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Hornillos del Camino

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16 travelers at this place:

  • Day17

    The beginning of the Meseta

    September 3, 2016 in Spain

    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.

  • Day20

    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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  • Day12

    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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  • Day26

    Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

    September 6, 2016 in Spain

    We climbed out of Burgos and continued climbing onto the Meseta. We only walked 12 miles today because the heat is so intense in the afternoon. Almost all the albergues are full because no one wants to travel any farther. This albergue is fairly new and has a lovely courtyard and a communal dinner. What is interesting on the meseta is that all the villages are tucked in a valley and they can't be seen from the road, as opposed to the villages before now, which are always on top of a hill or mountain and you can see the steeple of the church for miles.Read more

  • Day6

    First day walking

    June 8 in Spain

    Finished our first day walking and it was absolutely beautiful. The sun and rain alternated but the temps were great for walking. This part of the Camino is the meets that some pilgrims don’t like but we all loved it. It was beautiful and green with fields of poppies. Laying down now with my feet up to see if it will help avoid swollen ankles

  • Day4

    Nachdem die Wirtin extra nochmal jedem eingeschärft hat das die Tür erst um 06:30 aufgesperrt wird und bis dahin Nachtruhe herrscht...war es umso verwunderlicher das sich 4 Asiatinen um 5:30 bemüßigt fühlten alle zu wecken um dann bis 6:30 da zu sitzen und auf Auslass zu warten. Ich bin um 07:15 los und habe auf den ersten 3 klm 14 Leute hinter mir gelassen bis ich dann auf Paul (den Luxembourger) getroffen bin, wir sind dann die nächsten 17 klm gemeinsam gewandert. Ich bin dann in Hornillos eingekehrt Auberge 4 Bett Zimmer mit eigener Dusche und Toilette. Die anderen 3 Frauen sind Amerikanerinen. Paul ist noch 6 klm weiter, das war mir für den ersten Tag aber zu weit. Und ich hab ja Zeit und muss am 16.06 erst in Villafranca del Bierzo sein, weil die Liebe Doris mich ab da begleitet :-)))))). Die Herberge ist etwas teurer 15 EUR mit Frühstück, aber sie hat einen Garten mit Pool. Der einzige Deutsche hier kommt 12 klm vom Hahn entfernt ein unsympathischer Mensch ...da muss ich mich wohl morgen etwas früher auf den Weg machen um ihm aus dem Weg zu gehen. Ach ja Ankunft war um 12.01 hätte also von der Zeit her locker weiter gehen können. Es ist leider ziemlich warm, heute waren es 27 Grad...die Anderen erzählten das es letzte Woche teilweise 34 Grad waren...da stirbst du auf der Strecke und das Anfang Juni. Morgen Mittag soll es ein Gewitter geben und für die nächsten Tage haben sie 14 Grad gemeldet.....jeepiiii auf in die Meseta.Read more

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