Tag Archives: Camino del Norte

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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The boots dilemma has concluded

…in a very inconclusive way!  Having tried on dozens of walking shoes/boots in tens of different shops, ordered six pairs from Amazon and several more from other online outlets, I have now officially given up and admitted defeat. I’ve ruined … Continue reading

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It’s been so long…

…so long that I’ve forgotten how to blog! My last post was sent out on 12 March 2020. I’ve occasionally thought about posting in the meantime but haven’t really had very much to say. Fortunately the pandemic hasn’t been too … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Caminos Primitivo and Fisterra

Here is part two of my 2017 camino round-up.  I won’t give too much detail as these are much more travelled routes and there is a lot of easily available information around.  You can check out part one which covers … Continue reading

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Hanging out in Santiago

It was great to meet up with George last evening. For those of you who don’t know, George and I walked the first part of the Camino Mozárabe together last year. We met for the first time at the church … Continue reading

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Day 35, Camino Ingles, Sigüero to Santiago de Compostela 17.2 km

Total distance 971.8 km Daily average 27.8 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 208 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 177 m Yesterday’s hospitalera who I presume is called Chisca, was worth her high charges in entertainment value. She is one of those … Continue reading

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Day 34, Camino Ingles, Hospital de Bruma to Sigüero 24.8 km

Total distance 954.6 km Daily average 28 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 121 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 275 m After enjoying a very decent ‘menu’ lunch yesterday at the new restaurant in Hospital de Bruma, I returned to the albergue … Continue reading

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Day 33, Camino Ingles, Betanzos to Hospital de Bruma 27.1 km

Total distance 929.8 km Daily average 28.1 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 673 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 286 m Betanzos had a lot more to see than I took advantage of. It is a large town with many ancient churches, … Continue reading

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Day 32, Camino Ingles, Ferrol (Neda) to Betanzos 38.2 km

Total distance 902.7 km Daily average 28.2 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 631 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 598 m There were eventually six in the albergue last night, all female. It was spacious accommodation with lounging and dining area, small … Continue reading

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Day 31, Camino del Norte (Ruta do Mar) Cedeira to Ferrol (Neda) 31 km

Total distance 864.5 km Daily average 27.9 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 294 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 302 m I was rather alarmed this morning to discover that I only had a small amount of data left on my iPad … Continue reading

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Day 30, Camino del Norte (Ruta do Mar) Porto de Espasante to Cedeira 26.5 km

Total distance 833.5 km Daily average 27.8 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 606 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 623 m Today I have done something that I thought I would never do. Actually I have done something I thought I would … Continue reading

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Day 29, Camino del Norte (Ruta do Mar) Porto do Barqueiro to Porto de Espasante 15.4 km

Total distance 807 km Daily average 27.8 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 290 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 281 m OK, so THIS is my real holiday. If only you could hear the sound from my bedroom window. Sheer bliss! Last … Continue reading

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Day 28, Camino del Norte (Ruta do Mar) Circular side trip Porto do Barqueiro to Estaca do Bares 23.8 km

Total distance 791.6 km Daily average 29.1 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 672 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 672 m Oh dear, my day off dawned with a heavy downpour. So I just stayed in bed like any sensible holidaymaker would. … Continue reading

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Day 27, Camino del Norte (Ruta do Mar) Covas to O Porto do Barqueiro 29.6 km

Total distance 791.6 km Daily average 29.3 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 593 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 607 m I am writing this first part of my post whilst whiling away time before the shops open, which will give me … Continue reading

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