Day Ten. 10 Miles, (16 k).
Written on April 29, 2012
Pictured: SS Come and Damien, 16th Century Church with twisted spire.
This morning as we prepared to leave I felt refreshed and rested. It was good to have a rest day. As we left today it was the first day that I did not need my fleece vest and buff/scarf to almost fully cover my face from the cold. After a few hours I took off my jacket and tied it around my waist. We have definitely moved out of snow country and the pasture land. The valleys and green farmland here are beautiful. There are wildflowers and villages dotted along in the valleys. It is a beautiful day. The villages are far in the distance. Today we have only walked through two small villages. In one village an elderly man had set up a coffee stand for the pilgrims. A few miles later a woman had set up a cafe outside of her kitchen door and was serving lunches: salads, sandwiches, coffee and pastries. Three years ago when we walked through Spain we learned that if we have a big lunch all we want to do is lay in a field and sleep. We both had a coffee and moved on. We walked downhill today for miles through creekbeds. This is a holiday weekend in France. After about 5 miles of walking at least 40 people came up behind us and were walking very quickly. I had read that there are many groups walking during the Holidays. Entering into Saint-Come d’Olt was beautiful. We are staying in a Chambre-Hote. We had a great dinner and a lot of fun with three brothers (Jacques, Pierre, and Jean-Claude) and two women from France that we had seen earlier in the day. Sitting next to us was Jean-Michel and Christine. We are sure that we will see everyone again!