A beach sunset on the Camino del Norte

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.

A beach sunset on the Camino del Norte

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 we couldn’t be bothered to do anything but lounge around and drink sangria. …

An Arrow Painted on rock 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 …

A pilgrim stands on a coastline cliff on the Camino del Norte

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 road on the Camino del Norte

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 …

An albergue welcome sign on the camino del norte

The Day We Followed a Sign & Walked Right Into…Masturbate-Gate: Yeah, you read that right. I was finally able to put my hiking boots back on my feet on Day 14 of walking the Camino del Norte. After pushing my hiking sandals beyond their limits over 30 miles and through two painful days, the …