We’re the best of friends continuing this journey together.
We meandered through 28.6km today from Hontanas to Boadilla. After a freezing night in the albergue, we left Hontanas early nervous as to how Tania’s blisters would cope with a backpack and a longer distance. They have almost taken on an identity themselves, twins with different personalities and grievances but they are definitely improving.
Passing through the arches of the 14th century ruins of San Anton where apparently bread was left for pilgrims in the past, we had a glorious walk into Castrojeriz. This sleepy town of 600 lies in the shadow of the hilltop castle established in the 9th century.
We skirted the hill and headed out of town to be met with the challenge for the day, an 18% climb to the 900mtr Alto de Mostelares. That was an aerobic activity!
Coming down off the meseta again 1.8km later, we had a wonderful view of the road ahead.
We had a quick bite of lunch in Itero de la Vega and didn’t get a great vibe of the town so continued on to this oasis in Boadilla del Camino.
The albergue is a casa rural with private rooms but we have paid our 7 Euro for another bunk bed in the main house. Our washing is drying under the breeze of the trees as we quench our thirst in the beer garden. The end of another lovely day sauntering through Spain.