Ciruena to Castildelgado - 18.7 km

May 15
Lat: 42.438056 Lon: -3.084167

We began later this morning because the pension owner prepared breakfast at 7:30 a.m. so we started at 8 a.m. The pension, Casa Victoria, was a wonderful place to stay; the price was only 20 euros for a single and the bar/restaurant (which is great and very reasonably priced) is right next door. As a side note, don't stay in the albergue, the Virgin de Guadalupe in Ciruena. The price is 13 euros a night and is not nice according to Chuck and Zack.

We walked out this morning in a pouring down rain with full rain gear on and 39 degrees. The trail was great though as it wasn't really muddy. It was a wide path (dirt road) leading all the way to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. In this town they have a church that is famous for a miracle involving a cock, (rooster), so we paid the 3 euros and went in to see the church and the rooster. It was interesting with lots of gold and plenty of statues.

After we finished the church tour we headed back out on the trail. It continued to rain as we walked to the town of Granon, where we ate lunch and went to the bank for another cash draw. They have a great bank with an indoor ATM machine. Since there is only one restaurant, eat there and get your cash.

After lunch the rain started to subside and the temps rose into the 50s. The rain jacket came off and we headed to Castildelgado, where we stayed in the "El Chocaltero." It is supposed to be a Hosteles, but is more like a truck stop, but less expensive at 22 euros a night for a single. It is clean, although small (you have to go outside to change your mind), and they have a restaurant right there. All the truckers seem to like it too. (You know what they say about food...truckers are never wrong).

The day just seemed to fly by with nothing too eventful, pretty much heads down and one foot in front of the other.

Buen Camino

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