Tag Archives: Week Two

Varaire – Le Pech

Looking at the map the road looked like the shorter option. The Via Podiensis as marked required a backtrack for a short distance then a bit of a detour. It was always more pleasant to follow the path but the roads were quiet so I headed off along the tarmac. It was two kilometres less […]

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Cajarc – Varaire

I slept on as those around packed and left early. With the hot weather most were keen to cover the kilometres before it became too uncomfortable and to arrive before mid-afternoon and its heat. I too had to pack and leave as the gite was fully booked that night. I was told there were tents […]

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Figeac – Cajarc

I had enjoyed Figeac (apart from being locked out!). The first main town after many days it had an air of modernity steeped in its historic buildings. The way of life seemed relaxed and the people friendly. I was not however inspired to take photographs. Instead I was looking for photographs. Looking at the light […]

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Livinhac le Haut – Figeac

It had become a ritual of the Way. As soon as arriving in the evening, the rucksack was emptied, the sleeping bag laid on the bunk bed and any smelly socks taken to the sink. Hand washing was the usual option using a good travel laundry detergent. With three pairs of socks in my possession, […]

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Conques – Livinhac le Haut

By now I was sleeping better and into the routine of the Way of Saint James – early bed and an early rise. My feet had developed some blisters and treatment had made it possible to continue walking. At times a bit uncomfortable but I knew that the skin would get harder and less blisters […]

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Espeyrac – Conques

It was an easy 12.5km day through woodland. Walking with Christophe, Jacques and Laurent we knew we were close to Conques but could not see any sign of the village. The woods became denser and the path narrowed. I thought for a while we had lost the Way. We were only about a kilometre from […]

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Estaing – Espeyrac

Next morning after an early awakening and breakfast everyone packed and left. The Christian welcome includes an early bed. It also includes an early rise so we all had to leave by 8am. Back through the town and back across the bridge built in the XVIthe century by François d’Estaing, the way divided. One route […]

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