There were 8 of us sleeping there...two young ladies from Germany, couple and older son from Germany and I think father and daughter ( they came late). Unfortunately one of the young ladies was quite ill during the night...at breakfast she was given dry toast and was so apologetic. Everyone didn't care about being woken up...just concerned for her. She ended up not walking today as a friend came and drove her...Marika the other girl must have continued walking.
I gave 6 Canadian pins (one to Monika the host) at breakfast and interestingly three of the group immediately pinned them on. It turns out the German couple's son has been to Canada to visit his other brother who was there for 6 months. Marika said she plans on visiting Canada with a friend next year...west coast is what Europeans seem to know about most.
So far I am meeting people who are out for a week to 10 days with the exception of the first two pilgrims I referred to in an earlier blog who are going to Geneva. It will be interesting when I meet the first person going to Santiago de Compostela.
Met the New Zealand gentlemen for the second time...gave then Canadian lapel pins...one of them acted surprised and said he thought I would be in Santiago by now! Hope to meet them again on the way.
Today's walk was the easiest so far at 22.8 kms...was finished before 1:00...gives me a chance to rest a bit. A few pictures from the day...
|Large wood carving which represents my route finding pose very well|
|Goat without a mountain|
|Open one car train going up the mountain|
Seems like I have had a few of these...today was simply following a sign and saw these in the distance.
|Llamas, Alpacas, ???|
I am at the A+B Rohrer-Gasser sleep and straw farm where I will behaving supper with at least 12 others...a gentlemen just drove up in a station wagon and unloaded a whole bunch of bags...could be a lot of fun tonight if the gear is for a groups of kids!
|Sleep in straw farm|
First week completed...GPS tracker says I have walked 207 kms...the plan was to have walked 159 kms....getting lost and accommodation out of the way have certainly added fair distance.
The sleeping area looks good however am going to reserve judgement on whether I recommend this sleep in straw farm. It is at least 1 km off the path and communication is non existent (resorted to drawing a clock with hands for supper and breakfast times) and perhaps a little incorrect.