Monthly Archives: September 2015

Caves and Cóbreces and on to San Vicente de la Barquera

Friday, September 11, 2015.  Raise a glass today . . . the 14th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.  And I spend the morning walking to, and exploring, a replica of the Caves of Altamira, near Santillana … Continue reading

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The Long Way To Somo, Skipping Santander, On to Santillana del Mar

Thursday, September 10, 2015.  Last night, Ernesto, through his translator peregrin0, told us about the longer but more beautiful coastal walk today to Somo, rather than taking the road. Feeling motivated and ready to be off the asphalt, I jump … Continue reading

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To Noja and Guemes

Wednesday, Sepember 9, 2015. From Argoños – Noja to Guemas and the “famous” Albergue de Peregrinos de Bustio Up this morning early and out; the “carrot” is the first café con leche of the day in Noja, 4 km from … Continue reading

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Castro Urdiales – Laredo – Santoñes – Argoños

Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  After ten hours of sleep and a couple more to wake up and make some decisions, I walked to the bus stop for Laredo, the next stage.  Continue to figure out how and where I’m going … Continue reading

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I’m Getting Ahead Of Myself

Please disregard the first, disjointed and incomplete post about “Bilbao to Pobeña – No Room At The Inn.”  I have been trying to finish this one, and found myself clicking on “Publish” rather than “Save Draft”. The sun is hot, … Continue reading

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Bilbao to Pobeña – And No Room At The Inn

Sunday, September 6, 2015.  Hotel Abando’s checkout time is noon, so we take our time, go out to have breakfast (remember that Ria found a place with FRIED EGGS and bacon!), pack up and follow the recommendations of our books … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Bilbao

Saturday, September 5, 2015. Waking up in the Hotel Abando rather than an albergue is a shock. No sounds of the other pilgrims getting ready to hit the road at 6:30 a.m. No sound at all. Ria was in the … Continue reading

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On the road from Deba through Guernika to Bilbao

Thursday, September 3, 2015.  From Deba, I skip quickly past Markina (see a pilgrim getting off the bus in Deba as I get on, and two more young pilgrims joining me in Deba to points west) and walk for  two … Continue reading

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Reflections, Part One

September 3, 2015.  Waking up in my own room in Deba was luxurious, and it gives me a chance to do some writing before I move to the next stage of the journey.  As I have walked during the past … Continue reading

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Orio to Zumaia to Deba

NOTE:  An adjusted post.  Some of you might have seen part of this erroneously attached to August 31 narratative.  Again, mea culpa. Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Happy Birthday, Mom! She would have been 94 today. And she still would have … Continue reading

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