Date: 8th May 2017
Departure time: 09:30
Arrival Time: 15:30
Distance: 21 kms
Cumulative Distance: 311 kms
Percentage Completed: 39.8%
Accommodation: La Casa del Abuelo Hornillos
Weather: Clear, warm day 23 degrees
Debra – Easy, comfortable walk
Mark – Easy day – taxi travel is great
Only three of our pilgrims walked today, Mark and Cindy succumbed to their foot problems and caught a taxi the 20 kilometres to Hornillas del Camino. It cost €33 for the ride. They enjoyed a relaxing afternoon drinking beer and chatting to other pilgrims. Other pilgrims who are staying in albergues confirmed the oft held concern that there is a daily race amongst pilgrims for beds in albergues. We are so pleased that we prebooked our hotels ahead. Some pilgrims are not enjoying their Camino experience because of this.
Debra, Geoff and Julia had the pleasure of walking. It was a very pleasant, comfortable walk out of Burgos. The highlight of the day was the beginning of the Meseta – this means the end for a while of steep hills and steep declines. We all enjoyed the more comfortable and flat walking surface. Our feet loved it too.
We stayed at La Casa Del Abuelo Hornillas which was good value for about €20/person, however both internet and mobile phone coverage were virtually non existent.
View from Hornillos