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Woken up by loud hooting, turned out to be the travelling bread van on a Sunday morning!
Not a lot in Vouecourt, a fountain house and a very old church.
Our Next stop was Langres, it is a fortified hill town. Walk part of the walls.
We went through the longest tunnel on our journey, 4.8km through the canal summit between the Marne and the Saone rivers.
Very rural journey for three days ...
... walls that surround the city proper. It is considered to be the largest continuously fortified town in Europe. In the 1800’s a citadel of military buildings was added contingent to the original wall, but a bit down hill. Those buildings are still there also but we didn’t get to them.
Diderot, the Frenchman who had the most to do with starting the Encylopedia in the Enlightenment spirit of the 1700’s was born in Langres. There is a statue ...
... and 9 AM and noon and one and two, and 5 and 6 and 7 in the evening. Depending on where you are, you can sometimes hear bells from more than one town at a time.
We visited a marvelous town called Langres and stayed 2 days there. It is the largest fully walled and fortified town remaining in Europe, they say. More about that in the next blog.
Don’t know when I will have enough wifi to post this, but I’m hoping it will be soon.
... internet connection. Interestingly, the place has only two beds and pilgrims must arrive between 5pm and 7pm to secure their reservation. Any later?...hardies!!!
I should make the deadline even though it is a longer day than I would have liked. Hopefully, my sleep won't be disturbed greatly by the church bells that appear to sound every 15 minutes day and night. I'll let you know.
Postscript: NO BLISTERS for two consecutive days.
... I'm confident everything will be fine well before I'm called to kiss the foot of St. Peter at the Basilica in Rome. Another effective remedy has been to wear my wide-brimmed hat whenever I am walking in the daytime.
Some really good news is that my troublesome right knee is coping extremely well with the walk. I put this down to the fact that a lot of the VF route involves walking on asphalt road surfaces. While in no way a ...
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