Monthly Archives: June 2019

The French Chapter – Day 17 – Questembert to Saint-Jacut-les-Pins

An early start because there was a long way to walk today (30km). Roads, fields and forest with an overcast start and a blue sky afternoon. We passed through Malansac and got some refreshments before ending in the garden of … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 16 – near Berric to Questembert

Another early start, through Berric. Stopping at the boulangerie and then a lovely walk through forests and fields. We got to Questembert in the late morning and enjoyed some refreshments and a galette. We are lodging with AirBnB host, James … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 15 – Theix to near Berric

Packing up the tent and starting before sunrise we hoped to beat the heat today. Rewarded with a beautiful sunrise and mostly forest with shade and great walking paths (soft on the feet). We ended the day relaxing at a … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 14 – Vannes to Theix

We started early to try to beat the heat. The forecast was for 35 C. We picked up the Camino markers as we left the old part of the city of Vannes. It was a nice walk to Theix where … Continue reading

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Camino 2019 – The French Chapter – Day 13 – Sainte-Anne-d’Auray to Vannes

The first 5km was great walking path then there was road interspersed with farm tracks. With the outskirts of Vannes came the busiest traffic we have seen so far. The mercury hit 30 degrees Celsius as we walked into the … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 12 – Pluvigner to Sainte-Anne-d’Auray

A beautiful rain free day walking through the countryside. It was good. We walked 19 km today. We met some nice people along the way today. The innkeeper of where we stayed last night offered to drop us back to … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 11 – Brandérion to Pluvigner

The way was through forests and fields. It was drizzling most of the day and our feet were wet through from walking in the grass but we enjoyed the day and experienced many beautiful moments. The offical stage was to … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 10 – Pont-Scorff to Brandérion

We packed up the tent and we’re walking back to Pont-Scorff by sunrise. There seemed to be a lot of asphalt walking today. We got rained on again and it kept the temperature nice for walking. The official distance for … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 9 – Quimperlé to Pont-Scorff

We left Quimperlé at 6am, just before sunrise. It was a beautiful walk through forests and fields. It was the first day it didn’t rain on us. The offical distance of this stage is 19.2 km. We camped at Ty … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 8 – Quimperlé

The long days walking combined with rather heavy backpacks mean we need another zero day to rest. With the walking trolley we didn’t need to consider every 50 grams it was carrying but when it’s on your back it’s a … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 7 – Saint-Jacques to Quimperlé

Walking just after sunrise reminded us of the best time of day. Weather was good and it was a very pleasant walk. We did a couple of extra km’s when we missed a marker that had been overgrown but after … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 6 – Elliant to Saint-Jacques

We climbed the hill to the church in Elliant and hunted for the Camino markers to take us to Saint-Jacques. It hardly rained today and the way took us through quiet roads, fields and woodland. We had no idea where … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 5 – Quimper to Elliant

Picking up the Camino Markers leaving Quimper we walked beside a river through a forest. It was beautiful scenery but not the type of terrain good for a walking trolley so it was slow going. Then it rained so we … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 4 – Quimper, zero day

Today is a rest day, a good job too. When I got up this morning I could hardly put my right foot on the ground because of inflamed tendons around my heel. Jean-Pierre kindly got me some arnica and by … Continue reading

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The French Chapter – Day 3 – Douarnenez to Quimper

A nice day to head into Douarnenez to pick up the Camino markers then head out along a 15km old railway track which is now a walking path. A total of 33 km today. Tomorrow is a zero day!

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