Before I get into the day....BONNE FETE MAM (mother) 90 ans! Pauline and Marc...svp donne Mam un bec et une embrassade! Mam is a very special person...always looking for what you have done right and supporting as such. I have been so lucky to have had Mam...while she is no longer able to communicate due to illness we know you are still thinking of your family and loving them.
Today was a nice sunny day in the low 20's...perfect for walking. Essentially nothing significant happened today...did not get lost (ok...almost), no dangerous animals, peaceful scenery and no outstanding people encounters. Just a nice walk.
A few pictures of Fribourg as I was leaving...I would really like to come back here as a tourist and just look around! So much history...
NO WAY after yesterday's fun...straight back to where I started for this boy today! I did leave Beatrice a handful of Canadian lapel pins...her place was great!
Dawn here is a Citroen that I came across...sort of like the cars your Dad had...well not quite!
I was thinking about the many and varied gates that I have passed through in my Switzerland walk...so much creativity in the designs...here are a few.
After walking for 5 hours...essentially non stop...and having eaten a handful of trail mixture and drinking water, I was ready for a break. It came in a small village Autigny where I stopped in at a magasin. YES that's French! All day today I have been hearing people talk French, greeting me with bonjour. What a difference it has made...I can now read, understand and have a conversation.
Lunch was incredibly good...tuna on a French mini baguette, nectarine, apple drink and a lemon tart with a strong lemon flavour!
After lunch I still had 3+ hours so I got moving again...as I neared Romont I was really taken by the views and the town itself.
Romont is a medieval walled city with ramparts and known for it's stained glass work. Having done some stained glass I was interested in looking around a bit!
|While not stained glass this was cool|
It was a few minutes before I got my gear together again and hoisted the backpack. As I started walking I noticed the gentlemen waiting just ahead at a street corner...sure enough he was waiting for me and when I arrived he pointed out where I needed to go. He was also interested in knowing where in Canada I was from and about my journey. That was good!
Marie-Therese had two of her five grandchildren who are staying the night...left 10 or Canadian lapel pins for the family.
I would have liked to stay in Romont to visit a bit however could not find reasonably priced accommodations (sister's convent is closed for renovations).
My B&B however is once again second to none...Marie-Therese Sugnault in Billens - 25 Rte de Billens.
Had a great supper and expect breakfast will be the same in the morning...35 Swiss francs only!