From Atapuerca before Sun Up was a good move for our timetable ….. but crystal clear and very cold – somehow the palaeolithic hills at dawn made 10,000 BC seem current day .
It’s become habit to add a stone to little creations left in our path and I couldn’t resist this one for my distant family. Hey All 🖖!
The temp’ lifted a little and this work of thousands and now me , added a reflective moment to the climb.
The immediate climb of 1500 metres was actually welcome to warm us up and fuel the 4500 Daily Calorie usage that the big breakfast and huge hug from the lovely Chilean landlady at our Alberque had provided.
I’ve played “hold the moon ” with Ciara and the babies on holidays over the years – Here’s the Sun version with Carmen and Brigitta , a memorable early light .
Of course the objective driven members of our walking group weren’t waiting around for any of this New Age nonsense .
Until we met up for a 2nd breakfast of champions – Cookie , Café , Soberano .
And good spirits restored. A really happy band . L to R .
Warren , Carinne , Moi , Heather 1 , Heather 2 , Ken , John , Brigitta , Carmen , Mr South Africa , and Lorenzo on the floor . 11 people – 8 countries (Normal )
Short day at least gets us into Burgos by 1.30 to the Huge but really well organised 150 bed Municipal Alberque . Boxed bed bunks , loads of ( relative) privacy – rather like a Japanese business hotel .
But Burgos ! ….. could easily spend 2 days here .
I’ll do something separate on groups breaking up and reforming another time – but today Heather and Carinne go home. A real shame – we’ll miss them . They are doing a talk when they get home and we’re included as Positive upbeat Camino folk – a recording of our limited repertoire of walking songs ( mainly – in fact only – Yellow Submarine due to vast number of nationalities) . The Wild Rover 🎶 is currently in production . 😳
A top band in the Square – El Sur Del Norte made emotive songs as the afternoon progresses into more break ups as ………
….. The German Folk leave – Stuttgart and Berlin – they could only carve out 2 weeks doing St Jean to Burgos. . It’s been good to have handshakes and stories in random bars . Wherever we went they’d been there hours . 🍻🍺
Such is the exciting life on the way – THERES A CURFEW – lights out at 10.00pm and out before 8.00am . But still the nightlife functions really well .
Here in the common room tonight . Beer machine after tapas .Cans at 80cents for St Miguel keeps chat on for an extra 30 mins .
Before ….. ……. …… Click !!!