image The hostal that I am currenty staying in is nearly empty, so there is just my friend Joaquin and I in one room. Sheer luxury! Over the past three day’s I have had an increasing amount of backpain. Luckily I had anticipated this so I have an adequate supply of strong painkillers with me and took one for the first time yesterday. Like everybody else on this journey, I am paying the price a little, but its more than worth it. I feel good and I am looking forward to starting out this morning! image The local shop, that also serves breakfast, will not open untill 8:00 am today because there are not many pilgrims around at the moment, so I don’t have to get up until 7:00 am. It’s just a pity that I woke up at 5:00 am! Still, I had a good 7 hours sleep last night… image Remember the Louis Armstrong strong song, What a Wonderful World? Well, thats how it felt this morning. For the first time since setting out, no rain! Just sunshine. No doubt the sunshine will be a challenge in the days to come, but for now its a blessing. image The way into Burgos proper seamed to take forever, as we took the longer, more scenic route, it could have been worse I suppose. image When we arrived the albergue it was still closed, so Joaquin and I decided to have lunch, which consisted of garlic soup, black pudding (blood sausage) and milky rice (rice pudding). Again… Mmmm… image image I was planning on staying in Burgos a couple of days, but feet, mind and soul allowing, I will move on tomorrow and walk 33 km. further. The day after I may stay at a friends house in a small village for a day or two. I decided what to cook next Thursday, some good old fashioned ‘Spanish’ food, “hutspot met klapstuk”! 😉 image