I figure a 38 day rest should be enough to complete the last day of the Swiss part of the walk!
The plan is to have less of a plan than the first time...I will return home Nov 15th as a very special event will take place shortly thereafter...daughter Lise and future son in law Steven's wedding! I think I have the right amount of time to walk through France however if I don't then I can pick it up when I next return to complete the long walk in the spring of 2014.
New shoes (half size bigger as a result of expertise received from an actual shoe store), new socks (again the best in the world based on previous Camino walkers experience), new haircut (you should see the ridiculous Dennis the Menace hair sticking out of the back of my head as it's been growing back!) no more advance sleeping reservations (other than first couple of nights) allowing more flexibility, shorter average daily walking distances and advice received on blister prevention.
I'm set...well... it's an adventure so it's good that not all is predictable!
One thing has not changed...stubbornly sticking to the added grams associated with Canadian lapel pins (resupply waiting in Le Puy en Velay) as it's fun, a bit odd and they provided me with one of the funniest moments in Switzerland when the 95+ year old gentlemen looked at me with his "what the point of giving me this?" expression...priceless. Getting lost at times is pretty well a sure thing however will eventually find the right path.
I will do my best to stay clear of dangerous animals however they just seem to know I'm coming!
Hopefully my new SIM data card for France will work as promised allowing me to stay in touch on a regular basis.
And now to repack...need a toque, gloves...long john's? Nah...I'm Canadian and should be able to tough it out a bit!