Rest day in Bilbao was planned for day 10. We got up yesterday morning and readied ourselves for a 15k walk out of Gernika where we would then take a bus the remaining 15k to Bilbao. However one look at the blisters on Judy’s feet and we realized another full day of walking would not do her well. Since I was fighting a cold, I bravely volunteered to take the train with her to Bilbao. Denise elected to walk the first 15k and set off with Julianna, a young German woman that we had recently friended.
By 4:30 that afternoon we had managed to find the apartment building, get stuck in its tiny, tiny elevator for 30 minutes on the way up (did I mention Judy is claustrophobic) and then once rescued, checked in to our 2 bedroom flat where we would spend the next 36 hours. After staying the previous three nights in the albergues, we felt like we were living like royalty. Denise arrived at 6:00 and Team Osprey was once again reunited.
Bilbao street from our flat: