Perfect weather..really the days are just blending together at this point. Today was Yosh's last day so we will shortly go out for a drink to celebrate.
My blister protection seemed to quiet down the pain felt from yesterday...overall this return trip has been so much better than my first walk...thanks Nancy for the suggestions. Overall I am feeling good but have to admit to being a little tired.
Last night we did not have demi pension at the Gite so we went to the only open restaurant in Lauzerte...a pizzeria. It was excellent! I had a real tasty pizza called La Raclette
A somewhat bizarre and funny story behind this picture. I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE OF MY PIZZA so I asked Jean Michel (from Cahors) who was sitting at the next table to take a picture of his pizza. He was with 2 friends who likely think this Canadian is totally bonkers...2 Canadian lapel pins to them.
|Caramel ice cream|
Cyrille...as usual was last to get started.
|View from Gite|
|Interesting corner of Lauzerte square...note upraised stone|
|Pilgrim in action|
|Interesting plaque dedicated to First Nations people of Quebec|
|Nice trail section|
|Yosh and Georges at destination|
I told him our story and gave him a Canadian lapel pin. He was thankful and quite forceful in suggesting that I take the Camino Norte rather than the Camino Frances in Spain as the latter is to busy in his opinion. I thanked him and went on my way.
Georges was behind me and also had a similar chat...10 minutes later Georges caught up with me in a rage and was fuming about what "this guy" had to say.
Georges was quite offended by the suggestion of what to do in Spain. Georges is a very passionate guy...he has been in France for 60 days and clearly is very tired of all things French!
Cyrille is very pensive today as his friend for whom he is walking has been hospitalized. He is a very reflective individual and he may go home for a while in Saint Jean Pied de Port...if not earlier.
Sonia and Robert came by to see me as I was writing this in my paper blog and we had a good chat. They are leaving today after walking for a week.
We are staying in the Couvent Carmel monastery. We had a warm reception (resulted in 2 more Canadian lapel pins) and a drink. We are in double rooms...relatively tiny! Cyrille and I are sharing a room as are Georges and Yosh. Overall a very nice hebergement with demi pension at 32 euros per day.