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Day 16 – Leaving, on a jet plane…

Cudillero to Asturias Aeropuerto – 15 miles It was a sad moment to leave this pretty little town today. Everyone has their place that they go to cleanse their soul, I certainly have those places in the UK and now … Continue reading

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Day 15 – My spirit is crying for leaving

Chilling in Cudillero  This place reminds me of so many great places in the UK, a beautiful seaside port. It doesn’t matter where you go in the World; waves sound the same, the Sea smells of the Sea and the gulls … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Let’s go back to the start

Villaviciosa to Gijon: 18.91 miles Joined up with last years start point today, this was the minimum that I wanted to achieve this year so I’m pretty chuffed considering the damn heat and then the damn rain. 19 miles done … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Netflix and chill

Villaviciosa rest day: 0.66 miles 🙂 My feet continued to give me trouble all through the night last night so I had pretty much decided before I even woke up this morning that I needed a rest day. Last year … Continue reading

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Day 12 – For now I smell the rain, and with it pain, and it’s headed my way… ramble on.

Colunga to Villaviciosa: 13.45 miles As soon as I hit the pavement today it didn’t take me long to realise something had gone wrong over night. My feet hurt, really hurt. Blisters I can deal with, that pain goes away … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Angry skies.

Ribadesella to Colunga: 15.19 miles ​I hear you are all still baking in the UK? Well I have traditional English weather right here 🙂  Wet weather gear required for the next few days. Thunder and lightning storms for most of … Continue reading

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Day 10 – In grand company…

Llanes to Ribadesella: 23.47 miles I’m not sure how much sense this is going to make because I just got back from a great meal out, joined by my new good friends Janet & Steve from So-Cal. A starter, main … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Roll the dice…

Unquera to Llanes: 20.74 miles Truth be told, the last couple of days have really dragged because a lot of the walking was road walking. Sometimes it feels so boring and grey. They were punctured by the occasional stroll past … Continue reading

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Day 8 – By air, land and sea…

Comillas to Unquera: 19.44 miles Today had a bit of everything. Long romantic strolls on the beach to see the sunrise, a great view of the Pico’s mountain range, fresh clean air at 1,400ft, grande cafe con leche for breakfast … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Back to the Ocean

​Santillana del Mar to Comillas: 17.97 miles Day 7 done. Got a place right on the beach tonight, can hear the waves crashing on the beach outside 🙂 Expensive but worth it. I missed the coast yesterday so this makes … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Planes, trains and walking boots…

Santander to Santillana del Mar: 15.39 miles Being woken at 4am to the sound of torrential rain is not music to a hikers ears. You just know it’s going to be a rough day. So,the weather forecast was right. Although … Continue reading

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Day 5 – New friends

Guemes to Santander: 13.25 miles  Day 5 started with a view of a beautiful sunrise straight out the window, always a nice greeting first thing in the morning.  Day 5 finished. Some great walking today and met some good people. … Continue reading

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Day 4 –  A point of no return

Laredo to Guemes: 18.44 miles For most travellers on the Camino, Day 4 is a really important day. It is often the day where a lot of people give up. They have tried, but realise they have possibly bitten off … Continue reading

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Day 3 – In to the valleys

​Castro-Urdiales to Laredo: 19.2 miles Day 3 done and another beautiful beach rolls by. This place reminded me of Camber Sands, so flat and beautiful.  After this it all got very difficult.  Climbing up through the Pico’s. Several hundred feet … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Every step is a photograph

​Pobena to Castro-Urdiales: 10.25 miles Sounds like the name of a Coldplay song, but it is the perfect comment for today’s walk. ​The reason I chose this route is that, for most part, it hugs the coastline. The views today … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Happy trails…

Bibao to Pobena: 22 miles Stepping off a flight to a foreign land can be very disorientating. Especially when you have no one to meet you, no bus taking you to a posh hotel and not a great grasp of … Continue reading

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Camino 2015 – All the pics

**WARNING** Contents contain selfies and naked feet 🙂 Whilst updating this blog, and planning my 2016 trip, I took to looking back through the photographs of the 2015 tour and realised that I have a lot lot more than were … Continue reading

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Day 8 – head in the clouds.

So that was a relatively easy day. 13 miles and pretty much flat. Still travelling across the mountain ridges, a few thousand feet above see level. The morning began with what Galicia is famous for, as in England, they have … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Albergues are maybe not for me!

So I survived a night of torrential snoring from the guy in the bed next to me. He also had a habit of staring at me like he was going to cut my throat whilst  I slept. Plus, he struggled … Continue reading

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Day 2 – I’m just here for one thing

Okay,  lesson of day 1 is not to get too distracted.  It’s a beautiful place,  many things to see, but if you stray off the path then its costs time and foot mileage. I covered 16 miles today, from Soto … Continue reading

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A treasure map…

Fate is a terribly curious thing! I just stumbled across this amazing print. It was lying in a dark corner of a shop that I had no intentions of visiting, except I had 10 minutes to spare whilst waiting for … Continue reading

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The Grand Plan…

Why? Back in April, after ending a very long and drawn out personal relationship, I decided that my mind needed to be purged. What better way to do it than push yourself, to break yourself, so that you can then … Continue reading

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