Day 12 - San Juan de Oretage to Burgos

Neither of us was expecting much from Burgos apart from a long 10k walk into the city from its airport. However we were pleasantly surprised. 

We started very early in pitch black to walk the 6k to the next village to get breakfast. (Yes the first picture in the video is road signs in darkness) This walk passed in no time at all and breakfast in a small bar/cafe was lovely. In fact every breakfast o. The pilgrimage is lovely, why try and get at least two breakfasts a day and second breakfast is normally the best. 

After a steep climb we found a wooden cross surrounded by stones it’s as the sun was rising behind it. Totally beautiful. 

After 17k we hit the outskirts of Burgos and started the slow grind into the city. My feet and blisters were really playing up but we made good time and found a lovely new hostel in the heart of the old city. 

After a shower and sorting the washing. And a pint while waiting for the washing we grabbed a late lunch and did a tour of the Cathedral. Wow!  It’s an amazing place. Far to much to take in after a long walk but beautiful. 

A quick feet up for 30mins before returning to Mass. we had a very personal blessing from the priest after mass and retired early to bed as neither of us had any strength left. Starangly our dormitory of ten beds was empty apart from us so a really goodnight sleep. 

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