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Day 7 Budia to Siguenza….cold and windy

*The sun rises and the church bell tolls its timely reminder, as it has done since 6am. Budia stretches and yawns. Somewhere, in a matchbox bedroom in a house grand with time, in a street paved with history, Spanish Harry Secombe is awakened and strokes the familiar softness of his wife's shoulders as she lay,… Continue reading Day 7 Budia to Siguenza….cold and windy

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Spain Coast to Coast – Epilogue

     It's a chilly and uneventful ride from Comillas to Santander, except that Santander is very busy, which I expected, it being port town. And so it is all over, and it feels slightly odd. I have a mixture of emotions. I have been so focused on this project since the middle of January, with… Continue reading Spain Coast to Coast – Epilogue

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Day 13 Aguilar to Comillas

Today was to be another longish ride, but it would see me reach the north coast, and be the end, almost, of my journey, save for Wednesday,when I have a boat to catch, and there is something of an unreal sentiment about it all. I planned to go through the Parque Natural Saja-Besaya into Cantabria… Continue reading Day 13 Aguilar to Comillas

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Day 12 Palencia to Aguilar de Campoo

With 60+ miles to do today it was important to get the preparation right. An appropriately light 3 course dinner and a good night's sleep being a prerequisite, I did well on both despite the 2 am. crazies who I think were eventully expelled from the hotel. Breakfasting in my room on a couple of… Continue reading Day 12 Palencia to Aguilar de Campoo