Santo Domingo turned out to be a cute little town that seems to have everything. Here is the glimpse of it.
I finally convinced Vandana to give a semi-goofy pose (this one is on special request from Shalu).
We thought long and hard about taking on this 22.5 km walk as it seemed a bit too much. Unfortunately there were not many options, as the 2 previous towns had only 1 alberge each and were all sold out for the night.
We knew we could do the distance (we have done that, but not in 80 degree temperatures). The simplest way to beat the heat is to start early, so once again we started early at 6:20.
Once again the sunrise was sweet and wonderful and the morning was nice and comfortable.
We made great time again and were enjoying a breakfast at Granon some 6 km away by 8 am. We came across the sun flower fields again today (we had seen them coming out of Pomplona). The Pilgrims were showcasing their creativity and boredom by creating art work out of these sunflowers, I guess; I will leave it for you to decide the winner.
Today’s walk was lot easier, as we had a town every 4 km and it broke the monotony of the walk while we walked through the vast expansive landscape where the view changed very slowly as we walked.
We are few days from Burgos and we saw the glimpse of it as we saw the sign welcoming us to Burgos province.
We are now all settled in Bolerado. We are thinking of taking a rest day tomorrow, before making our big push to complete stage 3 by reaching Borgos.