Gentle readers. Not every day on the Camino is fun but they are all meaningful. After a great meal last night in the Albergue/hotel I enjoyed the company of some people I met very early on the Camino who had caught up with me. One man thought his wife was not walking fast enough so he left her behind. (Not a course of action I would have advised). The race for a bed to beat the surge of pilgrims required a push ahead in the cold wind and rain on to Burgos where there are many options and much to see. This places me a full day ahead of the guide book with 311 miles to go and 173 behind me. Under the weather conditions it was not prudent to spend time at Atapuerca as I had planned where they have found new and older human remains. With no beds in Atapuerca it would have placed me into Burgos too late to find a place here. Burgos is one of those cities that seems to be a living museum with historic and architectural treasures everywhere. Tomorrow will my first venture onto the meseta unless the weather is worse then I just might burn that extra day here in Burgos. I am greatful I am not doing this next year which is a Holy year when they expect as many as 1000 people a day. Your cold, wet, and humble pilgrim.