Today’s trek: Burgos to Hornillos
This morning we began our walk to Hornillos.
Soon we were at the gate where they filmed the scene in which M. Sheen lost his back pack to a teenaged boy in the movie, The Way.
On we went until I looked over and immediately recognized prison watch towers. I stopped to take a better look. The prison in fact has a number of towers round the complex. The buildings within the fences boast intricate architecture and it looks like there is a chapel entrance in the middle of the complex. I was somewhat surprised to hear radio transmissions over loudspeakers talking about the schedule for the day and the sound of iron gate opening (or closing).
We hiked through farmland and along and across a small river.
I looked down to see fishermen looking for crawfish. I should have asked what they call them.
As we continued on we entered Rabe de las Calzadas and came to the 13th century Iglesia de Santa Mariña.
Inside we were individually greeted, gifted with a medallion on a white string, then given a blessing by an elderly woman. She brought me to tears.
The tiny church is beautiful.
The rest of the hike was pretty normal until we came over the last hill to see Hornillos in the valley below.
There we had a good old burger and beer and I wandered off to explore the Iglesia de San Ramon.
Time to rest.
Siempre pa’ adelante!