Hontanas to Boadilla del Camino
- Monday, 30 March 2015
With the clocks being forward I am now starting out in twilight.
The first stage of todays walk was truely tranquil. The sun was shining, the birds singing and a woodpecker was up in a tree banging it’s heads against a treetrunk. Its a good job that woodpeckers have a pockets of air in their head to absorb the blows!
Once past Castrojeriz and the Rio Odrilla the path rises sharply up the Alto Mestelares, with its spectacular views across the Meseta. It was so clear when I was up there that to the north I could see the southern Picos de Europa in the far distance.
After coming down from the Alto Mestelares and a lunch break in Itero de la Vega I increaced my pace a bit and walked the last eight kilometers to Boadilla del Camino in less than 1.5 hours.