DAY 13: Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

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September 16, 2018

My bed in the alcove at the albergue was so comfortable that I didn’t want to get up this morning. But I did. We had a shorter day planned today, 13 miles, but it was a hard day for me. I was tired most of the way. The trail was flat, (which I don’t like, I prefer hills) and rocky. According to our book, we need to prepare for days and days of flat trails through wheat fields.

We were nervous about finding a bed for the night because the trail was crowded today and I was walking slowly so everyone was passing us. When we arrived in Hornillos del Camino, we walked into the first albergue in town ( there were only three, it’s a small town). We asked for beds and the woman said she just had a cancellation and we got the last two beds. She put out the completo (full) sign. It’s a private albergue (not municipal), so smaller, with a lovely little backyard area and a pilgrim’s dinner tonight, where everyone will eat together at a large table. Pa16F60BA9-B219-4D50-BF75-B6767C293D2D.jpegella, salad, dessert and wine.

I’ve been wondering how people are getting the time to do the Camino. Since we’re older than most, retirement is only an option for a few. Several people (including the couple from Poland) have told me they’ve quit their jobs and will look for work when they are done.

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4 thoughts on “DAY 13: Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

  1. I forgot my Website. Did you receive this anyway? I worry about your blisters. Otherwise (except that, Mrs. Lincoln?) But otherwise, your blogs stay fascinating and never get repetitive. You will be reaching the half-way mark soon, I think. ….I am OK, walking 6 blocks on a good day. Love you.

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