I didn’t sleep well last night so I stayed snuggled in my warm sleeping bag this morning looking at the snow on the mountains outside the window. The only bus departing Urdon left at 6pm, which meant there was no rush to get down the mountain until the afternoon.
When I forced my bare feet out of my sleeping bag and onto the cold floor, I hurried downstairs to glue myself to one of the heaters before joining Ali and Agnes on the balcony for our standard bowl of warm tea. We then headed up to the bar where I spent most of the day editing a snapshot of the Camino so far through the Basque Country.
I had terrible stomach pains today and spent a few more hours in my sleeping bag in the early afternoon before we started our descent down the mountain at 4pm. Tresviso is known for it’s award winning blue cheese, so Agnes took over 1kg down the mountain with her to share with Ernesto when she heads back to Guemes in a few days. Both Ali and Agnes are departing the trail as scheduled to head home, which meant we all ended up getting off the bus in different cities and continuing on solo. I went all the way back to Santander (80km) to start again on the Way where I left off tomorrow morning. It feels a bit weird sitting in the same bar and heading back to the same Albergue as I stayed in two nights ago, but I wouldn’t have missed this side trip with the girls for anything.
Here’s the snapshot of my first eight days of the Camino del Norte through the Basque Country…