Bilbao To Santurce

Day 9

9.9 Miles, 15.9 k

Written May 1, 2022

A Mural Along The River Nervión

Vern and I walked together along the River for many miles, (the variant route). Lisa and Rhonda chose the mountain walk, (The Camino Route.)

An Ewok

Anyone familiar with the Star Wars movies will recognize an Ewok. We did not expect to see a large stuffed animal replica of one in a tree! We had been walking along a busy road for a long time and was happy to see the animal!

Thank you to the Local who took our photo leaving Bilbao!
A Statue On The Way to Portugalete
Bizkaia Bridge

The Bizkaia Bridge was the first ferry bridge built in the world with a metal structure. It is located at the mouth of the Ibaizabal river, at the point where the navigable estuary of Bilbao used to get to the sea until the 19th century. It was inaugurated on 28 July,1893 and its design was the work of Alberto Palacio and Elissague.

Above the hanging ferry is a pedestrian bridge.

On Either Side Of The Vehicles Are Enclosed Areas for Passengers.
A Spanish Angel.

We must have looked like we needed help buying our ferry ticket. We wanted to walk on top of the bridge but the tickets were sold out for 3 hours. We then tried to figure out how to buy a ferry ticket and he ⬆️ helped us….I forgot to ask your name.

Moving Sidewalk In Portugalete

We met up with Lisa and Rhonda in Santurce a few hours later to share the events of the day and have dinner. Buen Camino!

Bilbao Culture Day

Day 8

Written on April 30, 2022

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Motor, Autos, Art and Architecture is the theme of the museum.

A Tatra
A Bentley
Jaguar XKE
Tulips Created By Jeff Koons
Ball Sculpture by Anish Kapoor

We had a wonderful day of visiting a Cathedral, a bakery, walking around Bilbao and exploring the Guggenheim Museum. Tomorrow we walk.

Garai, Biskaia To Bilbao

Day 7

Travel Day

Written on April 30, 2022

Garai may have been a distance from the Camino but it was a good place for us. We had a relaxing time there.

During our trip back to the Camino I sat next to a gentleman who wanted to speak English with me. his name is Pedro Gorogarri. Pedro played Jai Alai for many years and traveled the world, including locations in the United States and Mexico.

Pedro Gorogarri
Elaborate Way To Hold Up A Patio in Bilbao! Photo by Rhonda
Great Photo Of Rhonda Taken By Lisa.
Great Photo of Lisa Taken By Rhonda

Thanks to Vern we are in an excellent area of Bilbao. We opened the front door and walked a few feet to a Vegan Friendly Bar and Restaurant……a few more feet and we had dinner in an all Vegan Restaurant. WAIT FOR IT:

Nancy Traveling To Heaven Via A Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie.