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C5 Galaxy, Photo by: J W Foster

We Have No Idea Where We Are Going

What will I learn about myself this time around? My Camino del Norte experience this summer was still a bit raw. I’d felt pathetic that I...

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Healing the Anxious Traveler: By Masel

Masel Writes: At one time I was a happy guy, I had no problems, many friends and a good perspective for my life. But… Four years ago...

Photo by: J W Foster

Three Things to Know About the del Norte

  The Camino del Norte is an ancient pilgrimage path along the northern coast of Spain heading to Santiago de Compostela. I walked...

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Trail Day 10: Bridges to the Spirit

The Camino del Norte: Bilbao to Pobena, 28 km I started on the city streets of Bilbao in a light rain. The early morning push of...

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Trail Day 9: Men Don’t Ask Directions

The Camino del Norte: Lezama to Bilbao, 11km I walked out of the Lezama albergue alone and followed the main road for several kilometers...

Church on Camino del Norte, Photo by: J W Foster

Trail Day 8: What Am I Suppose to Learn?

The Camino del Norte: Gernika-Lumo to Lezama, 22km This is just a waste of time, I don’t know what I’m doing here? I was...

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Trail Day 6: Horses in the Mountain Mist

The Camino del Norte: Deba to Markina – 24 km Once again, there was not a single pilgrim in sight. Was I too early or too late?...

French Pilgrims     Photo by: J W Foster

Trail Day 5: There’s a Strange Woman in my Bedroom

  The Camino del Norte: Zarautz to Deba – 22km I woke to the sounds of the city, it was 0730. It took me a few seconds to...

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Trail Day 4: Where Are the Pilgrims?

The Camino del Norte: San Sebastian to Zarautz – 20km I must first apologize for the huge lag in my blog posts. This Camino del...

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Trail Day 3: Two Spaniards, Two Umbrellas

The Camino del Norte: Irun to San Sabastian, 27 km I’d been told that this leg of the Camino del Norte would be the worst. It’s...