Monday, 25 June 2007

Pilgrimage from Vitry-Le-Francois to Laneuville-A-Bayard 23/06/07

We were freezing cold when we woke up this morning. It was still raining on and off so neither of us was keen to make a move.

During a brake in the rain we emerged into the town square and headed straight for a café.

The rain was to continue on and off the whole day which made for slow progress. When it wasn’t raining it was too hot to wear our rain gear so it was “stop, start, stop, start” the whole day.

We were starving by the time we arrived in St Dizier at around 18:00 and I was having dreams of spaghetti or stake frittes but it didn’t appear like I would be in luck. The only food they sell here are kebabs. I think it must have more kebab shops per head of population than any other city in the world!

But we did find one little pasta restaurant and it was great!!!

After dinner we went and crashed in the main square for an hour so we could continue walking tonight.

It was then into a café for a couple more cups of coffee. We started videoing ourselves and Dan started questioning the whole idea of what we were doing. He doesn’t see the point and I couldn’t really help him :)

I remember the same thing happened with the camino in Spain. About two weeks into it everyone looks at what they are doing and thinks that it is mad. It is quite amusing.

So then it was back to the canal. We only made it about 10kms before deciding that we must have walked at least 15-18kms and called it a night.

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