Camino del Norte 2015

Day 4 on the Camino del Norte: Zumaia to ? Photo Preview

June 21, 2015

This is SO beautiful I had to share using data instead of waiting for wifi. Thanks to my friend, David, who surprised me by offering to pay for Internet service while I am here as a Camino gift!

The featured photo (and I would love it if someone’s house uses WordPress  could tell me if my featured photos are showing up because they aren’t on the app) was taken just after sunrise about 30 minutes outside the town of Zumaia where I stayed last night at an old convent that has been renovated and turned into an albergue de peregrinos.

At Elorriaga between Zumaia and Deba on the Camino del Norte

I’m so happy that I didn’t try to do this yesterday afternoon when I would have been hot and tired. It’s absolutely stunning in the morning light and I’m well-rested and refreshed so can really enjoy it. Have hardly made any forward progress because I keep stopping to take photos, lol. Which is as it should be because it brings me so much joy.

Just after sunrise outside Zumaia. It’s the first day pn the Camino this year I have seen the sunrise.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Jen Hofmann June 22, 2015 at 00:18

    The photos are showing up and, wow, are they beautiful. I love that you saw the sunrise on the longest day of the year. That seems perfect somehow.

    Thinking of you and sending happy camino vibes. Keep living that joy!

    • Reply Sometimes She Travels June 22, 2015 at 00:21

      Oh gosh, that IS cool! I’d forgotten about the solstice. Thanks for pointing it out Jen. By the way, how’s that resistance going, lol?

  • Reply johanna van der Wees June 22, 2015 at 01:29

    Jenny is it much walking on asphalt? I will be there in september this year. what is your average distance a day? Your photos are fabulous!

  • Reply johanna van der Wees June 22, 2015 at 01:30

    Elissa, sorry 🙂

    • Reply Sometimes She Travels June 22, 2015 at 11:18

      No worries, Johanna.

      Yes, a great deal of walking on asphalt and very large rocks. I am averaging about 10 miles per day and the only reason it’s not kicking my butt is because of the residuals from when I was hiking regularly in Marin County, CA, which has similar terrain (see my trading pages from last year and this year for details). I would be having a really hard time if I had to do longer stages.

  • Reply Ally June 22, 2015 at 01:32

    Stunning photos Elissa, especially the one overlooking the coast. Looks like fabulous scenery all around.
    Of course, winter solstice here in Australia – the shortest day of the year!!

    • Reply Sometimes She Travels June 22, 2015 at 11:19

      Thanks Ally. It’s gorgeous here. Lol, that’s right, opposite sides of the earth!

  • Reply Mike June 22, 2015 at 05:29

    The photos are great, beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply ingrid June 22, 2015 at 05:31

    Sunrises on the Camino are magic. When you start walking just a little bit in the dark… you feel the warmth of the sun before you see her rise. You turn and capture that moment of rebirth. Magic.

  • Reply Holly June 22, 2015 at 05:42

    I can see the photos and they look great! What a beautiful place, and I’m so glad you’re happy.

    • Reply Sometimes She Travels June 22, 2015 at 11:22

      Thanks Holly! Lol every time I type your name, I accidentally type, “hilly”.

  • Reply billie greene June 24, 2015 at 11:02

    The photos are “out of this world”. So glad that the vistas and the experiences are bringing you joy. Love seeing the light that you are able to capture. You’re one heck of a role model!!
    love, mom

  • Reply Daniel June 25, 2015 at 01:12

    Great photos! Im beginning the Camino del Norte next week and have taken great pleasure in browsing your photos. Good luck for the rest and buen camino!

  • Reply Yeni July 3, 2015 at 22:12

    Me encantaron las fotos!

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