Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado

Day Fifty Three. 15.1 Miles. 24.4 Kilometers.

Written on June 11, 2012.

We stayed in a municipal Albergue. There were 10 bunkbeds in a room. The price was good…donation. There was a place to hand wash clothes and a line for drying. There was a computer room, kitchen, and a large area with tables and couches. A Doctor was donating his time, supplies, and knowledge to help many Pilgrims. We heard that he had created shoe inserts for people who needed them and treated many blisters. When we arrived we saw him treat a bicyclist with bruises and a face injury. This Albergue is a refuge for Pilgrims.

Everyone must leave by 8 a.m. We left and found a bar close by to have coffee. We are waiting for the post office to open at 8:30 a.m. I will be picking up another package of supplements that has been mailed to me. Also, I decided that my socks are too thick and heavy for the warmer weather that we have been walking in and will mail them home. There were other Pilgrims sending items home or sending them forward.

We left Santo Domingo at 9 a.m. There are many villages to go through today so we can carry a limited amount of water knowing that we will be finding water along the way.

A field of white poppies with a hint of lavender.

A beautiful home on the way to Belorado.

There were high winds today. Some bicycles seem to be struggling, and the walkers are doing the best they can.

It is beautiful with the shades of green, wild flowers and villages in the distance.

Camino wall art as we enter Belorado.

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