This is yesterday’s blog, but I had connection problems….
Today was about the supermarket and butterflies…
We popped into Gourdon to pick up some shopping for the old folks. I have to say I was looking for the ‘tabac’, it’s been about a month since I quit smoking and I really could have used one today… But alas a tabac I didn’t see. After lunch I went off exploring the local area, I decided to head back once I’d seen a host of butterflies and praying mantis, only to be taken back out because dad then wanted to see the veritable display of flora & fauna!
I’ve also managed to repack my backpack, taking out some bits here & there, not that the bits I’ve taken out will make any difference to the weight!
I have to have everything ready tonight as we leave for le Puy en Velay in the morning, it’s approximately 200 miles. The silly thing is, on my walk I’ll pass just south of here?! So the anxiety has kicked back in…
The way of St. James is one of the three largest Christian pilgrimages of the world. I intend to walk one of the many routes which begins in le Puy en Velay, France. The route has been trodden by many weary souls, looking for answers, looking for adventure, for the obvious religious reasons, or just walked for the sake of it.
I first came across the route about 6 years ago whilst reading Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Pilgrimage’, I decided maybe something could be learnt from spending so much time on the road in solitude.
Being the kind of person that lives to work, these ideas were put on hold whilst my life moved steadily forward. Recently I’ve found myself longing for adventure and decided it was time to begin planning. Another thing I decided was if I was going to do this, I may as well try and raise money for charity along the way.
So the story begins...
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Weve been through this, your not starting smoking again! If you do il come find you out there and take your legs out and your be truley buggered so stop it!