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Asturias

Day 7: Antiques, Asian Angel, Beautiful Beaches, Construction Traps and a Festival

  Biking the Camino de Santiago; Camino del Norte Almuña/Luarca to Ribadeo: Around 55-60 km Today is the first day I’ve noticed being physically tired. Not enough to quit, but it’s definitely hitting my body that I’ve been biking for a week straight now. Pushing through paid of with great rewards though…today was an amazing … Continue reading »

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Day 6: Tranquil Mountain Forests and Camaraderie with Pilgrims

Day 6: Biking the Camino de Santiago, Camino del Norte Approx. 55 km/34 miles: San Esteban de Pravia to Almuña One advantage of riding my bike instead of walking is that I can get to my next destination faster than the walkers, SO I don’t have to get up and out as early in the … Continue reading »

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Day 5: Breakthrough Day and a Beautiful Finish

Day 5: Camino de Santiago, Camino del Norte Gijón to Aviles to San Esteban de Pravia: Approx. 45 km (27 miles) Today was a GREAT day! In the morning, I talked with two Spaniards at the albergue who are also biking the Camino del Norte. They let me take pictures of all the maps from … Continue reading »

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Day 4: Really? More Mountains, Exhaustion, Lost, and More Police

Day 4 Camino de Santiago, Camino del Norte Sebrayo to Gijon. 34 km + about 10 km of being lost + longer detours for the bike route = 40km/24 miles I biked for about 8 hours including some breaks today. A ridiculously long time for such a short distance. Basically, I am SLOW!!! That lets … Continue reading »

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Day 3: Endless Inclines

Day 3: Camino de Santiago, Camino del Norte Approx. 28 KM; Ribadesella to Sebrayu Wanting to process the funeral from last night and enjoy the setting, I took some time to relax on the back porch, looking out at the ocean. There, I journaled and prayed a bit while enjoying my Asturian cheese with bread … Continue reading »

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