My Bad Elf recorded 33 kms...the official expected distance was 27 kms...I walked for about 8 hours so the higher number may be closer. To be honest the walk was somewhat painful due to a blister under my foot...I have just received some help from Helene (Accueil Jacquaire host) with positioning second skin protection so we will see how things go tomorrow.
|Well not quite moving on - breakfast|
The morning was fantastic from a weather perspective...I managed to dodge the rain, other than 5 minutes, for the entire day. Man am I lucky! A few pictures from today...
In he morning the walking was amongst apple orchards and vineyards. Throughout all my walk I have seen a lot of fruit on the ground and have refrained from taking any. I mentioned this at Caty's B&B a few nights ago and everyone at the table told me to go ahead and pick up a piece of fruit...the owner would gladly give a pilgrim an apple.
So I was hungry and picked up a couple of apples that had fallen from trees...they were super good. Feel back that I did not leave Canadian lapel pins as a thanks...however that would have been tough for the fruit owner to find!
As far as Canadian lapel pins are concerned I gave out 8 today...which means I had a good day. Two were given to guys who helped with directions (one of them had a rifle as he was a hunter...I approached him very carefully!) One lapel pin was given to the lady at the boulangerie/pattiserie...see below. The last five were given to Paul, Helene Heyraud and for their three children...see later as well.
Just when I thought my lunch would be wonderbread baguette supreme I came across an open boulangerie/pattiserie in St-Julien-Molinette. When I asked the lady if she sold any beverages she said no but went in the back and filled a bottle of water for me...super nice...a Canadian lapel pin which she told me would go to her daughter.
|Sweet tart and pear cake slice - best ever! Canada Food Guide compliant!|
|Ok there is a fence between us - just pretend there isn't one|
|No fence - this rooster was a few feet away!|
I am staying at Paul and Helene Heyraud's Accueil Jacquaire in Bourg Argental...an absolutely delightful couple who have done this Accueil for only a few years. Their home is the old train station and I have a small detached house to myself! I kid you not shower, kitchen, living room...
They can have up to four people in their Accueil Jacquaire. In an hour I am having supper with them and their daughter Alice...earlier today I was invited in for blueberry pound cake!