Tag: Hiking

LIVE FROM TRAIL My Camino Kit

I have been working on this blog for a few days, I was going to do it before I left but I thought its better to see how it goes before I recommend what to take or indeed what not to take. MY RUCKSACK/BACKPACK…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances : Los Arcos – Viana

Yet another glorious day on the Camino, it has been a bit windy at times. Sorry for the delay- I could not upload photos very well, they kept on deleting themselves. I saved as draft and chilled out as I was tired anyway. I…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances: Estella-Los arcos

DISTANCE : 22.41K ELEVATION GAINED : 383M ELEVATION LOST : 368M DIFFICULTY: Easy (but 12k with no water or supplies) Yet another fantastic day- the secound half did drag on a bit I must say but it has been a wonderful day! I set…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances: Cirauqui – Estella

DISTANCE 13.9KM Another short day for me, I am really enjoying this approach! Ideally I would have carried on as I finished early but its really hard finding places that accept dogs. The next dog friendly hostel is in Los Arcos so I will…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances : Puente la reyna – Cirauqui

I am writing this from an albergue in Cirauqui that accepts dogs. It is called Casa de Ocogida Bidegain. There is very limited signal so I can not access my blog. I am writing this as a text message so I can copy and…

LIVE FROM TRAIL Camino Frances: Pamplona – Puenta de la reyna

DISTANCE: 24.92 ELEVATION GAINED: 484m ELEVATION LOST: 541m DIFFICULTY: easy to moderate What a stunning day we have had on a fantastic track all along the way. I was expecting the elevation and gradient to be much harder than it was but all that…

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances : Espinal to Pamplona

DISTANCE : ~40KM ELEVATION GAIINED : ~300 – 400M DIFFICULTY : Easy but relentless WOW!!! what a long day, we really set ourselves up for a long one! Haha! So generally really lovely walking conditions on lovely built paths making very pleasant walking indeed….

LIVE ON TRAIL Camino Frances: San Jean Pied de Port and the Pyranees

Ok so walking across the Pyranees turned out to be in terrential rain with no visability and we were advised to take the road route. This would have meant lots of walking in terrential rain with 2 dogs on a lead, on a busy…

Pre camino prep and frustration

I am driving to Saint Jean Pied de Port tomorrow to spend the night and start the pilgrimage of the Camino de Frances. Bag all packed – check Logistics and accommodation sorted – check Dog stuff all packed and ready – check So I’m…

CAMINO DEL NORTE Stage 1: Irun-San Sebastian

Difficulty: Moderate, hard in places Distance: 26km Elevation gained: 823 meters Elevation lost: 820 meters What a beautiful start to the Camino del Norte and boy have you got to work for those views! I left the albergue in Irun, took a left up the…

Processionary caterpillar (Thaumetopoea pityocampa)

So these little babies are equally as interesting as they are dangerous. ****NO TOCAR**** ****DO NOT TOUCH**** They are named after their travelling habits as they follow eachother one by one in this magestic manner which forms a procession. As beautiful as they are…

Urkulu: A nature reserve and lake in the heart of the Basque Country

This nature reserve with a huge lake is a little gem in the province of Gipuzkoa. It is a really easy walk for all abilities and ages. Even if you don’t fancy a walk there are many benches, toilets and fountains at the entrance and dotted…