Walking the Camino del Norte from Zarautz to Deba was rough for us. Not because the beautiful coastal views and moderate hills and slopes were all that challenging. Mostly because Day Two on the Camino de Santiago is a really hard day. Writing from a post-Camino perspective, this was my hardest day of walking – …

We woke up on Day Five of walking the Camino del Norte feeling well-rested and relaxed and ready to walk from Mendata to Guernica to Bilbao. Only we weren’t exactly going to walk the whole way! Let’s dive in! The Day We Went to a Carnival: Setting out from Mendata to Guernica to Bilbao Because …

Our guidebook advised us that this stretch of the Camino del Norte from Bilbao to Portugalete was boring and ugly, so we did what most people do when they go on a long walk…we put it in Google Maps! The Day We Went on a Camino del Norte Pub Crawl from Bilbao to Portugalete: By …

The Camino del Norte – or northern Camino route – turns back toward the coast on this stage from Portugalete to Pobeña. It felt so good to see the water and feel that breeze again! The Day We Left Basque Country: Our bodies felt great on this day, but my feet really hurt. New blisters …

After a rest day, I set out on Day 10 of our pilgrimage on the Camino del Norte from Islares to Laredo with all kinds of spunk and pep. And Lizz wanted to punch me right in the face. You see, she was still hurting from that paved shortcut we took on day eight and …

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 in …