Sunday, November 1, 2009

Grañón to Belorado

Breakfast was good, and we got off to a start around 8:15 am - it was cloudy and cool, but not raining as we walked along the Camino, which at this point pretty much followed the highway N-120.
Luckily it was not very busy since it was Sunday morning. Thus none of the villages we passed through had any life, it seemed, and certainly no open bars, so it seemed like a desolate, deserted country we walked through that morning, the fields bare, so nothing to capture the eye and entertain the mind. Lots of opportunity to let the mind wander!
We made quick progress since there were nowhere to stop, and around 1 p.m. we had covered 15 km, and started looking for an albergue for the night, as we had planned to spend the night in Belorado. We decided to stay at the new albergue right outside the town, since it had all facilities, and that way we didn't have to worry about finding an open restaurant on a Sunday, which can be difficult in some of these small villages. Besides it was a cool day, and it looked like rain was in the imminent future, so with sore feet, we had no desire to hunt around for a restaurant!
We took advantage of being the first ones there to get showered and do our laundry in the washer and dryer - we appreciated especially the dryer, since our laundry from the previous day had not dried in the cool, damp air in the bell tower, nor on the back of our backpacks.
Even though the surroundings were lacking in atmosphere, we enjoyed a really good dinner, and they had a slideshow from the Camino in the dining hall while we were eating, so it was fun to watch some of the places we had already been!

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