Isaiah 61:4 They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
Day 16 — 7.14 Miles – Burgos to Tardajos, May 13. We decided on a short walk today as yesterday was hard on our feet, knees, hips etc. Walking on concrete for about eight miles is hard on one’s body. We walked three miles on concrete just to get out of Burgos. Burgos was a nice city though.
We left Burgos at 11 am therefore not many pilgrims were on the trail with us. Toby from Sweden who started the Camino on the same day as us was on the path. Toby had also shared the room with us in the horrific hostel in Ages. He had decided to stay in Burgos until later in the morning also.
We did not take many pictures as the wind started blowing again. It was not as bad the previous windy day but we were glad when we arrived in our “dream” hostel. As we were walking into town, Ron spotted an old run down building. He later told me that he thought we were in for another hostel nightmare. The old run down building was indeed our hostel, La Fábrica (The Factory). It was anything but run down. As we walked up to it, we realized that is was in very good condition. The owner explained that the building was an old water mill. He completely gutted the building but kept the outside walls. The inside had been rebuilt. It was a very nice hostel. We had a private room again for only $45.00. The food was great. Bridgette and Marteen also checked into the hostel for the night. Ron decided it should get a 5 star rating and I agree.
We have now walked just over 200 miles. Tomorrow we will walk from Tardajos to Hontanas. Buen Camino! Sharon and Ron