“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”
Date: 2015 June 25
Route: Gerika to Lezama
Distance: 21.8 km (13.5 mi)
Arrival: 1245 in Lezama, them bus to Bilbao
Accommodation: Albergue Garnaba (although located in the old part of the city, which is great, it is not just for pilgrims and several of us mentioned missing being with the others who were staying at the municipal.
Sol and I left the pension in Gernika around 6:15 and stopped for coffee at the lone bar that was open. I love walking through town that early. We ran into a couple from Pollonia who soon outpaced us, though I ran into them several times during the day.
On the outskirts of town, Sol and I parted ways because I like to stop to take pictures and she likes to hustle.
There was a huge climb out of town (par for the course on the Norte) through a pretty forest . The trail was rocky (there’s a shock 😉 ). Along the uphill I met a couple from Australia, Susan and Robert.
I have so many other pictures to show you and people to introduce you to (like the woman I met who did her undergrad at CAL) but it’s after eleven and I’m tired and Sol is trying to sleep. (Tomorrow is her last day).
Anyway, I look forward to being able to organize and upload all my photos from this trip in August or September.