Irurtzun

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Stockholm was nice to visit, but it is great to be back on the road and to be reunited with the Mule. The only downside is that it is no where near as warm as I hoped it would be. In fact it is just as cold as it was in Stockholm! When I left Bibao it was 26 degrees, but now, 2 weeks later it is struggling to get to 10 and the nights are even colder.
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Nether the less, Gosia and Koldo had taken great care of the Mule and I guess I will just have to head even further south..
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I left Bilbao on monday morning. I have been invited to spend christmas in Barcelona and intend to slowly make my way there, passing Pamplona on the way.
It was cold and raining….
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Luckily I was heading to a warm place to stay, Javier a couchsurfer friend of Koldo and Gosia had offered to put me up for the night in Durango.
After a rather miserable days walking it was great to meet him, get shown around town, have a meal and enjoy a beer.
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I have basically spent the rest of the week walking through the rain. And it has been cold! At one stage I was walking through snow, something that I was hoping to avoid this winter!
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The countryside has been beautiful but when it is only 2 to 3 degrees and raining it is difficult to really enjoy it.
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All the streams and rivers are full of water and I get the impression that even the locals have had enought and are wishing for some blue skies.
Pamplona is next and even though I have been warned that it is not that exceptional as a town, it is the running of the bulls that makes it famous, I am still looking forward to having a look around.
If it just stops raining…..
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