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Hornillos del Camino

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  • Day28

    Day 28c. Hornillos, Camino, Spain.

    September 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We arrived at Hornillos at 2:00pm, our 20km trek finished earlier than expected for the day.
    The first 3 Albergues were full but the fourth, Meeting Point, still had a private double room with share bathroom available for 40Euros. The bed had sheets so we didn’t need our sleeping bags. We also paid 9.50€ each for the Peregrino 3 course dinner and 3€ for a basket full of washing.
    The albergues are all strict about no walking boots in rooms and no backpacks on beds. All pilgrims leave their boots on racks on entering. This is to help reduce dirt and also bed bugs. The albergues are clean but pilgrims can bring in bugs in their boots and backpacks.
    We had a shower then to the bar across the road for beer and nuts.
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  • Day28

    Day 28d. Hornillos, Camino, Spain.

    September 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We walked the Main Street of Hornillos and visited the beautiful church in the main square, the Parish Church of San Román. This 16th Century Gothic-style church has an open floor plan.
    Time for a beer and a rest before pilgrim dinner at 7pm.
    Fabulous dinner of salad, chicken paella, wine and vanilla pudding and interesting table of pilgrims to talk to.
    We established a group of Pilgrim friends that are walking the same stages as us. Irish middle aged couple (he thinks I have the best hat on the Camino and Ron is a lot older than me), German father and daughter (carrying too much weight so they sent a parcel to Santiago Compostella), English guy mid 40s (married, finding three young children challenging), young English guy (improving his fitness), young Italian guy (sore right knee), young Italian couple (she has sore left knee), young Japanese woman (grieving at breakup of long term boyfriend), young Japanese couple, 2 middle aged Dutch couples (love walking), 2 Swiss women (love walking).
    Lights out at 10pm.
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  • Day29

    Day 29. Hornillos to Castrojeriz, Camino

    September 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Most of the pilgrims were up at 6am. We got up just after 6:30. We had to be out at 8am.
    We had Pilgrim breakfast for 3€ each.
    Stage 14 today of the Camino de Santiago - French/Australian Way - Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz. Total distance: 20.3 km

    The morning starts with our feet preparation. Silicon cream and nylon stocking-socks to keep the skin smooth (rubbing causes blisters) then padded walking socks and boots. No blisters ever!
    A cold start to the morning today with a strong tail wind.
    We left Hornillos del Camino and continued down The Valley for 5 kilometres to Arroyo San Bol, called “an oasis in the middle of the Castilian deserts”. There used to be a hamlet here called San Baudilio and during the 14th and 15th centuries there was a pilgrim's hospital called San Boal run by the Antonin monks.
    Our trek has been reasonably flat so far on the Meseta (desert) but we encountered some hills today.
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  • Day27

    Now walking on the maseta

    September 18, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    This morning we left Burgos at 8 am, and have now started walking on the maseta- such a different world, and so beautiful. It was a 21.5 km walk along very easy gradient, though totally exposed ...the thunderstorm that was predicted for Burgos at 1 pm certainly hasn’t come here - it is cloudless and brilliant sunshine. We are in a small town Hornillos del Camino, in a very lovely casa rural, in an attic room - up to which the busy and delightful host, Samuel, carried both our bags! We have a sloping ceiling and a skylight...very cute, but I must be careful not to hit my head getting out of bed! We are both ecstatic because the wifi is GOOD!

    Now, to report from yesterday afternoon...we went to have our kindle time in the park, and out of the blue raindrops fell...we ignored at first, but it did become serious for about 15 minutes, so we took shelter in a delightful bar, where we had a glass of Rioja in Paul approved glasses!! Then, knowing the next day we started walking again, we went for dinner at 7 pm, the earliest available time! Not a spectacular meal, but we were sitting next to an English couple, who had interesting accents - he was Geordie and she was from Yorkshire....they have been living in Spain for the last 7 years, but we were amazed that they didn’t seem to have the basic elements of Spanish...asked for “vin rouge” (maybe thought it was “European”) or just spoke to the waiter in English...and difficulty explaining what size beer he wanted!! I think walking the Camino was a foreign concept to them! Pleasant enough otherwise!

    So we left beautiful Burgos, and not an unpleasant walk out of the city in the westerly direction, the industrial area seems to be mainly in the east, past the university and out into the countryside again, which gradually turned into the open undulating spaces of the Maseta. It was pretty relentlessly sunny, with occasional breeze, but we did find an oasis to have lunch - a group of shady trees where there is a well from which you can pump up very cold water....just what you need at that point. With tables and seats. Perfect. We had bought more cheese at Burgos and had apples and dates still.

    So we had strength for the last 5 kms or so to Hornillos del Camino. We had a very gentle rise, and saw it down the hill several kms away. Will try to add photos as this wifi may cope! Tomorrow another 20 kms to Castrojeriz.
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  • Day126

    Hornillos del Camino

    July 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    July 5th

    Today, we entered the Meseta (the flat plains on the plateau of central Spain) which is the section between Burgos and Astorga. The weather was perfect -not hot and there was a breeze that kept us cool the whole way to Hornillos del Camino. We will be on the Meseta for a few days. No shade, so we are hoping it stays cooler like today, otherwise we will break out the umbrellas ☂ for shade.

