View on the Camino de Santiago

The Day We Left Basque Country: The Camino del Norte – or northern Camino route – turns back toward the coast on this stage. It felt so good to see the water and feel that breeze again!

Beach on Camino de Santiago

The Day We Hit 100 Miles Walked: We hit a major milestone on Day Eight of walking the Camino del Norte. Just as we reached our destination of a beachside campsite in Islares, we finished our 100th mile walked. But mile 99 might have been the hardest mile yet.

camping playa arenillas islares spain

The Day We Didn’t Move: We gave ourselves a rest day on Day 9 of walking the Camino del Norte. Our bodies just needed it. We honestly thought we would go to the beach and splash around in the water, but at the end of the day, we had moved less than 0.5 miles. …

Arrow on the Camino del Norte

The Day We Stayed with the Nuns: After a rest day, I set out on Day 10 of our walk on the Camino del Norte with all kinds of spunk and pep. Lizz wanted to punch me right in the face (though she didn’t admit it until the next day). You see, she was …

Camino de Santiago rocky cliff

The Day with the Blessing…and the Sand: Day 11 of walking the Camino del Norte started so strong with a blessing from the Trinitarian Sisters in the beautiful church next to the albergue that the nuns maintain in Laredo. The sisters wished us all a good life and a good pilgrimage and I set …

A Camino animal friend

The Day We Discovered Reindeer Grease: We opted for a longer route along the Camino del Norte on Day 12, opting for sweeping coastal views and meandering paths instead of the shorter paved way. My feet hurt, but I see this day as the one where I really started to learn to compartmentalize pain …

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