Day Five: 17.1 miles (27.5 kilometers)
Written on April 24, 2012
The conversation all through dinner last night in several languages was: do you think that the snow will keep falling tonight and do you think that we will be able to walk tomorrow? There were many opinions being expressed. This morning everyone seemed to think that the best option was to walk out of Le Sauvage before more snow fell. Vern and I followed along behind Yannick and Evelyne . We walked as fast as we could so that we wouldn’t lose sight of them as snow was starting to fall harder and harder. It was our first high mileage day…we walked through snow, in snow, through snow and high winds, and through a lot of water. At one point we found 2 ricola (cough drops) on the ground with a note carved into the dirt that said “Vern, sugar for you”! Thanks again to our friends for their kindness!
We stopped at a cafe in Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole just in time to find Yannick, Evelyne, Francois, Michele, and Roland enjoying their breakfast. After the stop at the cafe we walked for several more hours arriving in Aumont-Aubrac. We are sharing a room with Beatrice who we met and spent time with in Sauges. We had a wonderful meal altogether at the Gite and a lot of laughs.