Camino Blog

We’ll Keep it Updated Live – Starting from St Jean on 25th April 2018.

Day 8 – Puente La Reina to Estella

Day 8 – Puente La Reina to Estella

Accommodation Our plan at the moment was to book maybe one day ahead and then once we're comfortable with our walking distances, perhaps not book at all and just see what's available as we're coming to each town. But it seems quite busy at the moment and when I'm...

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Day 9 – Estella to Los Arcos

Day 9 – Estella to Los Arcos

The Marvelous Spanish Health System From about day 3, Pat mentioned that she was getting headaches, and in fact on the descent down into Zubiri, she felt a little bit dizzy.     By the time we got to Estella, we went into a pharmacy. They took one look and then said,...

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Day 10 – Los Arcos to Viana

Day 10 – Los Arcos to Viana

Water System On my first Camino, I used a water bladder inside the pack and felt that that was quite good, and I carried an extra emergency packet inside of my pack. There's always a huge debate about what's the best system to use for water. Many people love bladders,...

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Day 11 – Viana to Logroño

Day 11 – Viana to Logroño

We're losing all track of time... Sorry for the lack of posting. Long story. I'm a lazy blogger! One of my  amazing team back at work, Maybelle, very kindly posts my pics and videos and transcribes my audios.... But of course at the weekend that doesn't happen. 😀 We...

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Day 12 – Warm Day to Navarrete

Day 12 – Warm Day to Navarrete

I think it got to about 24 today. Really quite warm. I have been carrying two hiking umbrellas and they finally got used today.  Awesome! So much more comfortable. No need to wear a hat and much cooler under the umbrella. I got the short handled versions to save...

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The Real Camino Challenge

The Real Camino Challenge

Many people will argue that the Camino is mainly a physical challenge. Others, me included, that it is more of an emotional challenge, just to keep going day after day. But I think the sad reality is.... it's really a challenge of energy in versus energy out !  Of not...

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Camino ‘Smarties’

Camino ‘Smarties’

No I'm not referring to clever Pilgrims but painkillers and anti inflammatories. Firstly, let me say that any medications should of be taken following professional medical advice! So on  my first Camino I 'survived' with a couple of daily doses of Panadol...

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Day 14 – Nájera to Santo Domingo

Day 14 – Nájera to Santo Domingo

Last night in Nájera we tried an albergue, although it was a private room. It was a nice change, and I think we both came to the conclusion that pay a little bit more for a casa rural or small hotel is worth it for the additional privacy and peace and quiet.    ...

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