Camino del Norte

Camino del Norte 2018 – Day 7/8

Camino del Norte 2018 – Day 7/8

Camino del Norte

Day 7&8

Sept 9,10

 
Hola from Santoña,
In my last instalment we were staying the night in Bilbao. 
We left the Bilbao municipal Albergue at 7:00 and walked along the riverbank back past the Guggenheim toward the sea. Twelve km and we paid a few euros to take the historic hanging bridge thingy across to Portogalete. The bridge was built 125 years ago and is one of a very few still in operation.
 

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Camino del Norte 2018 – Day 6

Camino del Norte

Day 6

Sept 8

Bilbao, Spain

Hola All,
Today we arrived in the city of Bilbao. This is a large city of over 1 million, it stretches along the river and tomorrow we will walk along the river bank to the sea about 12km from where we are presently. 
We had a quiet night at our last albergue near Eskerika. We slept a bit late, had a fast coffee/tea and were underway at 7:20. A good time to start walking as it is light enough that headlamps aren’t needed. The morning sky was completely clear…blue and cloudless.
 

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Camino del Norte 2018 – Day 4/5

Camino del Norte 2018 – Day 4/5

Camino del Norte

Day 4&5

Sept 6,7

Hola again,

Today Donna and I are sitting in the warm sunshine outside a wonderful albergue in Eskerika. We arrived at the 3:00pm opening time and were the first ones here. Donna had made a reservation which was a good idea as the proprietor says the place is full tonight. We were first into the shower plus for 3€ we gave the man all of our accumulated laundry to machine wash and dry. Our rain parkas hang on the line to dry beside our silk sleeping liners airing in the sunshine. 
I last wrote 2 days ago… from the city of Deba.

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Camino del Norte 2018 – Day 2/3

Camino del Norte 2018 – Day 2/3

Camino del Norte

Day 2 & 3

Sept 4&5 2018

Supposed to be a short day… but wasn’t to be…

I missed writing yesterday for no particular reason…each day seems to be similar but different too. I forget quickly what we did just a day ago…this is sometimes a good thing as it is not always as good as the Facebook picture. 

Deba

We are presently settled in the town of Deba in the municipal Albergue for which we pay just 5€. It was a short day as we departed Getaria this morning at 7:30 and were at the Albergue office here at 12:00 a total distance of perhaps 16km. It started to rain at 10:30 lightly at first but persistent enough that we got quite wet. We have wonderful rain parkas but today they remained inside our packs.

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Camino Del Norte 2018 – Day 1

Camino Del Norte 2018 – Day 1

Camino Del Norte

Before we begin with these blog posts I want to explain exactly what is going on here so there is no confusion. My father and step-mother hiked the Camino del Norte in the Fall of 2018 and during that pilgrimage my father wrote many fantastic emails and facebook posts chronicling their journey. I thought it was a fantastic story that should be shared with more people interested in walking the Camino so I asked him if I could re-post his photos and posts on here to share with a wider audience. I marvel at the things my parents do in their 60’s and find great inspiration in their spirit of adventure and willingness to “stray from the norm” and follow a different path.
And on that note, Life is a Camino, enjoy! ~ Brady
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