A cold start to the day’s walk this morning with snow during the night as the temperatures dropped below zero. The snow was visible on the gardens and parked cars as we walked out of Belorado this morning.
Today’s walk was only a short one as we need to break up the walk into 3 segments to Burgos so as to not walk over 30kms in the one day as we find that too much. It’s too long a time to be out in the cold when we’re averaging about 4kms per hour. It means that today’s walk was just under 13kms with an 18km walk tomorrow and then another 18km walk the next day. This stretch has limited accomodation in the towns that are on the way otherwise we could’ve broken it up into two stages rather than three.
0ºC as we and there wasn’t that much variation to the temperature throughout the three hour walk. We left the hotel at about 9:45 after a good breakfast and sleep in. Today’s post will be short as the walk was short and fairly uneventful and lacking somewhat in scenery.
Quoted from Wikipedia:
‘800 years ago a woman, known as La Ermita, lived in a cave in the cliffs above Tosantos and ministered to the passing Pilgrims. A chapel has been built into the that cave and once a year, on Fiesta Day, the inhabitants of Tosantos hold a procession through the town, up the winding path to the cave and give thanks to God, Santa Maria and La Ermita for blessing the town.’
It was cold walking with 0ºC temperatures so we were both walking with our scarves up over our faces to keep warm as you can see with Ron in the pic above.
It wasn’t long before we started to see our destination for the day, Villafranca-Montes de Oca.
That’s it for today. The hotel has a pilgrim menu so that’s what we’ll be attacking tonight with the other pilgrims that have since checked into the hotel with us. A non-eventful walk with not much to report about unfortunately.
Tomorrow’s forecast is for more snow and rain.
Thanks for reading.
For stats and a map of today’s walk, you’ll find them here.
Buen Camino! 😊