Tag Archives: Camino del Norte

Day 22, Camino del Norte – Luarca to La Caridad 30.7 km

Total distance 640.2 km Daily average 29.1 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 296 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 313 m Today’s Camino started under another grey sky but with the promise that the sun might break through. But the promise wasn’t … Continue reading

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Day 21, Camino del Norte – Soto de Luiña to Luarca 38.4 km

Total distance 609.5 km Daily average 29 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 685 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 702 m I think there were seventeen in the albergue last night, only one of whom I had met before – Slovakian Peter. … Continue reading

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Day 20, Camino del Norte – Salinas to Soto de Luiña 33.8 km

Total distance 571.1 km Daily average 28.5 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 640 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 614 m Last night was a little strange. The hostal was undergoing an electrical wiring update and for some reason the electricity had … Continue reading

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Day 19, Camino del Norte – Gijon to Salinas 34.9 km

  Total distance 537.3 km Daily average 28.3 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 286 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 279 m First, thank you for the responses regarding the nostril-licking trick.  It seems this is a regular occurrence amongst my bovine friends. … Continue reading

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Day 18, Camino del Norte – Amandi to Gijon 27.2 km

Total distance 502.4 km Daily average 27.9 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 562 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 577 m I think I said that there were ten beds at Albergue Ferreria – there are actually 12. I wandered around the … Continue reading

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Day 17, Camino del Norte – La Isla to Amandi (2km past Villaviciosa) 25.2 km

Total distance 475.2km Daily average 27.9 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 335 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 317 m There were around 20 pilgrims in the albergue yesterday, but the night passed surprisingly peacefully. Gunter and I set off around 7:15 … Continue reading

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Day 14, Camino del Norte – San Vicente de la Barquera to Pendueles 26 km

Total distance 387.5 km Daily average 27.6 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 285 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 258 m Today started well with a beautiful sunrise above the estuary at San Vicente. This is the first real sunrise I have … Continue reading

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Day 13, Camino del Norte – Santillana del Mar to San Vicente de la Barquera 34.5 km

Total distance 361.5 km Daily average 27.8 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 400 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 455 m A very pleasant meal was taken last evening with two French, two Germans, one Italian and me. And true to his … Continue reading

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Day 12, Camino del Norte – Santa Cruz de Bezana to Santillana del Mar 25.2 km

Total distance 327 km Daily average 27.3 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 216 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 183 m I set off after a good night’s sleep for a day’s walking entirely on road. Most of it was through pleasant … Continue reading

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Q&A 2

Can I say once again how much I appreciate all the lively comments and feedback I am receiving. Thank you so much. I am trying to pick up any specific questions that are asked and respond from time to time. … Continue reading

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Day 11, Camino del Norte – Güemes to Santa Cruz de Bezana 30 km +/-

Total distance 301.8 km Daily average 27.4 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 140 m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 170 m (Photos now included in yesterday’s post – please go back and take a look at the lovely images – link) So … Continue reading

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Day 10, Camino del Norte – Santoña to Güemes 24.2 km

Total distance 271.8 km Daily average 27.2 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation ? Today’s accumulated downhill elevation ? I didn’t do very well with my GPS today. Firstly, I forgot to turn it on until I had walked a couple of … Continue reading

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Day 9, Camino del Norte – Islares to Santoña 28.8 km

Total distance 247.6km Daily average 27.5 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 399m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 407m I have now added photos to yesterday’s post. The wifi at the campsite was not strong enough to handle uploading these files. You can … Continue reading

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Day 8, Camino del Norte – Pobeña to Islares 33 km

Total distance 218.8 km Daily average 27.4 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 337m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 320m Yesterday evening I wandered around the village of Pobeña and came to the conclusion that there might be more bars than houses. But … Continue reading

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Day 7, Camino del Norte – Bilbao to Pobeña 27 km

Total distance 185.8 km Daily average 26.5 Today’s accumulated uphill elevation 121m Today’s accumulated downhill elevation 301m Ah, the joys of sharing a room with young women (once they stopped chattering and settled down). Not a sound, no creaking beds … Continue reading

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