Thurs. a.m.: Pilgrims are waking early today. At least 28 bunks in the room and all are full. Someone is up at 6 a.m.. I think he has packed everything in plastic bags and goes through every one of them. There´s no way to do that quietly.
Catching the bus today at 9:15 ( 74km trip to Burgos) We have plenty of time for tea and a pastry, and still wait over an hour for the bus.
It seems a good day to be taking a transport- it starts raining as we board the bus. I´ve been fortunate with the weather so far. I´m sure cooler temps await me through the region of Galicia and possibly rain too. Another new experience!
It is a short 1 hour ride to Burgos. We plan to see some of the city ( mainly the cathedral) but the bus to Leon is in 35 minutes, so, it´s off to Leon. this is a rest day ( no walking) and I feel restless. I think it will be difficult, once home, not to walk at least an hour , maybe two each day.
Brom Burgos to Leon it is flat and very dry. We arrive in Leon around 3pm, and I persuade Sally and Katie to walk the 7km to Virgen del Camino. We stop for a quick bite to eat and arrive at our Albergue in only an hour of walking.
Here, I meet Franchesca, Susan, and Lolemita, all from Brazil. Franchesca calls me ¨Cherry¨. I repeat it for her 3 times, but ¨Cherry has stuck with her¨.
A 22km day tomorrow- we start climbing, I can´t wait!
Until next time...