Day 21: Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

Last night we finished our free day in Burgos by going to the Pilgrim’s blessing in the Cathedral. It was, of course all in Spanish, but oddly one could keep up with the service easily by recognising the odd Spanish word and even the rhythm of the Lord’s Prayer was very plain to distinguish…..

Hatty and I left Burgos about 9 am this morning after a very good breakfast which included all the food groups and more! It was around an hour before we put the sprawl of Burgos behind us after saying good bye to the amazing gateway into the Cathedral square……

And bidding good bye to this bronze pilgrim……

And Hatty bidding goodbye to the bronze of Domingo De La Calzada, who first established the Camino……..

Ah, what a lovely couple they make……

I loved this bronze jester and the little nave, my Spanish failed me yet again and I don’t have a clue who they represent, but I did so like them…….. see how shiny his hand is from so many people unable to resist touching him ………

So goodbye to Burgos and on to the road, passing Mrs Stork on her splendid nest …… is anyone expecting something? If so, I’m glad to tell you it’s on it’s way……

Finally we left the sprawl of the city completely behind and were once again on the open track to Santiago, we gossiped at times and were serious at other times, it has been a great experience for both of us; with children around whenever we are together and just life in general getting in the way, it’s been awfully nice just having time for each other.

We arrived at a very rural hostel at Hornillos del Caminoat about 3pm after about five hours of walking (and talking) the track today has been wide and undulating and at no time did we struggle with the terrine. Our hostel is charming and we were greeted with beer and huge ham and cheese sandwiches with olive oil which we sat and ate in the (oh so welcome) sun…..

A deep hot bath and now a rest before tackling another meal……

Hatty and I part in the morning, me back to my lonely Good Friday Pilgrimage, her to southern Spain. We have had a good and healing three days, and talked about her darling Papa a lot. I shall be sad to see her go…..

Love Susan x

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4 Responses to Day 21: Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

  1. Barbara Brown says:

    What a bonus for you both to be able to share uninterrupted time together. Good luck and safe travelling for you both as you go your separate ways tomorrow. Onwards and upwards dear Susan. Barbara x


  2. caroleclarke24 says:

    Lovely that you could spend time together – we are so enjoying following your footsteps online. Just got back from more than 2 weeks in Chile with very little wifi and no computer so has been nice to be able to send our love again and wish you all the best for next stage of the pilgrimage. Thinking of you as always
    much love Carole and David xxx


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