Day 12 – San Juan to Burgos

The Stats:

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MILES: 15 CUMULATIVE MILES: 181

STEPS: 28,000  CUMULATIVE STEPS: 394,000

TIME WALKING: 7 HOURS  CUMULATIVE TIME WALKING: 80 HOURS


Today was a perfect day to hike. Sunny, cool, slight wind and most importantly no rain 🙂

Here are a few shots from San Juan as I left @ 7:15am.

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It was a easy walk with only 1 big hill to climb. A few shots along the way…

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UFO landing site along the Camino… who would have thunk it???

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Along the Camino you will find little cafes and hostels.

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Is it really that far to Santiago 😦

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I passed thru a town called Atapuerca where they found hominins which are the earliest genetic evidence of Neanderthals to date (~450,000 years old)

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A few more shots along the way…

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Like I said, it was a beautiful day to hike.

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Strange… 13 caterpillars in a conga line 🙂

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Notice the church bell is still there.

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This is how I feel… sometimes 🙂

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AWESOME shrubbery.

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At the top of the small mountain was a large cross. Pilgrims lay things here.

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Here is TEAM NORWAY. Two sisters and their best friend from childhood.

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I made it to Burgos around 2pm. It is a big town (population ~200,000). A few shots from the city.

Lots of nice squares with outdoor cafes… how civilized.

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This is a bachelor(ette) party.

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I feel like I’m back home in Wisconsin 🙂

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So here are my choices for dinner. I’m thinking “Pig snout”… NOT!!!! I had the sirloin.

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I’m spending 2 nights here. I wanted to take a rest day ~10 days into the trip. I got a nice hotel in downtown for 50 euros a night.

Today’s Thoughts

  • Since I taking a rest day, this means most of the people I have seeing for the past 12 days will be a day ahead. So starting on Monday, I will be meeting a bunch of new pilgrims on the road.
  • MAN, do they eat late in Spain. I could get a dinner before 7:30pm.
  • Saturday night was rocking in Burgos.

Cheers,

-jj

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7 thoughts on “Day 12 – San Juan to Burgos

  1. W-O-W! I just binged through your first 12 days …so totally awesome! Your photos are so interesting and totally capture the extreme beauty of your journey. Such an incredible adventure — you inspire me, JJ!

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  2. Great photos, but ditto on what Colleen said! (Hi, Colleen!) And is the sandwich-cam out of commission?

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  3. Wow, great pictures. Looks beautiful and such a great experience on foot so you can really see everything!
    Can’t believe the Neanderthal fact. Crazy!

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  4. This post was great — looked like many fun things along the way and I love Team Norway. Martha Stewart would love the sea shells and Clorox Bottle garland! I agree, we really should see a photo of you!! XO Sus

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