Friday, 8 June 2007

Pilgrimage from Olhain to Arras 07/06/07

It was such a nice walk this morning but it was a shame it went so quickly. From the top of the mountain I walked down to the main road through the forest. It was only a small dirt track and it was great not to be walking on bitumen for a change.

As I was coming up to a crossroads this rabbit came hurtling around the corner full tilt and didn’t even spare me a glance. Before I had a chance to react this huge black dog appeared in hot pursuit. I thought it was going to go me for a second but then it too brushed passed missing me by inches. It was a shame that I didn’t get to catch it on video.

I took it easy for the rest of the day and arrived in Arras around 2pm. Unfortunately Dan had forgot to tell me that the reception of the hostel was closed between 11am to 5pm so I had to trudge back into town. It was a good excuse to have a beer though…
So Dan finally turned up at around 8pm and it was good to catch up. The funniest thing was that he did turn up to the abbey I was staying in but there was no one at reception. He waited out the front for 20 mins and then got told by a passer by that only females could stay there. So he went back to the other one. Hahahahahaha…..

His foot is also pretty bad. I think he will catch a bus a few days ahead and rest some more.

So after exchanging stories we decided to hit the town. The nightlife was OK but nothing special. This is a pretty cool town though.

1 comment:

Gareth Howell said...

Which abbey was that in Arras?


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