Hontanas

Saturday, September 11, 2021: This is the entrance to the “Muni” in Hontanas which is a small village with a population of 70.

Our bunks were in a small isolated alcove. This is what you get for $10 a bed. The top bunks were pretty high but, once again with Covid and reduced capacity, they were not putting anyone on top bunks.
The nearby church was very contemporary and had a little meditation area with bibles in many languages.
This village had several fountains for water.
Another water source.
This very old water source has the Camino shell near the spigot. Many pilgrims fill their water bottles here.
This very nice home had a unique water fountain …
… unique but a little strange.
Sangria time!
The little cafes, albuergues and hostals depend upon business from those walking the Camino. Last year was hard on everyone. In this town, the grocery store closed and there were several dwellings for sale.
“Meal of the Day” is a good deal especially if you’ve walked several miles and are really hungry. They usually cost about $12 and include two courses with several items to choose from plus wine, bread and desert.
One of the courses I chose was St. Anton’s Pot. It was a savory combination of chic peas and several types of meat.
Small but well maintained town.
The sun setting over Hontanas.

Next stop is Castrojarez, a village built on a steep Mesa topped with the ruins of a castle.

Published by janeinspain.blog

Jane is a resident of Browndale neighborhood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

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