Last night's supper was the best of my trip so far...felt like royalty with food being brought to my cottage! No I did not drink all that wine!
|Best vegetable soup ever!|
|Ham, pate and other|
|Aubrac beef (super tasty and tender), potatoes|
When I woke up this morning I realized that I needed to let go of my disappointment with my iPad experience...decided that my best approach was to simply write my blog on paper and publish later. I immediately felt much better.
|A very hearty breakfast picked me up|
|Dawn & Heather - one of your dad's cars?|
|Walking early has it's benefits!|
|Every sign with remaining kms to Santiago is different with very inconsistent distances|
|WW1 - Espeyrac where 75 soldiers died|
|WW1 - Senergues where 94 soldiers died|
|Descent into Conques was fairly steep!|
Along the way I met and briefly chatted with 5 pelerins from Perpignan who were walking together. I gave then each a Canadian lapel pin...one of them said she had heard of me along the way because of the pins!
Conques is a small but very historic town with a huge cathedral and relic treasures. I walked around for a while and met Ingrid the fellow Canadian from Le Puy en Velay who had chosen to skip the Aubrac plateau.
I sat down at an outdoor cafe with Patrick, Delphine (both were leaving for home), Cyrille and another gentleman (one Canadian lapel pin) and had a beer. Other pictures from Conques.
|Timpa above the Cathedral door|
|Frere Jacques in cathedral|
I am staying at the Abbaye Sainte-Foy which is a historic, must stay place. Demi pension ranges from 28 euros in a dormitory to 42 euros in a single room. Make a special effort to stay here...you will not regret it!