The Camino Norte

Getting lost in the hills

Only a short walk today – a little over 20kms – but we are prepared for some steep climbs and for the going to be a little slow. Thankfully the dreaded blisters have been kept at bay. I’ve a new but worn in pair of lightweight boots and I always wear a thin icebreaker sock under the heavier oversock. So far so good. My back is also holding up and it is with a spring in the step that we take the promenade road around the bay into Getania just as the sun rises on a lovely day.


We take the opportunity to have a second breakfast of a delicious local almond flavoured pastry and the obligatory cafe con leche.  Fortified, we start the long ascent to Zumai and then to Itiziar.



Mike is fast on the hills and is soon out of sight. I…

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