Tag Archives: Spain

From Soto de Luiñes to Luarca and onward . . .

Wednesday, September 23, 2015.  Today I leave Soto de Luiñes for Luarca, and the sun is finally out just a bit, so here are some photos of this little place before I go. The bus to Luarca comes on time … 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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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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Well, I’m OFF!!

My pack is packed, pills are in little tiny ziplocks, and I only have about 5 hours of work before I can leave!  But fortunately, I don’t have an early morning flight tomorrow, so I will have a bit more … Continue reading

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It’s Not Camino Weather Yet

Saturday, February 28, 2015 I hate to start with the cliche, “How can February be over already?”, but it’s what’s on my mind.  Yes, it’s a short month, but still time is flying by, and this year, we actually have … Continue reading

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On The Road Again . . . Soon!

February 18, 2015 Last month I was traveling in Indonesia, more accurately on the Gili Islands and Bali, visiting my son Tanner and his girlfriend Hanna from Sweden.  Traveling halfway around the world to meet Hanna and to see my … Continue reading

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Zubiri to Pamploma

Wednesday, September 4 – Zubiri to Pamploma Today’s weather was similarly spectacular, the heat similarly brutal, but the tree cover significantly diminished.  I wondered often whether I might have heat stroke before the day was over.  (Have I said that … Continue reading

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