Le Rouget to Aumont Aubrac 17 km
There seems to be a problem with the map. It hasn’t updated today but I am sure it will get sorted soon.
Todays route is considered now to be a short distance! I set off late, had a long lunch and arrived at my hostel at 3.30pm. The sun shone, I had some good chats and also some solitary walking. I have realised that I like some solitary walking time every day. It is a good balance to have both. It is good for me to have time for reflection every day and not fill every moment with distraction.
I was walking late this afternoon and caught up with a Frenchman. He kindly spoke in English. He asked me where I was from. This is often the first question in a pilgrim conversation. When I told him I was from England he said he had heard about me. Stories had been shared about a lone Englishman who had walked all the way from his home. Is this some kind of fame I wondered. Then he also told me that he had met two days ago a Polish man who had started walking from Poland. I’m not the only one.
The local church had some lovely stained glass:
Potatoes, cheese and garlic. It goes well with a glass or two of red wine.