Day 16 Santillana del Mar to Comillas 15 miles (251 miles total)

My feet and knees were sore enough last night that I got up about 1AM and soaked in a hot bathtub for 20 minutes. Felt a bit better after that. 

They weren’t lying about the wind warning. Blew pretty hard all day. Guessing sustained winds near 30 mph and gusts to 40. 

I really like the Spanish architecture. They’re not afraid to accentuate with flowers which I like as well. 

Remember yesterday when I saw what I hoped were clouds up in the mountains. Well, they’re not clouds. 

Llamas…or are they alpacas…or is it the same thing?

Heading back to the coast. This wind is howling. Going into the wind, my hat tries to blow off but string holds it on…and darn near chokes me. 

In most of the towns, the Camino goes by or near a church. This is in Cóbreces. One of the standouts from my perspective. 

Kris, I say we get something like this to tow around the country!  Looks like something the Clampett’s should have had.  Jay Reidenbach, think we can just park it in Plantation?

The sea is very angry today. 

That really is snow and it keeps getting closer!  Been walking towards it for 2 days. 

That is Comillas in distance. It is an older beach town (cobblestone streets).

Antoni Gaudi is my favorite architect. Well, right after Bernie and Renae Wenzig.  These pics are from El Capricho, one of his first works of importance (1883-1885). 

Kris and I toured a few of his buildings in Barcelona last spring. He died in 1926 at the age of 74. He was so far ahead of his time that I’m not sure his time has come yet. Well, maybe the 1960’s!!
Happy trails and buen Camino!

5 thoughts on “Day 16 Santillana del Mar to Comillas 15 miles (251 miles total)

  1. I am really enjoying the pictures. I believe the mountain range you are heading for and the trail you are on is the one that was used during WWII by the French resistance to take downed allied pilots into Spain. They were then transported back to England where they could enter the war. don

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  2. I’ve wanted a camper ever since I was a kid and that one looks perfect! I will stop at Home Depot to pick up some pallets for my next DIY project! Next summer we will be “on the road again” with our new camper!! Buen Camino
    Love, your wife

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  3. Jeff, your pictures are amazing. Maybe photography can be your next venture. I am guessing you are wishing long pants were in your pack!! You are seeing some beautiful old cities. I love reading the history. Take care, stay safe. Love You, MOM

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  4. Pete, I’m sure you could park that trailer in your driveway with no problems! Keep the pics coming feels like I’m on the trail with you.

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