Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rest for the weary

Navarette 0 Km Today was a day of relaxation… Of actual sleeping in and not having to pack in order to walk to our next destination.  Today we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast after church, like regular people.  The only thing … Continue reading

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Life as a Movie

Day 9: 29KM Viana – Navarette Up early and the courtyard of the albergue is wet. Time to finally dig out the rain gear we have been carrying, and our pack covers for good measure. The night before was the … Continue reading

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Basking in Basque Country

  (Day 8: 21 KM) Los Arcos – Viana I thought I could escape the use of KT tape for my knee this trip, but it appears not to be the case.  My knee has started to act up again.  … Continue reading

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Oasis

(Day 7: 22 KM) Estella – Los Arcos Up early in order to make it to the wine fountain (next to the Monasterio Irache) and at least a taste before the day’s allotment is totally consumed, we exit our albergue … Continue reading

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Fast Track

(Day 6 – 26 KM) La Reina – Estella Todays plan is once again to divide and conquer.  Yesterday’s trek took a lot out of Sue and Jerry, and frankly we were pretty surprised and proud of them for hanging … Continue reading

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Rocky Road (and I’m not talk’n ice cream)

(Day 5: 24km) Pamplona – Puente la Reina The best part about today was stopping; a random lemonade stand in the middle of a steep hill climb; and the refreshing shower (we were able to have a “un-interrupted” shower as … Continue reading

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Pamplona

(Day 4: 21Km) Zubiri – Pamplona Jesus picks up Sue and Jerry and we walk out of their albergue and onto the Camino sans 2km…excellent! The trail is fairly benign and we breakfast (again.. toast and coffee don’t really cut … Continue reading

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Reservations?

(Day 3: 24 km) We set our alarm for 5:45am, however this was an act in futility and completely unnecessary.  Promptly at 0600 the lights go on and a lovely old gentleman/ hospitalier walks the dormitory singing Ave Maria.. loudly.  … Continue reading

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Roncesvalles

Today’s plan is divide and conquer.  Paul and I will finish the trek from Valcarlos to Roncesvalles, which we are told is uphill all the way for 13 km.  Sue and Jerry opt out for a cab to Roncesvalles.  The … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

(Day 1: 13km) This morning we hoof it to the train station to catch a train first to Beyonne and then to Saint Jean Pied de Port.  When we get to Beyonne we are directed to a bus, as are … Continue reading

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