Last night's supper was again a real highlight. I ate with Vincent and Carly (owners of Le Gite Plein Sud) , their daughter Louise and Rory. Vincent, the quiet one similar to how my dad was, is a retired country doctor. As such when he does say something he is coming from a point of knowledge...quite interesting,
Carly his spouse was born in Amsterdam and is currently a tour guide in Le Puy en Velay where I will be tomorrow...would really like do take a tour with her as she has an easy outgoing personality. Vincent and Carly have traveled extensively including Canada and Japan where they lived for 3 months.
Louise is the oldest of two daughters and spent a year working in Canada in a child home care situation. In her travels she met Rory, born in Surinam (formerly Dutch Guyana) while travelling in South America. They live in French Guyana which remains a colony of France...French people can work there without any requirements. They married a year ago in French Guyana and are in France to year end as they await birth of their child...oh and they got married again in France.
It was quite an interesting conversation...learned a lot about French Guyana...a bonus! Four Canadian lapel pins were given...three of them were worn immediately...guess who was somewhat reticent.
|Delicious egg, tomato and something else - Brad note wine in the background!|
|Rice, ratatouille vegetable dish, chicken and fresh picked mushrooms|
Breakfast was at 7:00...Carly had to drive to Maufaucon as they were out of bread!
Vincent then kindly drove me back to my starting point in Les Chomats..an interesting drive in fog so incredibly thick it was like pea soup...honestly maybe 20 feet visibility tops!
So the morning was walking in very foggy conditions which meant I had to be very careful for route signs as often they were not visible...thankfully the route involved long stretches.
|I know you can't see much...neither could I!|
|Very misty - on came the backpack rain cover|
|Lise...notice Pink icing!|
|Totally uncontrolled railway crossing across road|
|French family being very still by roadside|
|Coming into Queyrieres|
|WW1 - Tence where 179 soldiers died - current population 3,311|
|WW1 - Saint Jeures where 94 soldiers died - current population 869|
|Not a dangerous animal|
|Again not a dangerous animal|
|Walked right by them and didn't flinch - quite proud of myself|
I was shocked when it turned out to be the same group of 4 that I met on day 26. Since then I have had three days where I have averaged 34 kms a day...they are much slower them me as I keep passing them. They must be walking 10+ hours a day!
Now I know some wise guy/gal reading this may say...well Guy if you wouldn't get lost so often you might be ahead of them!
|Funny sign...well at least to me...could be interpreted as cheese from raspberry goats|
One thing I had not planned on...my adaptor which has a USB port has decided it is too tired and has given up the ghost. I need this for charging both my Bad Elf device and my phone. I am not fussed about the Bad Elf device however having a phone, as limited as reception has been, has been useful...not sure if I will be able to replace it.
As I entered Queyrieres I asked a few folks for directions to the B&B La Boria Delhi Chastel where I am staying...3 Canadian Lapel pins and a big merci!
La Boria Delhi Chastel is a beautiful place in a great location...again pricy by pilgrim standards at demi pension at 64 euros however after 13 days walking I can use the comfort.
|Volcanic rock just outside B&B|