For the next few days we can expect rain...sure is cloudy out there now! I think our luck has run out...what a run!
Last night there were many pilgrims at our communal supper. The 3 Belgium couples, Claude & Marie, Georges, Cyrille, Anna, Jean-Michel and I were all there. At the end of supper Samuel, a young guy from Quebec joined us. Apparently Samuel is walking with 250 euros to his name and spends 9 out of every 10 nights sleeping outside.
Supper last night what one can expect for 23 euros demi pension. Good but not haute cuisine.
|Arbres des Pelerins|
|Lunch...no sandwich available so suffered badly|
|Even nicer trail!|
|Incredible building covered in ivy!|
|WW1- Fichous Rimougou where 6 soldiers died|
|WW1 - Arthez de Bearn where 12 soldiers died|
THIS IS FRANCE...HOW CAN THERE BE NO BREAD! SURELY BABIES ARE FED BREAD WITH THEIR MILK!
She kindly asked me where I was going...I said Arthez de Bearn. She looked at me and said I would be OK if I arrived by noon...17.5 kms away! So...10 miles in one hour with an 11 kg backpack...sure 6:00 miles. No problem if I was Greg.
I didn't make it for 12:00 so no sandwich.
I arrived at the Municipal Gite at 3:45 and the door was locked...nice guy across the street offered to phone and the Gite manager was here within 5 minutes.
Great room, showers etc. 10 euros without breakfast. This is Georges' last night...we are ordering from a local restaurant Chez Celia's who will deliver our pilgrims meal for 11.5 euros each.
I'm sad that Georges is leaving tomorrow...will give him my contact details...that the way of the Chemin. I'm going to miss the hunter stories, the struggles for a vegetarian meal, trying to keep up on the trail and the many laughs shared.