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On the Camino de Santiago, Day 14: A day without shade

Day 14: Burgos to Hornillos – 21 km – 6.5 hours. Total for Days 1-14 = 305 km (190 miles)

A leisurely breakfast, a scorching hot day, a slow walk and a quiet evening. Each one led to the next.

The slow breakfast meant a late start on the trail. By noon, the temperature had risen into the 30s. (That's hot!) My pace gradually slowed, and I came to a brief halt after reaching a stand of trees – the only source of shade for the final 8 kilometers. By the time I finally reached the albergue, my body was loudly voicing its need for some serious downtime and relaxation.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Catedral de Burgos

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Catedral de Burgos

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The smile you get when you know coffee is coming soon!

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Keaki and Pamela (Canada) waiting for the cafe to open.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

A peek inside a garage in Rabé de las Calzadas.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Fuente la Praotorre. Perfectly placed for a rest before climbing up to Alto Meseta.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

A solitary tree on a hillside in Rabé de las Calzadas.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

Looking down into Hornillos from above.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

In Hornillos

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

A woman motioned for me to stop on the sidewalk as the tractor started to pull out.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

My Camino passport after 14 days.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi – Special to the Times

The stamp for Hornillos Meeting Point, my albergue for the night.

Kelly Osborne-Rozgonyi, 29, of St. Petersburg, FL., is a teacher at Country Day School in Largo, FL. She is currently in Europe walking the 500-mile Camino De Santiago. She is sending the Times a daily blog post about her solo journey, which is expected to last 33 days. You can e-mail Kelly at [email protected], though you might not hear back until after she returns.

Read the post for Day 15 of Kelly's Camino.

Follow Kelly's Camino from the beginning: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 / Day 5 / Day 6 / Day 7 / Day 8 / Day 9 / Day 10 / Day 11 / Day 12 / Day 13

Find out more about the Camino de Santiago, a centuries-old pilgrimage route to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, at santiago-compostela.net/.

On the Camino de Santiago, Day 14: A day without shade 07/18/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:29pm]
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