Day 4 – Aumont-Aubrac

Four days down, about 70 to go. What have I gotten myself into?

I’m really having fun. I’m meeting a lot more people now. I see the same folks over-and-over, and I’m starting to get to know people.

My Mom was my prayer subject today. She’s my biggest fan. Apologies to all her peops back at Overlake Terrace being bored with her stories about me.

Bill, I don’t know how to ask this, but where do people go to the bathroom on the trail?

Here in France the trail is part of a national system maintained by the government. They build really nice “water closets” (European for “restroom”) every few miles along the trail. All the ones I’ve been in have been very clean.

In addition to the public WCs, there are snack shops and businesses you can visit. And of course, if you can’t wait, there’s always the woods.

An example publicly provided water closet.
I started today way out there in the distance. Lots of beautiful rolling hills.
I’ve seen many families hiking together. I even saw a couple carrying an infant.
I like to celebrate the end of each day with a beer. Bartender asked “Petite or grande?” Today, I said “grande.” May have been a mistake.
I’m spending tonight in the wonderful town of Aumont-Aubrac. My favorite , so far. This is the church in the center of town.

8 thoughts on “Day 4 – Aumont-Aubrac

    1. I’ve got rest days planned every 10 days or so. May need more, but I’m afraid I’ll go a little stir crazy.

      1. That makes sense. If you wake up and have 10 miles planned do you have to finish that 10 miles or is there like places along the way to stop. I guess do you have specific places where you have to stay at night?

  1. Answer: You’ve gotten yourself into an adventure of a lifetime. In a few days you will be in the rhythm. Sleep as much as you need on your rest days, as tempting as it is to go out and explore. I’m enjoying your posts, thanks for writing them, when it would be so much easier to just relax.

  2. We’re on board with the Grande! Fight the urge to “half slab” it, Bill. We’re very proud of you.

  3. Definitely on board for the Grande! We’re sure many parts of your journey will be challenging, but fight the urge to “half slab” it… we’ll proud of you, Bill!

  4. Bill it is wonderful reading your posts and about your adventure so far. The scenery is stunning. Thanks for bringing us along. You are in our prayers as you make this incredible journey.

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