Lascabanes to Lauzerte 24 km
I was sharing a room last night with someone who snored. It was magnificent. I’ve never heard such a powerful and varied display before. It was worth waking up sleepers in other rooms to witness the performance. But I decided not to do that in the end…..
I was glad of the early start. The forecast was for the hottest day of the week at 35°. I passed an electronic sign at 2pm that displayed 39°
Early morning on the trail.
Just short of the halfway point I stopped in a village for a coffee. I walked past this unusual statue in a little corner. I don’t think there is much doubt what this guy is up to.
At some point of every day there are some good views over the surrounding terrain. Today was no different:
Someone has rearranged the stones on the path into a well known symbol:
One church I visited had a most unusual stained glass window above the altar:
Most stained glass shows pictures of religious figures and not a group of soldiers sheltering in a WWI trench. It might not show on the internet but the guy with the red beard has a cross round his neck – he must be the chaplain talking to the soldiers. It is a nice touch to put the names of those who died on the window.
The Gite I am staying at is in yet another of these picturesque French villages. It is situated on the top of a steep hill which is not what you want on a very hot day at the end of a good walk. When you are at the top you find that all the food shops are at the bottom!
There seem to be quite a few art galleries in this place. There is plenty of culture. In the main square someone has pulled up the corner of the paving to see what is underneath:
There are also a lot of English in the cafe here in the square. In Montcuq where I had coffee this morning I passed four houses where I could hear English being spoken through the open windows.
Today’s crop question: