The Day When it All Began: We were all anticipation as we set out for our first day of walking the Camino del Norte. Two utter and complete bundles of nerves and excitement. Would we be up for the task of walking 14 miles? Would our bags be too heavy? Would we kill each …

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!

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 …

Backpack on the Camino

The Day with a Camino Catch 22: We took a taxi from Santander to the beautiful town of Santillana del Mar on Day 13 of walking the Camino del Norte. There we lounged in a café and enjoyed the quaint town square. Well, after I cleaned out the local pharmacy of all it had …

Fence on the Camino del Norte

The Day That Involved Barbed Wire, Stinging Nettle & Railroad Tracks: We set out on Day 15 of walking the Camino del Norte prepared to walk 23 miles. But that didn’t happen. Somewhere between crawling under a barbed-wire fence, running into stinging nettle, and walking back to the official route by way of narrow …

The Day That We Made a New Friend: Sometimes on the Camino del Norte, it seems that you walk toward a destination for three days. That’s how it felt when we got to Llanes. We are finally here! But we made it and we relished in being in a large town where we could …

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