Woke with 22 miles to walk and an expected high of 100 degrees.
I’m dumb, but I’m not that dumb. So, I took a cab to about the halfway point. As a result, my walk for today was only 11 miles. Even so, the last 3 miles were brutal. Temps 95 to 97. No shade.
I definitely made the right call. I wasn’t alone, I saw a bunch of people waiting for a bus. 22 miles today would have been life-threatening.
Data points about my trip so far:
– 28 days in Europe (my previous longest trip to Europe was 20 days in Italy last year)
– 25 different lodging locations (that’s just crazy)
– 2 days walking in the rain (only about 4 hours total)
– 387 miles completed in France (about 60 of these via bus/cab)
– 80 miles to go in France
– 5 days of hiking left in France
9 thoughts on “Day 27 – Arzacq-Arraziguet”
Really love following your journey from afar! Keep the great pics and notes coming!
Pray that wildfires don’t break out! It seems that Europe is a pretty good place to be this time of year.
Thoughts for you today from David Whyte.
The road seen, then not seen, the hillside hiding
then revealing the way you should take,
the road dropping away from you as if leaving you
to walk on thin air, then catching you, holding you up,
when you thought you would fall, and the way forward
always in the end the way that you came, the way
that you followed, the way that carried you into your future,
that brought you to this place, no matter that it sometimes
took your promise from you, no matter that it always
had to break your heart along the way, the sense
of having walked from far inside yourself out into the revelation,
to have risked yourself for something that seemed
to stand both inside you and far beyond you,
that called you back in the end to the only road
you could follow, walking as you did, in your
rags of love and speaking in the voice
that by night, became a prayer for safe arrival…
This is referencing your post from a few days back, but you had me at “fiber.” Stay safe my friend!
Oooh, I really like that fixer-upper Data Center! Reminds me of the one in ASB – lol. Stay strong Bill.
I figured CMU might want to lease it.
Bill – you found our DR site!! @Jim Bujaki, we’ve come a long way at PSU since you’ve been gone!
Bill, this made me laugh out loud. 100 degrees is hot; no humidity, with humidity , I’m with you. Living in SW Florida we’ve had days that hover at 97 and 98. HOT.
You narrations are very informative and enjoyable. The churches are incredible. Thank you for sharing your journey.