Monthly Archives: April 2011

Day Three

No alarm clock this morning, even though I hadn’t had to share the room with anyone. I was awake just after 7am, more blister plasters fitted, extra talc used, paid, stamped and I’m off! Well bugger me within 100m I’m … Continue reading

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Day Two

A slightly restless night was followed by a 6.30am wake up call. Oh yeah, it’s mine….sorry French dude upstairs?! After blister plasters were administered and talc for the chaffing, I packed my bag, ate a slightly dry croissant, had my … Continue reading

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Day One

Arrived at the cathedral of notre-dame in le Puy for 7am mass and pilgrims blessings. I would estimate there were at least 30 people ready to set off, some just doing a section whilst others like myself would be attempting … Continue reading

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Stamped

Well today was a 5 hour drive across France to le Puy en Velay. Another beautiful hot day although we had strong winds through the night. I’ve already popped into the cathedral sacristy and had my pilgrim passport stamped, the … Continue reading

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InterMarche & Butterflies

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 … Continue reading

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The Trip Down

I woke in our cabin around sunrise, I had been on a top bunk which shouldn’t have been a problem for an able bodied youngster like myself. Only now I realise, I am neither young or able bodied, I am … Continue reading

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And We’re Off…!

Goodbye blighty… See you in 3 months?!!

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