Who Is That Masked Man?

Sometimes there are benches for weary pilgrims.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Day 15
Belorado to Burgos

The road between Belorado and Espinosa del Camino was good. We had been extraordinarily blessed with good weather over the past few days–cool, overcast, and windy. So windy, in fact, that James employed a bandana to keep the grit out of his still-congested mouth and noise.

This day showed one of the glitches of our walk-ride Half-Fast plan. We walked halfway, but then there was no bus to our next end-of-stage stopping point, San Juan de Ortega.  So we elected to take the bus all the way to Burgos, where we were spending the night anyway.

At lunchtime, before we caught the bus, there occurred  a small Camino drama. Two girls came into the restaurant where we were eating, one of them crying. They tried to explain to the restaurant head what had happened, but they couldn’t surmount the language barrier.

I was called in to translate, which I did. The girls had been ripped off by an unscrupulous albergue (hostal) guy, who also threatened to sic the police on them. The restaurant owner was able to assure them not to worry, though he was unable to help them recover  the money the guy had taken from them.

Once we were on the bus, the rain started pelting down, and we felt lucky to be out of it. By the time we reached Burgos, cool had turned  to cold, the start of an unseasonably  cold snap. In Burgos, our first city since Pamplona, we did some shopping for items we needed–velcro, skin lotion, a cable to connect my camera to my tablet. This was my second (unsuccessful) attempt to solve this technology  black hole.

Steps Today: 21,976

To see photos from along the way, go to Belorado to Espinosa del Camino.


Author: Camino for Boomers

I am the owner and editor of Bayou City Press in Houston, Texas. As a Foreign Service Officer, I lived and traveled all over the world for 33 years. My new book is "Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It's the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike."

One thought on “Who Is That Masked Man?”

  1. Hi Julie & James, my lovely sister & nephew. It’s Stormy. I’ve been meaning to post a reply but… no excuse. Looks like ya’ll are having some great experiences. Wish Jimmy & I were there too. Someday we’ll have to plan a trip together. Such a wonderful thing ya’ll are doing together. Aah… making memories. Stay safe & keep blogging. It feels like we’re there with you. Love you both!! Jimmy & Stormy ;-D

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