After our seven course meal last night, breakfast was a much simpler affair, but just as good. As much coffee and toasted bread as you wanted.
So, after breakfast we were dropped back in Hornillos del Camino to continue our journey, by the grandmother of Emilio Estevez’s son’s wife. Well I just had to have my photo taken with her, didn’t I!
My feet today have started to improve, the blisters clearing up nicely, so much so that I’m not limping anymore.
Denis and I walked and talked as usual, and were taking it easy, because I didn’t want to agrovate my blisters and Denis his shins splints. We were passed by several pilgrims including a man at least 20 years my senior who passed us like we were standing still. It was really quite funny.
We reached Hontanas and stopped for second breakfast and cafe con leche in the first Albergue we came to at the top of the hill. We met some pilgrims there we’ve seen before; two elderly brothers from London, both with long beards. Also an Australian couple, Ted and Tina, plus a mother and daughter from Holland, both stayed at the country house we stayed at last night.
From Hontanas we continued downhill through beautiful countryside and then along a very straight road until we reached the ruins of San Antonio, and old monestary whose arch goes over the road. From there it’s about 1.5km to the outskirts of Castrojeriz.
Denis wanted to take a good picture of the castle and town, so decided to walk up a track that goes uphill and parallel to the main road. I carried on and wexnet at the first church, at the entrance to the town.
I had been in contact with Ridgigo via WhatsApp to tell him we were nearly there and he directed us to the hostel, El Meson, he’d booked for us. When I said we were there, he came down to meet us in the bar. We hugged like long list friends, it was so good to see him.
Now it’s time to chill, shower and wait for dinner time.
Details and photos of our walk today are in the link: https://www.relive.cc/view/u2880830248