Day Twenty Seven. 11.8 Miles, 19 Kilometers.
Written on May 16, 2012.
Today when we left Moissac we walked at least nine miles along a canal. It was wonderful to not be walking uphill right away.
As we were taking a break a group of Pilgrims started to walk by. We recognized Marie and spent time visiting with her and the group she had been walking with.
Pictured: The Moissac Canal.
Pictured: Annie, Brigitte, Vern, and Bernard.
It was good to see our friends again before they return home.
Pictured: A creative sign in front of a Gite in Espalais.
Pictured: Vern under the clock tower in Auvillar.
When we arrived in Auvillar I wanted to charge my iPad so I could download pictures and create a posting. Vern went to pull the charger and adapter out of the bag and it was not there. I could see panic on his face. It was not worth getting upset about so I told him that I would call Beatrice to find out if it was at the Gite in Moissac. It was there and she agreed to mail it to us when I could figure out what village we would be in several days from then.
Vern would not rest until he found a faster way to get the charger. We went to the nearest hotel to get information about transport service. At that moment a transporter was going to pick up luggage in Moissac and bring it to Auvillar. The arrangements were made and we were told to come back at 8:00 p.m. to pick up the charger. When we returned to the hotel the bill was for 80 Euros. The manager at the hotel could not believe the charge. She said that she would contest it with the driver’s boss and email us if there was a refund due to us. Of all the different possible situations in life and on a Pilgrimage we feel fortunate that we have our health, the ability to walk, and the ability to not label a situation good or bad.