Belorado to San Juan de Ortega
Pool we didn’t use at our albergue Cuatro Cantones in Belorado
Emilio Estevez hand and shoe print in the street in Belorado
new friends at the albergue
another new friend joins us
Wall mural in Belorado
another outdoor mural
Albergue Cuatro Cantones
bridge over Rio Tiron
we ran into the Polish girls again
Near Tosantos look right and back to see the caves. Once occupied by hermits. Most famous is San Caprasio- Patron Saint of Via Francigena. Also has been used as shelter for pilgrims.
farther away than we could detour
Ermita de la Pena near Tosantos
zoomed a bit
flat, dry and hot today
rolling hills – looks like Eastern Washington
coming into Espinosa
church if the Asuncion in Espinosa
a welcome break
more gentle hot hills
not sure what this is but interesting
peacock at our albergue at the Hotel & Albergue San Anton Abad in Montes de Oca
church in Villafranca Montes de Oca
Hotel San Anton Abad & Albergue
Fellow pilgrims in the courtyard bar. (Monica in the background, we ate dinner with and ran into in Burgos).
Santiago church in Villafranca
side entrance to the hotel/albergue
gets hot quickly in the morning. The zip off pants are great.
gentle hills, no clouds, hot
shade of the trees cooled us down for a bit
picnic area but it’s in the sun!
WATER! I need WATER!!
lots of heather along the Way
more sunflower fields
Spain has got to be the Sunflower capital of the world
coming into San Juan de Ortega
Refreshing drinks after a hot day! This is Kat on the left. We have known her for twenty minutes. I had just realized we would not make it to the next ATM machine and had only 5 euros left after paying for the albergue. She gave us $50 euro and said pay it back at next town/ATM. Pilgrims are so giving and trusting.
San Juan de Ortega church & monastery
interior of church
We are so Mad/disappointed. We were told wait for 2nd shift for dinner at the only restaurant in town. Two hours later everything was gone and we ended up with dry bocadillos. We are getting tired of bocadillos.
The church just before sunrise
morning temps are cool
breakfast – chocolate filled pastry and coca cola