Day 12 – Islares to Santoña

Today at 7 when dark still we left to begin the journey from our hilltop albergue with the great view over the sea, through Laredo to Santoña. We walked up the street from our albergue, passing the road to our friend’s campground where I had swum the previous day, and onto the 2-laned highway. I…

Day 11 – Pobeña to Islares

There was rustling in the room. Someone’s headlamp blazed as they sought their belongings. I got up.  This weariness settled over me. My energy was low. My feet ached just landing on the cold tile floor. Standing was difficult yet those feet needed to carry me 24km that day that amazingly became 24 miles.  I eased…

Day 9 – Albergue Eskerika to Bilbao

“Brian, wow! This verse jumped out to me and made me stop… ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths’ (Proverbs 3: 5-6). I hope you have the most wonderful experiences on your journey! I know…

Day 8 – Monasterio de Zenarruza to Albergue Eskerika

“Dearest Brian, I am praying for you to experience the most wonderful things on this adventure. I know God will put amazing people in your path and that you will find God in the strangest places, but He will give you the wisdom to see him. I will miss you but I am so happy…

Day 7 — Monasterio de Zenarruza

We all awoke early, around 6. It was dark still. I sliced the baguettes left by the monastery for the breakfast (snack) and the packets of hot chocolate, instant coffee and the container of milk on the table outside on the still dark balcony. The only way to heat up the milk was in the…

Day 6– Izarbide to Monasterio de Zenarruza

I read the scriptures for the day and this one from Ezekiel jumped off the page, where God speaking to Ezekiel had said, “Son of Man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to tthem carefully for yourself. Then go to your people, saying, This is what the Sovereign Lord…