I made it to a pretty special place tonight. I am staying in a small town called Atapuerca. It is a UNESCO site of archeological importance. It is where the earliest known remains of humanity have been found. The remains date back 800,000 years. They were found in a collection of caves that was apparently perfect for life back that far. It is kinda cool to think that they have found humans remains that old and it is even more amazing for me that I am where they are. Scholars believe that human life here could date back a million years. Wooooo! I kinda feel like I have come full circle.
Today was a very nice day to walk. The winds subsided and the storms had passed. We passed through about four small towns. It is hard to keep track after a while. We had a long stretch through the woods. Both Ricardo and I agreed that this was the first day without any substantial pain all day. Each town we passed through was unique and special. Each one was small and we very much felt like we we walking in a very distant past. It is so quiet here. It seems like most of the pilgrims are spread out at this point so we only run into a few at a time now. We seem to be at the end of the season for sure. None of the places are full. Tomorrow it is onto Burgos to get a day of rest. Nice!!!!