Monthly Archives: April 2013

Castelmau de-Montmiral

We are recovering the body, soul and feet here at Sandy’s cousin Di and partner David’s house in Castelnau de-Montmiral, a beautiful hilltop town near Albi where Toulouse Lautrec lived. After enjoying plenty of foot spas and 2 days without … Continue reading

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Decazeville

After 11days of non-stop hiking we both finally ‘hit the wall’ after arriving at Decazeville. The walk from Conques to Decazeville was largely either climbing or descending om a muddy or stony goat track. This was coupled with rain from … Continue reading

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Conques

The start of a relatively easy day, just 16km to Conques. While the kms were low we had many hills to climb and lots of steep downhills to negotiate. It was a lovely sunny day but rain is forecast for … Continue reading

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Espeyrac

Arrived in this small hilltop town after a long hard walk to stay at the only hotel serving an evening meal and breakfast.  We’d walked 25 hard kms and were disappointed to hear Madame say ‘they’d run out of beer!!!  … Continue reading

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Estaing

Previously a very big tree – now someone’s firewood for many years ahead. Another simple roadside cross. Again with many small rocks and stones placed around and on top of it. We have yet to understand why this is done … Continue reading

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Saint-Come-d’Olt – What a difference a day makes

In true form the old song said ‘What a difference a day makes – 24 little hours in a day’.  It’s been inbelievable!!! Over the past day the temperature has moved from -7 degrees to +17 degrees giving us perfect … Continue reading

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Saint-Chely-d’Aubrac

Another grey start to the day not helped by the colourless stone buildings. Walking along a well formed part of the track up in the clouds. This was part of a snow shoe circuit. A bleak and icy cross on … Continue reading

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Nasbinals

We had appalling weather all day long starting with light snow then corn snow that stung our faces and finished the day with a good dose of sleet and wind. All up it was not a day for sunburn cream! … Continue reading

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Aumont-Aubrac

Day 4 – very tiring walk made lighter by the company of 2 Dutch sisters along tbe way and Germans and Dutch at night at the Gite sharing a communal meal. Beautiful dinner served by mon hosts at Les Sentiers … Continue reading

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The Camino

Day 4 – 830am. Looking out our auberge window we see snow falling. Today we are to walk 26km in this weather. Thankfully we have wet weather gear. For the past 3 days we have had sunny weather. Posted from … Continue reading

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