Chug Chug Chug Chug – Team Camino keeps chugging along. Another 24 km down the hatch in record time. We had a nice rest day yesterday, and on top of it, today the weather cooperated by being overcast and cool this morning.
We stated again at 6:15 a.m. and made great progress, so much so that by the time we hit the first 2 towns, nothing was open. We reached the 3rd town by 9 a.m. and had already covered 9 km. unfortunately, overcast day means no beautiful sunrise pictures.
Night before in Belarado.
Early morning leaving the alberge.
Scenery was vast and open as we left the first two towns.
We saw some caves along the way.
As we were leaving after I breakfast we saw this fun sign showing us our progress.
We reached our fourth village Villafranco by 10:30 by covering 12km by that time. The next town was San Juan De Ortega, our destination 12 km away. The hostel was originally dated from 14th century.
From here we began our climb for next 5 km. The view changed completely as we were now in a beautiful forest area with evergreen trees.
Toward the top of the mountain we had our picnic lunch.
You might be able to see the slope in some of the above pictures. Overall we made great progress and were down in Sa Juan De Ortega. Population of the town 23 people, pilgrim bed approximately 90.
Tomorrow our goal is to complete stage 3 by reaching Burgos some 26 km away.
Home stretch to Burgos!!! Very exciting, you all are awesome!
Unbelievable you guys ROCK!
Your team is incredible. I look forward to seeing your blog each day… You are so inspiring!
Seeing the path unwind like that into the vista would make me cry. You guys are amazing.
I love the pictures of the camino arrows. The up and down reminds me of my Camino walk. The flowers are beautiful and you all look great. Way to go team camino. Hugs, carla