Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino del Norte
from Irún to
Santiago de Compostela

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Day 20: Santander to Polanco

Leaving Santander going to Penacastillo. I continue alone as Tim has taken the ferry back to England

From here the shorter alternative route (as noted in Eric's excellent guide) is taken to Polanco

Another example of good waymarking (top)

Despite the clouds, this turned out to be a very hot day

The triple bunk beds of the refugio at Polanco

Wall murals inside the refugio (top) and (left)

The exterior of the refugio (top)

The arrow leads the way from Polanco (right)