Francicso brought me back to Burgos at 8 am and I met up with Rosa and Elodia. We had breakfast and got in line for the Municipal Albergue. We were 3rd through 5th in line.
Rosa & I went off to buy her new leggings while Elodia held our places. It didn’t take long for there to be more than 50 people in the line.
We actually got to see Xaui and Carmen one more time before they left. It was also great to have Anna walk by us. I am always surprised when I get to see people again and again.
After we checked in to this wonderful Albergue and did a bit of laundry, we went to see the Church of Saint Nicolas. The altar which is all stone was spectacular.
I loved the wooden doors to the church.
On the way back to the Albergue we passed a vegetarian restaurant and the smell of the food enticed us to stop.
By the time we finished lunch it was 4:00 and a short siesta was mandatory.
Then we went to Museo de la Evolution which was clearly wonderfully done. The details and explanations of the findings of the earliest evidence of man on the European Continent found in Atapuerca.
Then we met up with Ruth (her last night on the Camino) for dinner.
I love the sculpture of the pilgrim tending to his feet which was outside our Albergue.
The buildings in Burgos, around The plazas are great. One even has two clocks on it.
Clemente and his friend picked us up at 8:30 and his friend dropped us all off close to Rabe De la Caldazos which took another 13.5 km off of my walking the Camino. I felt a bit guilty, but it was nice not to have to walk all the way through Burgos.
I liked the tiny villageof Rabe De la Caldazos and the little church near it.
Today was my first walk on the Meseta. It only had a couple of very low (150 meters) hills. I really enjoyed walking very slowly by myself just briefly talking with other pilgrims.
When I arrived at San Bol (about 5 km from my destination) which is not a village, but only a small Albergue that holds 12 people. I took off my boots to air my feet and two men from Italy made me a tomato and onion sandwich which just hit the spot. I forgot to take a photo of us at our wonderful lunch, but I saw them when I arrived in Hotanas.
I also got to see Marlin again and Ellen who I met in Los Arcos.
Today was just under 20 km.
Rosa and I actually had our laundry done today and we are about to have dinner in the Albergue Santa Brigada. I can smell the wonderful cooking now – so off to eat.
September 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm
I would love all the little villages and byways.
September 12, 2014 at 6:42 pm
I can tell you are having a great time. You always have a big smile on your face!
September 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Nancy, You look quite ecstatic. I can tell you’re enjoying a wonderful adventure!!!
September 13, 2014 at 2:46 am
St Nicholas Church was marvelous – lead me on a Wikipedia search and, the village is sweet to see. Glad you enjoyed your quiet walk, though I seem to read Clemente’s name quite often 😉