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Travel Blogs from Piney
... they had to get around obstacle courses and were judged on how well they did it. When our team finished we left and went home. We lit the fire as it was a bit chilly (quite a change from the previous week!) and played a game of Jungle Speed and Uno and Yahtzee. After the games we watched the soccer. And Netherlands beat Mexico 2-1 Love ...
... Sabine and Patrick who had driven 3hrs from Paris to greet us at their holiday farmhouse that they rent out. It was amusing to watch Patrick greet Annabel and me in the traditional French way with two kisses on the cheek then Annabel quietly whispered to me "Mum-his beard was so tickly!" We settled in quickly and sat down to have a drink and chat with them before they headed off to his parents' house in St Dizier for the night. The kids played some soccer outside and ...
... of speed about it. Late on this morning, I stumbled across a mother deer with a tiny doe trailing behind her. I was surprised they didn't sense my presence sooner, but once they did they were off like a shot across the fields. I managed to take a photo of them but it was only when they were far away enough in a field to risk looking back at where I might be.
All in all, it was a great day to be walking the Via Francigena.
... The barley crop is the closest to being ready for harvesting and has a wonderful golden-brown hue ( cue to start singing your favourite Stranglers tune). I walked the 25kms in 7.5 hours, including breaks, so I reached Brienne - le- Château by mid afternoon. The tourist office fixed me up with a bed in a municipal house allocated for pilgrim use. It's worth every penny of the 10 Euros they charged me. The only downside is that for the second ...
... who was to be my pilgrim host for Thursday night. Pilgrim hosts invite people to stay in their homes on a donativo basis. Meals are also provided, which saves travellers from having to fend for themselves. The quality of accommodation can vary quite considerably, although the welcome is always of the highest standard.
My host that evening spoke no English and my French was not much better, but we managed to communicate ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility