Figeac to Corm 19km Ascent 250m
I’m staying in a sort of Bed & Breakfast tonight. My ‘patron’ said the thermometer was reading 39° in the shade (102°F) at 3.30pm. I am not sure her thermometer is correct but it was certainly very hot. I was glad I had planned a shortish day and I didn’t have to ‘enjoy’ any more of the heat and I could have a shower and take refuge in the cool building. The rest of the week is going to be cooler they say.
In most places you have to leave your rucksack and shoes by the entrance and they provide each person with a box to carry the things you need up to the bedroom. Doing this helps to stop the spread of bed bugs. There are notices in most places warning against them. I am hoping I don’t come across any.
The first thing in the day’s routine is to find a patisserie to buy a baguette for lunch and try and resist temptation. They should make rucksacks with a special compartment so you can carry a couple of these without squashing them! I shall have to have a word with someone.
You walk along these for an hour and there might be one car that passes.
I am taking a variant of the normal route for the next three days. It goes down the valley of the River Célé which then joins the River Lot. I like rivers and this variant comes highly recommended. Phone reception is generally lousy but overnight accomodation usually has what the French call ‘weefee’ so I can update the blog.