    Our albergue is very nice and welcoming with a lot of nice people staying here. Alan and I have our own room with twin beds 🛏. Yay for not having a top bunk!!! For dinner, the owners of the albergue made a huge paella dish for us with bread, salad, lots of wine 🍷and dessert. It was so good!

    The WiFi is horrible here, so not sure when this will upload. Tomorrow we continue on to Castrojeriz - another 13 miles. After tomorrow we will have gone 206 miles 😀.
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  • Day15

    Hornillos del Camino

    September 5, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    In Burgos hatte ich mal wieder nur Nescafé mit Kondensmilch aus der Tube zum Frühstück und ein geschenktes Magdalena. Aber es ist auch gut, erstmal 5-10 km zu laufen, und sich erst dann ein schickes Frühstück zu gönnen. Das war dann aber doch noch ein Dorf später (km 12) und an einer stark befahrenen Straße, also kein richtiges Camino-Frühstück ;-). Dafür ging es danach in die vielgerühmte und berüchtigte Meseta, die sich aber heute von einer ganz anderen Seite zeigte. Ja, Weizenfelder bzw. Stoppel, wohin man auch schaut, aber durchaus unterbrochen von ein paar Bäumen und insgesamt sanft hügelig. Da es ziemlich kalt ist (17 C Grad) bin sogar ich im Fleecesweater gelaufen, andere haben sogar ihre *puffy jackets* dabei, viele frieren! Ich hingegen finde es sehr angenehm so. Es gibt nach der Großstadt Burgos nur kleine Dörfchen zu durchwandern oder zum Übernachten. So trifft man also alle wieder, die man verloren glaubte :).Read more

  • Day17

    The beginning of the Meseta

    September 3, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    The Meseta is the high central plateau of Spain, and is mostly treeless. I'm putting my hands free umbrella/parasol to good use here. I think that it takes about a week to cross. Someone could make a fortune selling these umbrellas here. Quite a few people I came upon while walking were jealous of my portable shade.Read more

  • Day20

    Burgos - Hornillos del Camino - 13 miles

    October 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Up early and decided it was just too dark to try and find the yellow arrows that would lead me out of town so relaxed and enjoyed my breakfast - a banana and a sweet roll purchased yesterday.

    I did leave in the dark (got ansy), walked with an Italian for several miles and we helped each other find the directional arrows. Twice we had to ask as the direction was not at all clear. Es este el Camino? We stayed on track.

    Had a coffee in a small village as well as a neopolitan (chocolate pastry). It's amazing how great those things are after a few miles of walking.

    This was the beginning of the Meseta, the desert portion of the country. Not a lot to see but miles of rock and dirt. Local farmers must grow winter crops here as it does rain, but not now. Dirt looked very dry and the rocks were white. Spain must be the most rocky country around as the fields are just full if them, but even more on the Camino.

    A couple of long range pictures of the terrain with one looking into the town where I am spending the night. Expand the second picture for more pilgrims in the distance.

    I mentioned the challenge of finding the yellow arrows, but one location made it quite obvious. Biggest yellow arrow in Spain (well, perhaps not the biggest, but impossible to miss).

    I enjoy seeing the various bits of decoration on the buildings, etc. that are Camino related. In Hornillos the main albergue has a very attractive mural that caught my eye.

    Had a bocadillo at a cafe across the street from where I am staying and a beer for lunch. This will last until tomorrow, perhaps longer. They do know how to use up what we would consider stale bread, but when hungry, it cannot be beaten.

    Got an early am picture of the cathedral from the rear of it. Yesterday I approached it from the river and could not get a decent shot.

    This was a short walk today, but I recall when walking 13 miles was an ordeal, but not anymore. A couple of guys were walking with their dogs. Not sure whether man or beast was more tired.

    Dinner was with a Canadian, a South Korean, an Irishman, and a young man from Poland. The restaurant even had live music. This is what generates good memories.
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  • Day16

    Day 14. Hornillos de Camino

    September 18, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    After a day or rest, actually resting!! We've walked day 14 to Hornillos. I feel like today was one of my hardest days yet, so dry, the heat, the stones, the sun, the blisters resurfacing and the aches. But I'm here! I can tell myself I can do it and I can do it, exhausted but I can do it. The lovely hostel owner seen me struggle on arrival, pure exhaustion, she took my bag off my back, sat me on a big couch and fanned my down, never have I needed such a simple gesture so much and she new it! That's another point of this journey to help regardless of age, language barrier or finances. I will be forever grateful.Read more

  • Day12

    Etappe 13 von Burgos nach Hornillos

    April 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

    Nachdem Burgos nicht so dem entsprach, wo ich gerne sein mag, hat es mich heute nach Hornillos verschlagen. Ein hübscher kleiner Ort, in welchem ich auch sofort eine Herberge fand, was schon mal lobend zu erwähnen ist. Sowas passiert eher selten, weil viele vorher reservieren und dann halt voll ist, wenn ich spontan zu ner Herberge schlurfe. Dafür bin ich so unabhängiger. Getroffen, habe ich heute nur neue Leute... Ein paar Engländer, wie immer Italiener und ausnahmsweise ein junges Pärchen aus Deutschland. In Hornillos eingelaufen bin ich allerdings mit einer Gruppe aus Kalifornien, mit der ich gleich noch etwas abhänge. Bei all dem pilgern, muss man ja schließlich auch was essen :-D.

    Link zur getrackten Tour mit mehr Bildern:
    https://www.komoot.de/tour/t15685933?ref=atd
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