The ear worm of yesterday was John Denver’s song, Sunshine on My Shoulders”.
Day 13 – Burgos to Hornillos.
Finally nice weather. Overcast and chilly but dry for the first eight miles and warmer with a sliver of sun for the last five. Walking thirteen miles with the fifteen pound backpack in nice weather seems pleasant (almost easy) now. We stopped for a nice lunch but still made it in a good amount of time to relax in the albergue and walk around the village for a few minutes (it is about the size of Morebattle for those who know that village).
Here are some photos since it was a nice dry day.
Day 14. Today it is officially two weeks on el Camino. For the second day in a row it was another nice walk- twelve miles to get to Castrojeriz. Just a little sprinkle of rain this morning and a lot of mud, but we got here quickly and happily today. We have chosen a municipal albergue and it cost €5 each. It has a kind of charm you would expect for a very inexpensive hostel. I kind of love it. Just to tell you a bit about it – there is one bedroom with thirty two beds (bunks) and a shared bathroom with a few showers. In the bathroom there are also three toilets (one is broken) and a kitchen sink. But it is okay because there is one door to the bedroom and another to the kitchen area so you can wash your dishes and take a shower all at the same time. There is a very interesting drying machine as well so you can wash your clothing and dry them quickly. It is all quite special and makes me happy today as it is a true experience. A few pictures are attached.
It is mostly quiet right now so we can sit and relax and then get some dinner and supplies for tomorrow. Yes, the Joy and fun of the experience has returned with the drier weather.
It feels wonderful to be able to walk without being wet, sore or too tired. We were able to explore the town of Castrojeriz. Apparently there are 500 people who live here but it seems like it was an important town in the past. A lot of cool buildings, a monestary and a castle. Since it is still not a very busy time on the Camino there aren’t thousands of Peregrinos but it seems like it would be a happy busy place when it isa
summer and sunny. For us it is a happy quiet place. We also found this beautiful peaceful haven set up in an old home. Signs welcoming you in and asking you to be silent. I want to create a hippy garden at my house when I get home. Love the place.