What sort of person straps 10kg to their back and heads out in driving, freezing rain for their holiday?
I set out at 6.30am bidding farewell to Tania as she goes forward to Burgos by bus. I have 2 days walk ahead of me before seeing her again. For the first 3 hours I had my head down protecting my face from the stinging rain and only seeing a few feet ahead. I had three layers of clothing on but still I was freezing. We all crammed into the first bar that was open to enjoy a reprieve from the cold and a hot coffee.
Luckily the rain stopped and the sun came out for the last 4 hours of my walk today…covering a distance of 30.4km. The mud continued most of the day as we slipped up the mountain and slid down to the villages.
Tonight I am staying in Atapuerca. They discovered the earliest human remains in caves near here. Apparently they date back to 900,000 years. I tell you, I’m feeling my age today but not quite that old!