Wed 30 Sep - Day 16: Burgos rest day
287km walked. 498km left to walk. No change from yesterday.
Stocktake of sillos / stamps to date:
Win popped her face into the boys room just after 6am suggesting a pre sunrise wander up the castle.
So that's what she and I did. The other boys went back to sleep.
OK, I probably went a bit overboard with photos but hey, it was hard not to.
Empty predawn street of Burgos...
Burgos Cathedral in the moonlight.
I used to be a ware wolf but I'm alright noooooow...
The town looked really peaceful from above at this early hour. Very beautiful.
As the sun started to rise, Win and I started to walk down towards the cathedral again.
Visit to ATM and supermercado was followed by a visit to Burgos Cathedral. I found the whole place over the top displaying both excessive wealth and gruesome biblical activities. Nothing inspiring and "arty" like my favorite cathedral to date, Notre Dame in Montreal, Canada.
Here are a few pics from inside Burgos Cathedral:
The entrance doors from the inside:
At 2pm, we all went out for a Tapas degustation. At my suggestion.
There was a tapas with black pudding in there that I refused to eat, but otherwise OK. Not quite like Good Mrs tapas cooking, far from it, but a nice relaxing meal.
After some Vino Tinto, I returned to the hotel to take full advantage of its facilities.
That means, having a hot bath. It was very very very nice.
I also purchased a pack of 25 Twinings English Breakfast teabags. Some albergues do have microwave ovens so it is possible to heat up water. No kettles so far. Anyway, the 25 pack cost less than 1€.
So, a bit more volume wise in the pack tomorrow although none of this is heavy.
Except that I will be entering the long and dry and without much shelter meseta tomorrow. Extra water is recommended so I will carry 2 liters vs the normal 1 liter. It is what it is...