Day 16 – Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz

My walk today began in fog which burned off about an hour into the hike revealing my first real look at the sweeping meseta. I tried to show the expanse of this high plain with a pano shot, but it is simply to immense to capture in a photo.

Walked part of the day with people I have met over the past week, and met some new pilgrims as well making the walk go very quickly.

I am now in Castrojeriz, a town of 500 souls not including the continuous wave of pilgrims passing through. Castrojeriz was originally a hill town fortified by the Romans, and then played an important role in taking the Iberian peninsula back from the Moors. As a result it has been an important waypoint on the Camino de Santiago since Medieval times. I’ve included a picture showing the town’s main church with the ruins of an ancient castle on the hill above.

Even though this town is small, my accommodations are the best I have had since starting the Camino over 2 weeks ago! I ended up in a newly renovated hotel with all the modern conveniences including a double bed and a terrace overlooking the valley. Included a pano shot from from the terrace of my hotel…awesome view!

3 thoughts on “Day 16 – Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz

  1. Just beautiful Chris…love the balcony view…reminds me of Tuscany. Its was also nice to hear you found some others to walk with. Until tomorrow. xoxo

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  2. Beautiful Chris, love the pano picture too! Happy Memorial Weekend. Were off to the race and Beth’s taking off for the lake! You take care! Jeanne & Mark

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