Category Archives: Camino del Norte

Camino Primitivo, O Cádavo to Lugo 32 km

Last night in the dorm was atrocious – nine people, eight men, very close and smelly, lots and lots of snoring. I gave up trying to sleep at 1 am and put in earplugs and listened to the radio for … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, A Fonsagrada to O Cádavo 25 km

Yesterday the number of views on my blog tripped over 900,000. I find it unbelievable that it has reached this number. Thank you all for taking the time to visit. And a huge thank you to everyone who goes to … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Castro to A Fonsagrada, 21 km

The day starts fresh but dry. Very soon after leaving the albergue I am directed onto a track, which is lovely and soft due to the rain, but luckily not at all muddy. After quite some time there is a … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Navia Emblase to Castro 12.25 km

You can read my blog post from 2017 for the stage Campiello to Berducedo here You can read my blog post from 2017 for the stage Berducedo to Castro here Having made elaborate plans last night to skip the next … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Tineo to Campiello 13.5 km

Tineo is a rather strange town. Bustling on a Friday evening with lots of children running to the sweet shop and lots of parents running to the bar. It is a strange mix of very modern and quite old – … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Salas to Tineo 20 km

We are in the woods almost immediately on leaving Salas on an ever upward climb. This is an area rich in spring water and there are channels trickling alongside the path most of the time, and now and then fuentes. … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Grado to Salas 23 km

Well, I’m suffering my first injury on this camino (other than the almost inevitable blisters which are now ok). About 2/3rds of the way through yesterday’s stage I suddenly felt a sharp pain on the inside of my right knee. … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Pola de Siero to Oviedo 18.5 km

Sorry for any confusion about the distance of yesterday’s stage. I noticed my typo pretty soon and corrected it, but not before the post was sent out to those receiving it by email. It should have (and now does) read … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Villaviciosa to Pola de Siero 28 km

I’m seem to be working my way through my companions. First of all Marilyn fell by the wayside, then Renata chose to walk shorter stages, and now Paul has decided he needs a rest day! I have to admit that … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Santillana del Mar to San Vicente de la Barquera 35.8 km

Another dull and slightly foggy day has dawned. Apart from a short track after leaving Santillana I suspect that the whole of today’s walk will be on the road, although most of it on country lanes through beautiful scenery. Our … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Güemes to Santander 20 km

Total distance walked 15 km, + 5 km ferry trip There were more than 50 people at the albergue last night. The very welcoming voluntary hospitaleros at Güemes provide lunch for any pilgrims who arrive in time, and also serve … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Santoña to Güemes 24 km

Another clear and sunny, blue sky day. After leaving Santoña there is an approximate 3 km walk to the headland that rises steeply between two beaches. There is a very steep, very rough, very narrow and very close to the … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Pobeña to Islares 27 km

  ‾ This is an old post which possibly didn’t get published. Apologies if you’ve seen it before, it’s from day 2… Oh the joys of communal sleeping!  There must have been 20 people in our dorm last night. There … Continue reading

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Camino del Norte, Bilbao to Pobeña 27 km

 Elevation gain 168m Elevation loss 283m I’m trying something new.  This QR code should take anyone interested to the Wikiloc route that I recorded this morning. Can you let me know if it works please? I met with Renate at … Continue reading

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Let the new adventure begin!

I’ve just taken off on my flight to Bilbao and finally I feel excitement instead of slight anxiety about this trip. To be honest I’ve been happy not going anywhere in recent times and could very easily have not made … Continue reading

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