? Covered in mud?

  • Day96

    Güemes - Santander

    September 14, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Ein großer Teil der Strecke über Trampelpfade an der (spektakulären) Küste, oder gleich am Strand, dazu nur 15 km und nette Gesellschaft. War wirklich schön heute. Zwar habe ich von Santander nicht viel gesehen (Nachmittag bei Decathlon, etwas außerhalb, damit verbracht, vergeblich nach Trekkingsandalen zu suchen - Freiheit für die Füße!), aber da ich ursprünglich sowieso plante, weiterzugehen, ist das kein Problem. Das Wetter ist nach wie vor perfekt, bisher nur anderthalb Regentage und ein kurzer Schauer. Bloß die Füße werden nicht wirklich besser. Habe zwar auch noch in neue Blasenpflaster und Socken investiert, aber so richtig bringt es alles nichts... 🤷🏼‍♀️Read more

    Uta Gebing

    Wow, wunderschöne Bilder! 🤩 Beeindruckend. Ich kann die Meerluft fast aus der Ferne riechen 🌊

    Jonas Sonnenschein

    Bleib doch ein paar Tage in der Gegend und gib deinen Füßen eine Pause . Ich will auch 😀

  • Day126

    118. Etappe: Santander

    November 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    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.
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    Jan-Philipp Bahr

    Geht auch nochmals Kuh durch 👍


    Dann wünschen wir dir für morgen einen schönen Pilger freien Tag.😙

    Daniel Hasert


  • Day127

    Mein freier Tag in Santander

    November 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    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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    Jan-Philipp Bahr

    Mit diesem Foto kam im Büro doch ein wenig Neid auf 😉


    Richtig so! 😅

    Daniel Hasert


  • Day10

    Camino Del Norte - Day 10

    June 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    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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    Andy Fletcher

    Enjoy your well earnt rest day buddy, hope the right foot blister recovers quickly!

    Mick Byrne

    This Camno is the oughest start in terms of hills and the heat. If my right foot heals, I know how to look after it, I should be okay mate. Some LONG days ahead though.

    Mike McBride

    Hi Mick I crossed your path. On Saturday I boarded the Brittany Ferry at Santander coming back to the UK after a motorbike trip in Spain. Look after your feet. Buen Camino Peregrino.

    Mick Byrne

    Mike, I was in Najo about 25km east of Santander. Feet are generally holding up hence the rest day in Santander. Back on the Camino tomorrow. Very hot and lots of hills at the start, they seem to have eased off a bit. Hope you are keeping well?

  • Day9

    Rest day -Santander

    September 12, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    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

    Seikah Roberts

    You got to see a Penguin?! 😁😍 Jealous!!!

    Megan Roberts

    Cute buddy you have there!

    Megan Roberts

    I am loving these posts. Good job, Pilgrim Sara!

    Patty Caraher

    Finally got hooked into these stories and am loving your input dear Sara

  • Day13

    Leaving Santander by the coast

    September 24, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    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.Read more

    Laurie Reynolds

    I so agree with you about the lack of pilgrim interest. We'll have to drum up business on the forum!!

    Elizabeth Cuddy

    How do you find out about the options. I just followed the arrows everyday.

    Nuala Wanders

    Elizabeth - you need to join the Camino forum! I'll send you links when I get home. Laurie - 8 people took the coastal route out of Santander a day after us, using your GPS tracks! The word is spreading, but most pilgrims we met were Spanish (using Gronze) or German (using the red or yellow German guides).


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