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... Joanne says we had lots of downhill. To me all we seemed to do was climb. It was a perfect temperature day - we had our first rain shower which lasted about 10 minutes. Just long enough to decide to put our rain jackets and rain covers on. You know what happened next - it stopped raining. We met about 6 other walkers today which is about double what we normally ...
... hiking like than walking at times, mostly French speaking hikers and very few villages which are more than a farm house. While I would walk the Spanish Camino alone I wouldn't walk the French. The French people are friendly and great hosts and the locals are interested in us and not at all pretentious. Tonight we are eating dinner with our host in our gites. Should be interesting as she doesn't speak a word ...
Today was hot and hilly. We had trouble not only drinking enough water but finding it. Only one cafe today after about 2 hours of walking so it was a good thing we bought food for a picnic lunch. So far the Spanish appear to make much better coffee than the French. Absolutely stunning vistas today. A lot of the path today was very rocky. It was definitely a hard hike and some people were completely exhausted and not prepared for the hike. We are sitting as I ...
What an interesting first day. Good thing we had a big petit dejeuner in our hotel. We started walking at about 8am and we followed the road UP out of Le Puy. I mean up. It was very misty but we could tell the sun was going to be poking through so we only had tshirts on. The trail was well marked and there was nobody else walking. I mean nobody. A real contrast to the ...
Le Puy has been a pleasant surprise with well preserved 16th century buildings, well dressed French women (as always), and lots of small shops and cafés. We toured the sights, bought hiking poles, got our Camino passport from the cathedral and enjoyed the cafés. The tourists are mainly French. The Camino is very visible although not too many hikers around town. We met a 30 yr old man from ...
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