Tag Archives: El Camino de Santiago

Saturday Evening Mass in Santiago

With a little help from a rented car, we made it to Santiago de Compostela  in time for mass at the cathedral, the subject of this sketch. This mass was a big deal; the bishop and some 20 priests celebrated it … Continue reading

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Resting After Lunch

The terrain was much less hilly and we we made very good time on our sixth day of biking a portion of the Northern Route of El Camino de Santiago. We began on a small paved road in Colombres and … Continue reading

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Mathematician on El Camino de Santiago

Today was our best day yet on El Camino de Santiago in terms of cycling distance. We started in Cobreces and are now in Colombres, a 38 kilometer day. This pace will not get us all the way to Santiago … Continue reading

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Habitaciones Bella Vista

Today was our fourth day biking el Camino de Santiago. We made good time, aided by taking the ferry from Somo to Santander and then the light rail for 5 kilometers through the industrial portion of Santander. It was another … Continue reading

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Somo Beach, Spain

We left Laredo this morning, biking along the beach to the Santoña ferry. Then we were in gorgeous rolling hills with farmland, pasture, forest and small villages for the rest of the day. A small storm arrived with the afternoon … Continue reading

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Bike Repair on El Camino de Santiago

Bike Repair on El Camino de Santiago People here are very friendly, wishing us a “Buen Camino!” us as we pass, or spontaneously offering directions. A few hours after leaving Castro-Urales this morning the cable for the front gear on … Continue reading

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First Lunch Stop on the Camino de Santiago

On our first morning on El Camino, we made our way through Bilbao and took a ferry across the Ria de Nervion O de Bilbao into Portugalete. We stopped for a quick lunch and sketch in a small park and … Continue reading

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