This morning started out with a wonderful breakfast of toast, ham, cheese, various types of jam, yogurt and sweet treats.
The Hotel San Anton Abad surely treats peregrinos well! And it wasn’t long until I found out why. I can read the guides but words never seem to properly describe the upcoming day to me or maybe I just choose to disbelieve.
Straight out of the gate, not 10 yards from the hotel’s entrance, began a very steep climb that seemed equal to the climb up the Pyrenees from
St. Jean although not quite as long. In actuality it was a 2 mile/3 km climb that went through
wonderfully dense forest. There were black
currants to forage but no water until the town of San Juan de Ortega which is 7.5 miles/12 kms
San Juan de Ortega was a 3 bell – no stork town and not my destination for the day. I walked on past Ages into the town of Atapuerca where I am staying in a casa rurale that I have all to myself. Well almost, there are a flock of chicken out front.
All told I walked 11.92 miles/19.1 kms today