The Camino Del Norte was never on our agenda for 2015….but with plans dashed you have to come up with new ones, so Leah and I grabbed our hiking stuff and headed for Spain. Below are a few pics from our 21 day, 550km adventure. Enjoy and do feel free to leave a comment!

Day 0 and buying a few snacks before he hit get on the train to Pamplona - Barcelona

Day 0 and buying a few snacks before we get on the train to Pamplona from Barcelona

Night 0 in the Zef room and couldn't resist taking a Selfie - Irun

Night 0 in the Zef room and couldn’t resist taking a Selfie – Irun

End of day 1 with a long promenade, triple the size of Seapoint - San Sebastian

End of day 1 with a long promenade, triple the size of Seapoint – San Sebastian

Sidewalk Sharks  - Pasai Donibane

Sidewalk Sharks – Pasai Donibane

Granite Blocks  - Basque Country

Granite Blocks – Basque Country

Pirates and Mermaids -Basque Country

Pirates and Mermaids – Basque Country

No surf here today - San Sebastian

No surf here today – San Sebastian

Big blue on day 2 - Igeldo

Big blue on day 2 – Igeldo

Shady lunch  - Aia

Shady lunch – Aia

Spanish Vineyards  - Near Talaimandi

Spanish Vineyards – Near Talaimandi

Day 2 taking its toll - Getaria

Day 2 taking its toll – Getaria

Beautiful lines, a sight for sore eyes - Near Deba

Beautiful lines, a sight for sore eyes – Near Deba

Like the tank said - Deba

Like the tank said – Deba

No idea what this parrot is banging on about - Deba

No idea what this parrot is banging on about – Deba

Tapas and well delicious beer - Markina-Xemein

Tapas and well delicious beer – Markina-Xemein

Plaza de Spania - Bolibar

Plaza de Spania – Bolibar

Basque country calling for independence - Munitibar

Basque country calling for independence – Munitibar

Left or right? - Guernica

Left or right? – Guernica

The GPS was used hourly - Munitibar

The GPS was used hourly – Munitibar

Crucial water stops, without this you won't make it - Munitibar

Crucial water stops, without this you won’t make it – Munitibar

Church 3342 - Near Arta

Church 3342 – Near Arta

Taking some air - Santillana del Mar

Taking some air – Santillana del Mar

Badass Goat - Biscay

Badass Goat – Biscay

It rained non stop in week 2 - Biscay

It rained non stop in week 2 – Biscay

The big hussle for a place to sleep - Bilbao

The big hussle for a place to sleep – Bilbao

Hunger of the Pine - Iljnzar

Hunger of the Pine – Iljnzar

Thunder storm over the sea - Biscay

Thunder storm over the sea – Biscay

Living like bergies - Daily

Living like bergies – Daily

Beautiful pool - Biscay

Beautiful pool – Biscay

Some medicine for the pain - Daily

Some medicine for the pain – Daily

Deep in thought, hmmm - Liendo

Deep in thought – Liendo

Wild and rugged - Orinon

Wild and rugged – Orinon

Small but clean surf - Castro-Urdiales

Clean but flat surf – Castro-Urdiales

Where are we - Near Liendo

Where are we – Near Liendo

Typical farm house, pretty much abondoned - Near Liendo

Typical farm house, pretty much abondoned – Near Liendo

Out of a magazine scenery - Near Santona

Out of a magazine scenery – Near Santona

Free camping under an apple tree - Liendo

Free camping under an apple tree – Liendo

Zigzag across the river - Portugalete

Zigzag across the river – Portugalete

One of our few early starts before 8am - Merely

One of the few early starts before 8am – Merely

Bare and harvested fields - Merely

Bare and harvested fields – Meruelo

Misty morning - Guemes

Misty morning – Guemes

Waiting on the train - Santander

Waiting on the train – Santander

Eye catching elephant - Santander

Eye catching elephant – Santander

Misty valley down below but up here it's all good - near Tineo

Misty valley down below but up here it’s all good – near Tineo

Descent into the Mist and geeking out with my ugly hat - hope Steven King was wrong

Descent into the Mist – hope Steven King was wrong

Long hot day with lots of climbing - Allande

Long hot day with lots of climbing – Allande

A tough climb - Puerto del Palo 1146m

A tough climb – Puerto del Palo 1146m

Incredible scenery - Grandas de Salime below

Incredible scenery – Grandas de Salime below

Grandas de Salime

Grandas de Salime

Another one of these buggers under the belt, Puerto del Acebo at 1030m

Another one of these buggers under the belt, Puerto del Acebo at 1030m

Surrounded by forest, Grandas de Salime

Surrounded by forest, Grandas de Salime

Church 1042 in the mist, Lugo

Church 1042 in the mist, Lugo

Often we would find the perfect campsite the next morning at 9, outside Lugo

Often we would find the perfect campsite the next morning at 9, outside Lugo

Jamon, Sweet Melon and Paella, near Guntin

Jamon, Sweet Melon and Paella, near Guntin

Dressed in all black, showing off her ninja kicks -  On the road

Dressed all in black, showing off her ninja kicks – On the road

When Leah has a mug of beer that size in her hand, the going is tough - Arzua

When Leah has a mug of beer that size in her hand, the going is tough – Arzua

Diligent with the morning stretches - Friol

The Doc very diligent with the morning stretches – Friol

Day 21 and last wild camp for this trip - Near Calle de Lugo

Day 21 and last wild camp for this trip – Near Calle de Lugo

Last few steps to the Cathedral - Santiago

Last few steps to the Cathedral – Santiago

Celebrating the end with some Cerveza's

Celebrating the end with some Cerveza’s

Done....hooray no walking today!

Done….hooray no walking today!

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