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.

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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.

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

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