Arrow painted on ground of Camino

The Day with the Detour: It was raining as we set out on the Camino del Norte from the Pitis Hostel but it didn’t phase us even one bit. We had slept well – the first good sleep on our pilgrimage. Since there were only fellow pilgrims in the hostel, everyone was in bed …

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.

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 …

Camino milestone

The Day We Hit 200 Miles…and the Day I Threw Up at a Church: Most days on the Camino de Santiago come with challenges wrapped up in reward. For all of the pain, it is well worth it for the beauty and the feeling of accomplishment. Day 18 on our 500-mile walk on the …

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