Yesterday I finally arrived at Bilbao. Even as I wrote this I'm still letting it all sink in—I did it! From Reinosa I had 82 miles to go and after one night spent under the stars (no tent) I reached the end of my route. Above: The view when I woke first thing. A lovely … Continue reading I did it! I pedalled/pushed 1343Km / 834 miles.
Cervera De Pisuerga is a small town I dropped into en route to Reinosa. Throughout both Portugal and Spain trees are sometimes decorated with knitted 'jumpers', and this town had a fine collection worth a mention.
Due to the hideous headwind I decided to drop riding north to the coast, especially as I’ll also have to face such while climbing mountains! So I’m now heading direct to Bilbao from León. My ride out of town was lovely, with lots of 'hello's' and waves to/from the hundreds of Camino walkers. After some … Continue reading Change of plan.
By luck I’d booked a decent hostel that made the dining area a social event. This is where I met Emma from New Zealand, Ben from Kentucky, USA and Rotem from Israel. All 3 were walking the Camino Pilgramage to Santiago. Left: Emma, Ben & Rotem. Right: Pit & Ribs We all got on great … Continue reading Life & Laughs in León