Walk: Cirueña -> Santo Domingo de la Calzada 4 miles (a “rest” day)
A gorgeous sunrise over the distant mountains and a hugs and kisses goodbye from the owner of the albergue made for a good start to what was going to be an easy rest day.
The morning air was slightly chill and I was glad of my fleece. The fields were, once again, full of singing Corn Buntings – how lovely to hear them, they are getting so scarce at home. The colours and textures of the landscape were just beautiful.
Arrived not long after 10am in Santo Domingo and had coffee and tapas for breakfast. It was still too early to check in anywhere so P and J went for a mooch around.
I had booked a room at the hotel – El Corregidor and once I was checked in had a lovely bath and a rest then headed out again for more tapas. P and J were staying in the albergue opposite which is run by Cistercian nuns – I stayed there last time and didn’t much fancy it again.
Wandered around the lovely shops in the town – I have to say I love this town and plan on staying here for a night next year on my long drive down from the UK to southern Spain.
Had a meal together then back to my hotel for an early night.