Good Day ~ July 6, 2016

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016
  • Day 67, (Day 6 Cotswolds)
  • Wotton Under Edge
  • Distance: 12 miles (78 1/2 total miles)
  • Ascent 2,139 feet and descent 2,203 feet
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Weather: 60-75 degrees blue skies with white clouds

Having a good day…arrived in time for tea and scones at the tea shop.

  1. Toward Wotton Under Edge
  2. Toward Wotton Under Edge
  3. Toward Wotton Under Edge

Sincerely ~ Day 20 ~ April 26, 2014

Day 20, April 26
15 miles, 225 miles total
Altitude: 400 feet
Weather: partly cloudy & light rain 34-60F
Joanna, from London joins me

Straight as an arrow could well described the rocky ancient Roman roads we traveled today. After five hours of straight road, dreary could also be said. What perfect setting for a pilgrim’s welcoming station, Foot Rest. We felt as though the volunteer had been waiting all day long for Joanna and I to arrive. He brightened up just like a hungry puppy greeting its mother.


sometimes has a flat quality. This volunteer’s


could not have been more sincere or more appreciated.




Guess Whose Coming to Dinner ~ Day 18 ~ April 24, 2014

Day 18, April 24
12 miles, 199 miles total
Altitude: 984 feet
Weather: partly cloudy 55-70F
Joanna, from London joins me

Gite owners who provide half-pension ask themselves this question every day. The thought of having more than a day’s food stocked in the refrigerator is unquestionable to the French; yet, they need to be able to provide dinner and breakfast for complete occupancy at gites. Tonight’s cassoulet dinner was magnifique !

Still looking for Gite that served escargot.




$49.33 plus Towel ~ Day 16 ~ April 22, 2014

Day 16. April 22
15.5 miles, 168 miles total
Altitude: 643 feet
Weather: cloudy, sprinkles 40-50F
Joanna, from London joins me

The price of our four course dinner with wine in 13th century room above lodging in 15th century room with WiFi and towel (first towel supplied by gite).

Croissant, home made jam, and hot chocolate for breakfast; plus, I was offered free phone service to USA. Viva la St Joseph’s Gite.