Monthly Archives: May 2010

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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Saint Côme d’Olt – Estaing

The next day was market day in the town. After a brief wander around taking some photographs, I left following the red and white stripes of GR65. The way led me over an old Roman bridge and followed the Lot River for some time. I caught up with Christophe, Marie and Jacques as we entered […]

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Nasbinals – Saint Côme d’Olt

Sleep was getting easier and I awoke early and fully rested. I was on my way before eight o’clock. The town was deserted and a local couple said that I was the first person they had seen that morning. Nasbinals is at 1180m and it was cold, about 3 degrees. The way continued upwards across […]

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Aumont Aubrac – Nasbinals

Woke feeling like I had been bitten by bed bugs. Not such a comfortable nights sleep on the thin mattresses provided in the church hall. I quickly packed and left getting the church stamp in my credencial on the way out of town. It was still cloudy and light rain started again. The country was […]

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Saint Alban sur Limagnole – Aumont Aubrac

The light rain started again while crossing a wide valley. After leaving Saint Alban sur Limagnole earlier there had been some sun. It had looked like a perfect day for walking. By now however I was getting used to the rain and with the poncho I didn’t mind. With head to foot cover the poncho […]

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Saugues – Saint Alban sur Limagnole

I arose at 7am having not slept well. A change in life style, excitement or worry about what lay ahead for the next two months could have been responsible for that. I packed the rucksack and headed off to the post office to post the old waterproof kit looking forward to shedding some weight from […]

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