Today I once again walked all day through rolling hills covered in wheat.
I did see some sheep dogs that reminded me of Hannah.
And I stopped to eat a few times.
I noticed that while in Berkeley they will make anything over 5 years old an historic monument, in Europe they have more ruins than they know what to do with – in this case they put the road right through one.
I have been walking without a guide or map – I’ve just been following the yellow arrows that mark the Camino de Santiago. Because of a couple of mishaps (couldn’t find food or water one afternoon, and ended up in the middle of nowhere late on another afternoon) I finally broke down and bought a book of maps of the Camino Frances. Consequently, I know that I walked exactly 40.5 kilometers (just over 25 miles) today from Burgos to Castrojeriz. I left Burgos just after 9:30 and arrived in Castrojeriz just after 6. Deducting the time I was stopped, I walked for a bit under 7 hours, so about 3.5 miles per hour or just under 6 km per hour. It is 444 km from here to Santiago, so it will take about 80 more hours of walking.