Unlike so many other pilgrims, I am pleased to say that neither, me, Julie or Rachel got a single blister in the 92 miles that we covered on our first Camino. Blisters were probably one of my top worries, so I read articles, watched YouTube videos and took advice from my brother (marathon runner) and…

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I was expecting lots of tapas, sangria and paella, but the food on the Camino was so much more than that! We arrived in St Jean Pied De Port and headed up to our first stop at the Orrison Albergue, where I ate my very first ever Spanish tortilla.  My friend Jane had told me…

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This is my first blog since I have returned from my first Camino.  We only walked for 6 days and walked over 90 miles, but we are already planning trip number two! Now that I have experienced my first part of the Camino, what did I learn?  Did I take anything that I never used?…

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Walked: 20.98 km (13.04 miles) 32,282 steps. Fitness: I feel great and I’m sure I’ve lost some weight!!Julie is walking on pure adrenaline as her knee and sunburn look so painful. Rachel had sore feet, sore collar bones and hips. There were a few foggy heads this morning after the late night of “spoons” and…

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  Weather: way to hot!!! We all got sunburnt. Fitness: All of us are feeling ok. Julie has a bad knee, Rachel has sore shoulders and feet and I feel fine. Our friend Brad had a very bad day with his knee and he just kept going on his own today. We missed him, and…

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Walked: 18.17 miles (29.24 KM), 44,956 steps) Weather: A real mix of rain and hot weather. It really could not make up its mind today! Our Albergue in Zuribi was rather basic but clean and very friendly. We were lightweights and fell asleep by 9pm, which meant we were all wide awake at 5am (except…

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