Day 2 – San Sebastián to Zarautz

5/12/17 – 26km/16.5mi from San Sebastián, to Zarautz, with 1020m/3346ft of ascent+descent.

We’re slowly getting our “sea legs.” The steep and long climb out of San Sebastián was more manageable than yesterday’s climbing, and the length was similar but more tolerable. The day was long but lovely, with great views of bright blue sea, quiet paths through forests, picturesque farms with grazing horses, and the lovely towns of Orio, (which we’ve lovingly called “Oreo” for laughs) and Zarautz (similarly, “Zarathustra”). For dinner, I took a page out of John‘s book and did some Camino chef work. Our albergue had no stove, only a toaster oven to work with, but our dinner with new friends Géraldine and Richard nevertheless turned out amazing.