If you’re near sea level on the Camino del Norte, you can be assured that you won’t be there for long. Vice versa, if you’re at the height of land along a ridge or on top of a hill or mountain, a drop in elevation, often to the sea, is likely coming soon. It was in Getaria, in the middle of a warm afternoon, I looked at my map and elevation profile, and said to myself, “I can do this!” It was wishful thinking, but a little foolish considering my fitness. Ahead of me was 18 kilometers of ups and downs, including two strenuous climbs to Deba.
I left my last post, On the Camino Del Norte in Spain, Zarautz to Getaria, facing Monument Juan Sebastian Elcano. Let’s turn around and look at the roundabout, highlighted by this open boat. After a short break, I had a quick walk around the town and rejoined the Camino del Norte.