Category Archives: rural

Day 8: Lorca to Villamayor de Monjardin

Today’s walking was a bit tough for me, especially the last hour when the temperature was over 30C and my the mountain path up was tough. I was so tempted to stop at Azqueta, which looked lovely. And actually one … Continue reading

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Day 6 Pamplona to Muruzábel

Today’s walk was quite tough going. The climb from Cizir Menor (where Marene and I stopped for coffee) was quite brutal ,,. And the weather was sunny and very hot! I stopped off at S.Andreas church in Zariquieque, and also … Continue reading

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Day 4: Linzoain to Zabaldika via Zubiri

Half-way between Orreaga/Roncesvalles and Pamplona stands Zubiri. The mediaeval bridge that give the town its name crosses the river Arga. It is also known as ‘Rabies Bridge’ and witnessed a singular tradition in years gone by: animals were walked around … Continue reading

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Day 3: Roncesvalles to Linzoain

Linzoain is a teeny weeny Basque town in the Navarre region of northern Spain just after the Pyrenees. I made the decision last night not to walk all the way to Zubiri with my Camino family-friends but stop off earlier. … Continue reading

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Day 2: Orisson – Roncesvalles Wednesday 12th September

Today wasn’t as sunny as yesterday but that was just as well as the route de Napoleon (closed in winter) really is a climb over the Pyrenees. I’m so glad I’d made the decision to overnight in Orisson (elevation 900m) … Continue reading

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In France … and the adventures continue

Walking to Haydaye wasn’t as straight forward as it looked, but I made it. I spotted many walkers -with poles and backpacks – but they were all heading the opposite direction, which was a bit worrying. Then I realised they … Continue reading

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T minus 3 : time to celebrate

Part of the Way of St James goes through the Rioja region of Spain, and my friend Reija bought us a bottle of rosé to toast my forthcoming pilgrimage … I haven’t ignored the walking or running this week either, … Continue reading

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