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Day 13-14: Burgos to La Mochila. 🥾 My Pilgrimage on the Camino Francés | Camino de Santiago 2023.

ℹ️Stats Day 13

Date: Sunday 14th May

Weather: dry & cold with a little rain in the am. But glorious sunshine in the pm ☀️

From: Burgos

Start time: 7.07am

To: Hontanas

End time: 2.30pm

Terrain: road, dirt gravel, pebbles, chalky paths

Accommodation: Albergue - bottom bunk

Food: dried mango, dried pineapple 🍍, protein bar, cashew nuts. Pilgrims Dinner - tuna salad, chicken & chips, apple.

🥾Miles: 20.5 miles

🦶Steps: 43,836

Total miles completed: 218.5/500

💰Costs:€10 bed, €4.50 resupply - banana, oranges, peanuts, tissue, pineapple drink. Glass of rose wine €1.50. €13 pilgrims dinner = €29

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 8/10 stunning day, great walking, great people

Fatigue: 2/10 - none 20 miles in - could have kept on walking.

Ease of terrain: 2/10 - pretty flat & easy walking

Challenges: finding a bed - but it all worked out in the end. Stopped in a gorgeous little town. Got settled in and then relaxed in the sunshine for a few hrs before dinner At 7pm.

Highlights: chatted with so many other pilgrims - Moreno from Milan 🇮🇹 The pilgrims dinner was also super fun with pilgrims from 🇺🇸, 🇫🇷, 🇩🇪. I actually haven’t met any other Brits as yet.


ℹ️Stats Day 14

Date: Monday 15th May

Weather: very cold in the morning - needed to wear my puffy - dry with dark clouds in the afternoon

From: Hontanas

Start time: 7.30am

To: La Mochila

End time: 12.30pm

Terrain: flat white chalky wide paths.

Accommodation: albergue- bottom bunk - room of 6

Food: blueberries 🫐, biscuits, crisps.

🥾Miles: 14 miles

🦶Steps: 28,382

Total miles completed: 232.5/500

💰Costs: €10 bed

Subjective feeling out of 10 on:

Enjoyment: 6/10

Fatigue: 0/10 - felt great apart from a stomach ache in the morning

Ease of terrain: 2/10 - 1 large hill - 10% gradient

Challenges: easy finding a bed for the night. 2nd in line - got the lower bunk. My iPhone wire is broken so I can’t charge my phone which is going to be a massive pain!!! I don’t know when I’ll be able to replace it.

Highlights: stunning views, nice walking 🚶🏼‍♀️


Watch Vlog #7 below!



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