Today was tricky. I had the choice of walking 21 miles to a great town or divide the walk into two days (12 and 9) and stay at a very small village in between.
I decided to do the long trek when I planned a few months ago. Didn’t realize it would be over 90 degrees. Argh.
So I woke up early and started walking about 5AM so I would miss the heat. It was scary walking with only a headlamp through the forest but when it opened up, the stars were beautiful. The Milky Way showed the way.
Later in the morning, a made a couple stupid directional errors, which added a couple miles. My legs were strong though. No more days like that on the plan, luckily. I have a rest day coming up in three days. Good timing.
Bill, how’s the food?
Lots of bread in France, though. Gluten-free folks would struggle.
Breakfasts are usually croissants, bread, maybe some yogurt, maybe some cheese and meat.
Lunch has usually been a picnic. Ham/cheese sandwiches (that’s a big thing in France) or Quiche.
Dinner has been where the variety is. Beef. Sausage. Fish. Salads. And local specialties. Very tasty and interesting.
Bottom line… you eat well in France.
One of the joys of starting early… sunrise.
9 thoughts on “Day 8 – Conques”
Have you attended any Masses before you start walking? I spy a Penn State IT bag on the table in the beer pic. 🙂
Good eye! That bag works great when I explore the town. Representing my peops.
Only mass was first day. Tonight I’m going to a service at the Conques Cathedral (Church of Sainte Foy). Then a light show after.
I’m staying in the Hostel attached to church. I think it’s an old monastery. Stayed in an old convent two nights ago. (Had a chance to attend a service there, but unfortunately missed it.)
The pictures you post really are well done. So much of the architecture and countryside looks to be as if from a story book (you mentioned Disney). It will be interesting to see how the cuisine changes as you move from one region to another.
Leffe for the win! You can thank Belgian monks for that lovely beer.
Nice routine…blog post and a beer. I could get used to that!
I am assuming you have Bed and Breakfast accommodations.. King bed.. A/C.. Chocolates on the pillow.. Yes?
If Ford was paying.
Bill, I just started reading about your trip and I’m loving all the details! The views, the rocky walls and buildings, the cows and the rivers. Wow! I’m so glad you’re sharing these for those of us who will probably never make it happen on our own! Wow!
Yum. I am now hungry. That is all.