The 'gap year' continues. .....
Castrojeriz to Boadillo "It's another 20K day!" On most days, this is a sensible length walk which keeps my body happy and ready to do it all over again on the following day. In the heat of the Meseta particularly, it's best to complete the 20k before mid afternoon when the sun is at its strongest. It is a long slog up to the plateau of the Meseta from Castrojeriz but great views over the landscape as the sun rises.The path stretches out way into the distance and you can see the towns you are heading for an hour or so before you get there. It is nearly the end of the Camino season and the albergues are preparing to close for the winter. It's surprising to see the river running through the town of Itero de la Vega in the middle of such a dry part of central Spain and the autumn trees are reflected in the pools and river from the sun overhead. After a very enjoyable short picnic break in a wooded shady area, we finally arrive at the sleepy little village of Boadillo at siesta time and find a place to stay near the village church. "There is nothing even closed here" says Margita, which has me laughing out loud.