Today we reached the 400km mark - approximately 240 miles - of walking!
A bit blustery but nothing too difficult -- but then we had a few miles with sticky clay on the road service. Definitely unpleasant!
the meseta - big spaces!
Second breakfast. Spanish omelette (egg & potatoes) sandwich with coffee. I prefer cafe con leche and Cindy likes cafe americano. We stopped at a bar in Hontanas (below). Definitely very popular spot in mid-morning on a blustery day.
The camino is very well marked with signs like this or painted yellow arrows on rocks, road or walls of houses.
Todays destination is Castrojeriz - hillside town below the ruins of ancient castle.
We treated ourselves to a simple hotel style room at Hostal El Meson. A "hostal" is a hotel or pensionne.
Dinner was at La Taverna, in a building dating to 1697 and home-style cooking.
White bean and sausage soup (above) for me and garlic soup below for CIndy.
Cindy had fish and I had meatballs. Accompanied by a bottle of red wine and dessert. All for ~$14 each. What a deal!