Saturday, August 26, 2023

Back in Shoes


Day 23 - Auvillar

      We ‘slept in’ a little since today’s stop was a little shorter and the weather was cooler.  We bought some cheese bread at a farmers market and left at 8:15.  The first part was flat and much of it along a canal which was a nice change.  Then we got in some hill climbing in before it flattened out again until our destination   Auvillar has a unique town square with a circular grain market building from the 18th century.

     Esther decided to try putting her shoes on for the last few miles.  It seemed to be fine, so maybe she will start wearing them little more.  Our gite is small with no breakfast, but we were given a private room.

     We met Denis and another couple for drinks and then went to a pilgrims mass at the church.  They did something really nice after the mass by inviting all the pilgrims to some refreshments and an opportunity to share our stories.

   We ate with Denis at an Asian restaurant that was very good.  It felt like a last meal with Denis as he will be picking up the pace. He will finish his walk at St. Jean Pied de Port.  We will miss him. He was a great companion.

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