If ~ Day 21 ~ April 21, 2014

Day 21, April 27
13 miles, 2438 miles total
Altitude: 400 feet
Weather: sunny and stormy 34-60F
Lascabanes
Au Revoir Joanna

If today’s weather were a person, it would be a two year old.
If today’s weather was a Shakespeare play, it would be Hamlet,
If today’s weather was I symphony, it would be Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.
If today’s weather was an actress, it would be a diva.
If today’s weather was an entree, it would be Shrimp Diablo.

It truly was an accelerating day. Muddy clothes are clean and drying on the clothes line.

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Cinq Senses ~ Day 14 ~ April 20, 2014

Day 14, April 20
0 miles, 137 miles total REST DAY#2
Altitude: 918 feet
Weather: cold and rainy 32-45F
Conques
Joanna, from London joins me

SIGHT
Wild flowers, stone walls, endless beauty, open expanses, old, very old buildings, pilgrims walking

HEARING
Massey Ferguson tractors in the field, Citroens down shifting up hill, donkeys braying, chickens clicking, church bells, rippling streams, French mass

TASTE
Rich wine, smoked duck, bread and butter, cool water, pastries, pastries, pastries

SMELL
Wood smoke in the air, lilacs in bloom, incense swung in church, my sweet sweat, fragrant manure, odoriferous feet

TOUCH
Morning sun on my left arm, the sting of wind and sun on my face, walking poles rocking in my palm, silk sleeping bag, ill fitting pillows

My friends and I snuck lunch into our convent room. I figured out how to turn on the radiator as it is cold and rainy. We tossed crumbs from our napkins out the window for fear of being found out and thrown out of our lodging. Like hiking in the woods, leave no trace behind.

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