After my three 20+ mile days I decided I needed a break and I cut my daily mileage practically in half to 12! Since the store I am in is closing in 20 minutes all I have time to share is a photo of this gorgeous town, Estaing. It looks like this place could have come straight out of a fairy tale!
Until the next time I meet up with a computer, keep on trekking!
Sorry it has been so long since my last blog on this journey. Over this next month of March 2017, I will be finishing this blog from Le Puy en Velay, France to St. Jean Pied de Port, France. My intention while I trekked this past summer of 2016 had been to do a daily blog. Unfortunately, I found very few computers to use and keeping a blog with the tools I had proved quite difficult. I hope you will enjoy reading about the rest of my journey…
Prior to the town of Estaing (pictured above), I walked through the beautiful town of Espalion (seen below), but only after a very long hilly morning climb, one which could have been easily avoided if I only knew I could have followed the river into Espalion. The creators of this French trail worked very hard to keep you off of the asphalt and cement roads. Many times they add 2-3 miles to the trail just so you don’t have to walk on the harder cement surfaces. When you are tired and just want to get to your next cup of coffee, this can be quite frustrating. Despite this, I appreciated the thought that went into creating this trail, as hard surfaces the whole way would not have been fun.
A few photos I took after leaving Espalion and a couple from when I arrived into Espalion. Enjoy!
Day 7 from Estaing to Espeyrac, coming next!