Day 14 Somo to Santander 4 miles (210 miles total)

Today was a “nero” day. As in nearly zero miles. 
It was raining, windy, and cold in the morning. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a fair weather hiker! 
I basically walked out of Somo to a ferry stop, took the ferry across the bay to Santander and walked a ways through the city. 

The temperature today was in the mid-50’s. My planning for this trek did not factor these type of temps in. 
As I was killing time I decided to check out the latitude here and discovered it is basically the same as Toronto, Canada. Add in the fact that we’re next to a cold ocean and it starts to make sense. Probably should have looked into that a month ago. I would have brought a pair of long pants along!
Santander is a fairly big city with some interesting architecture. This is the Banco de Santander building. I found that interesting because, at one point, I owned some stock in that. Can’t remember how that worked out so that means probably not very good.

The Camino goes right down “Main Street”. 

By late afternoon, the wind was still blowing but sky was clearing up. Today was first time I recalled any real wind. 
This picture looks back across the bay to the cliffs we walked along yesterday.

This whole latitude discovery helps explain another thing. Sun doesn’t set here until about 10PM
I thought about stopping in here and buying myself a fiddle but all they sell is clothes. Guess I could have gotten a pair of pants. 

I’ve covered 210 miles in 2 weeks. I hoped to do 100 miles/week so pretty much on pace.  I know now that I can really do 100 miles in 5 days and take 2 days off so I’ve got that going for me…which is nice. 
There is a path called the Camino Primitivo that splits off from the Camino del Norte somewhere up ahead. It sounds much more physically challenging. I’ve really done zero research on it as I just heard someone talk about it last night but my curiosity is peaked. 
The Camino del Norte eventually turns inland. If the Primitivo doesn’t force me to miss too much beach scenery, I may take it. Something to think about. 
Tomorrow’s weather sounds nice so I’ll be getting a move on in the morning. 
Happy trails and buen Camino!

3 thoughts on “Day 14 Somo to Santander 4 miles (210 miles total)

  1. Pete, I too owned Santander stock when my former employer Sovereign Bank was acquired by them. Can’t say the outcome proved profitable, but that may have had something to do with 2008 in general. ;^(

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  2. Changes in latitude, changes in attitude…. Is there Bud in Espana? The label shows North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Just an FYI, we also have it here in South America, where the latitude is 2 degrees south and the sun rises & sets at virtually the exact same hour every day of the year. Just sayin’…….

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  3. You need to buy a pair of long pants. Surely there has been a clothing store of some type along the way. Think about that as your next city. Santander looks like a very nice city. Stay safe. Love You, MOM

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