Tag: camino del norte

  • El fin: Gijón

    El fin: Gijón

    More than six months after I finished my Camino del Norte, it’s probably about time I finished writing about it.  It’s taken a while—the year got away from me, somehow, and to be honest, I haven’t felt much like writing.  Which is a pity, really, as I’ve been on soooo many adventures!  Post-Camino and after […]

  • Leche: San Esteban de Leces and Villaviciosa

    Leche: San Esteban de Leces and Villaviciosa

    Days 20 and 21 saw me (re-)meeting the Slovak, and encountering the character that would come to be known as El Tigre.  It was…eventful. Day 20: San Esteban de Leces (29km) After my night in the pube- and mould-beridden pension, I set out in the vague direction of Ribadasella.  A little outside of Celorio I […]

  • Hambre: San Vicente de la Barquera, Buelna, and Celorio

    Hambre: San Vicente de la Barquera, Buelna, and Celorio

    Days 17-19 of my Camino del Norte were far from the most eventful, with illness, a bit of boring trail, and a seriously dirty pension.  All part of the experience, right? Day 17: San Vicente de la Barquera (~14km) The day after Comillas, my intention was to head to Colombres.  Not because it’s a major stop […]

  • Romanza: Santander to Santillana del Mar and Comillas

    Romanza: Santander to Santillana del Mar and Comillas

    Day 15: Santander to Santillana del Mar (~42km) The stretch of the Camino del Norte beween Santander and Santillana del Mar was one of the most beautiful parts of the walk (though admittedly, I’d recommend it on a bike rather than on foot, due to all the asphalt, and in order to speed past the […]

  • Americanos: Tarrueza to San Miguel Meruelo and Santander

    Americanos: Tarrueza to San Miguel Meruelo and Santander

    Days 11 through 14 of my Camino del Norte saw beaches, blisters, and my becoming smitten with an American couple. Day 11: Tarrueza to San Miguel Meruelo (27km) Day 11 had another very lazy start, with my not leaving the albergue until twenty past 8.  I was still quite tired and sore, and not feeling […]

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