Wednesday 12th September
I awoke this morning about 530 but had to lie quietly until 645 until our room mates moved. They eventually got up and prepared themselves for the day. Cath and I arrived at breakfast at 715 but missed most things as the more greedy had inhaled most things already.
I should explain that the Gites cost us about 37 Euros each each night but this covers the evening meals and breakfasts around large communal tables. This is a great part of the day but with us not speaking French it does puts a bit of a dampener on it all even though most people make efforts to involve us. Most of the Pilgrims on this Camino are French, several Canadians who usually can speak French and the other odd Europeans. We have met few Australians ( there was one group from Mt Eliza)
Today we decided not to test legs too much and finished at Nasbinals where had booked a room in the town. We will likely stay here for 2 days as heavy rain forecast for tomorrow and we need to review our plans to cater for the distances ( we will not be able to get near our target of 24 k per day average) and our other key deadlines. We need to be in Cahors on Sept 20 to catch up with our suitcases and also we need to be in St John Pied de Port around the 9th October plus we need to manage Cath’s sore legs sensibly.
Still, we will walk, bus and train if needed on our Camino 2018.
Our accommodation tonight is above a bike shop run by a lovely woman and man busy fixing all their bikes for tourists to hire.
We have purchased pastries and tarts for tonight’s dinner.