Day Four

I woke as usual just before 7am, to find it was raining… Ooh yay!
Well bags packed and wet weather gear on, I head out into the drizzle, yep it had all but stopped in the forty minutes it takes me to get air out of each waterproof bag and pack the backpack. At least it made the walking cooler (not in a ‘I’m cool’ type of way)?!!
I had planned to avoid a longer route by missing the Domaine du Sauvage, it’s fine, the book tells you to do it in bad weather! But as it happens I stuck to watching the waymarkers and walked the whole damn route anyway.
Despite the sun showing itself occasionally the overcast weather was still holding and so I sweated in my waterproof coat and poncho covering my backpack, just so I could look more like Quasimodo.
Finally after climbing most of the day I began to drop down into Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole, and also directed about 2pm extra around the flipping houses, my fault for following the markers and not straying.
(ooh quick note to Kate & Jamie, I renamed part of the Domaine du Sauvage to ‘werewolf alley’, but thankfully it was daylight so I escaped unscathed…!)
Anyway, St.Alban, yep I checked into a gite above a bar, the owner I presume was colourblind as his outfit was a bright blue sweater and pants? That or he’s watched to many Ali G programs.
I popped into supermarket as my folks had told me everything would be closed for Easter. I’m now carrying an extra two kilos of food…
Showered, talc’d and bed…

Made the grand total of 23km today.


About waytosantiago

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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