The 1.4 kilos less I packed this time has become 1.4 kilos more in wisdom for this trip. -Francisco, fellow pilgrim I met in my Tardojos albergue
Day 14. Leaving Burgos means leaving the most physically challenging part of the Camino and heading into the maseta, endless miles of flat plains with very little shade. I will be walking the maseta for about ten days. They say the first third is physical and second third is mental so “we shall see.” I feel alone now as I did on day one since my fellow pilgrims I have gotten to know since day one are now at different places on the Camino. At my albergue tonight is Tony from England, who I met that very rainy day in a bar and whom I also walked with yesterday (he is the kickin’ it Kathy guy). I also met Maria from Switzerland and Francisco from Italy at the albergue and on the walk today I met Becca from Florida. Perhaps these pilgrims will be staples over the next many days.