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Travel Blogs from Gautegiz Arteaga
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
The forecast for today was correct as it called for rain. I got away shortly after 7:00 this morning, just a t shirt on as it was warm and a slight breeze made walking perfect. A short climb out of Pobena and the trail followed the coast making for a very scenic hike. An hour into it and the rain started so out comes the jacket and pack cover. This is the first real rain and I need some different equipment. I was wet in no time. Came upon an older couple from France, most ...
... good. I have to get a meal in me. Yesterday had no appetite which is not like me. Had a coffee and croissant for breakfast, made a sandwich out of the bun that came with it and that was all I had all day. Now trying to figure out what the menu means is something else. I've got the rice pudding figured out, just like Stella Pickering used to make when I was a kid. Lots of seafood, never any veggies with the main dish so you have to have ...
... around on a tour of the city. I will have a head start if I can muster up some energy. Bilbao from what I have seen is very clean, lots of people in the streets. The walk heading to the coast port of Portugulete about 10 Km is industrial and very boring, the book advises to take the subway. I did at least 10 Km walking today so that will make up for it. I am hoping for shorter distance walks between albergues and more choice of towns. There are lots of pilgrims and they fill ...
... difficult to get any service in the plaza. We had to change bars before we managed to get someone’s attention. We went back to the hotel for dinner as it was too early (730pm) to get anything to eat.
Today was quite a difficult day for us as this morning we heard that a very good friend of ours, Darryl from Wellington, had passed away suddenly. It will take a bit of time to come to grips with this. Rest in Peace Darryl, you will be missed.