So there was this three week gap in my schedule and I’m not one to say no to the chance of a walk. Continue reading
I love planning my next walk! There is such joy in poring over maps and other planning websites (I regularly use https://www.gronze.com/ and http://www.mundicamino.com/los-caminos and https://godesalco.com/plan) and I love reading other camino blogs and finding slideshows on youtube; it’s a wonderful part of the process. It can though also be a little stressful as I get so tied up trying to decide which route. Will I have time? Can I get there and back? What will the weather be like? Will there be open albergues? Questions, Questions, Questions!
With the car parked up for the night in the car park by the river, we walked back to the albergue and pilgrim mode. We went in search of dinner and then in search of a bar… both are found with relative ease and much fun was had by all.
I should have slept soundly in my 4* bed but for some reason sleep wouldn’t come. In the end I gave up and plugged in my music and read my book. Instead sleeping before 10:00pm I was still awake at 1.30am… At least I was able to sleep in, we didn’t wake until 7.45am.
WE ARE IN BURGOS! And the counter has dropped down to 489 km to go. It just seems surreal that I’m here because it was here last year that the seed of this trip was planted.
So anyway to catch up… I was booked into a great private albergue in Villafranca but none of my friends appeared and I wondered if they had all bottled the 27km. To be sure I wandered back into town to the municipal albergue… And there they were! So, I hauled my bum back up the hill to collect my stuff and I grabbed a bottom bunk with the rest of the gang. Then we all hauled our bums back up the hill again because the pilgrims menu in the posh hotel was far too good to miss!