Long trek today of just under 20 miles made more difficult by thick, wet fog as I hiked over the Sierra Atapuerca down towards Burgos. Burgos is a vast city of almost 200,000 residents and about 2.5 miles from one end to the other. There are few albergue options along this section of the route so I and many other peregrinos are staying in small inns on the outskirts of town. Tomorrow I will explore a bit of the city and as I leave town will begin the walk across the Meseta (plateau) where I will be for the next few days. This area is described as a “sublime wilderness ” with few trees, little shade, and lots of grain (wheat, oats, barley) fields. My right knee is not being very kind to me but hope for the best over the next few days of relatively flat terrain. Missing Betsy (my wife if you don’t know me), Luna (our dog) and home life. But still enthralled with this pilgrimage.