After my last post, I had a great day. We had been hiking for days through hay fields and vineyards. As much as I love the vineyards, I was very pleased as we finally walked up a mountain and into the trees. I love that. There's something about being higher than everything else, and hearing the nothingness that puts me at ease. I love the trees and the shade! I kept a banana from breakfast, hiked ahead of my friends on the climb, and enjoyed it at the top with a view. Paul and I have been hiking with Aussies, Helen, Kat, and Ed.
On Thursday in the morning, while walking to Burgos, we walked through Atapuerca. The prehistoric caves of Atapuerca were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000 on account of their source as the earliest human remains ever discovered in Europe dating back over 900,000 years and providing an exceptional record of the way of life of the first human communities. It was discovered when cutting rail link to nearby mines. Pretty amazing to walk here. Lots to think about!
The Burgos Cathedral is absolutely beautiful. I toured the inside too, and everything is so ornate.
Tonight, we are in a nice village with ruins in the mountain above, and music playing in the streets.