Day 9 and 10, Bilbao

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:

The Guggenheim:

Around the city:

Street Entertainment:


Author: Maureen

I decided to walk across Spain to pursue the many things I love about life: the great outdoors, spending time with friends, meeting new people, food, wine, music, and challenging the physical self. I'm fortunate to have a wonderful husband who has provided me with the encouragement, support, and love I've needed over the past several months of training and preparing.

3 thoughts on “Day 9 and 10, Bilbao”

  1. What a beautiful city Bilbao is. And the Guggenheim is, not surprisingly, very cool. Sorry about the inevitable blisters and cold … but hope that you all are doing better all the time. (I have yet to read ahead). Thanks for sharing the photos. At the risk of repeating myself: really beautiful. “Me gustan mucho!”


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