It was just 7 AM and already there were lots of people checking out the produce and many more people beginning to stream in. Pretty exciting I suppose, but where’s my breakfast? We did eventually find it in the various stalls and we sat in the dark by the river munching away.
Then we piled into the car and Super Domestic Bob drove the team out of Castres 30kms down the road to where we’d finished up yesterday. And off we went with a nice downhill start. I knew it was going to be a good day!
And of course Le Trois Pelerins had to play with their shadows!
As the sun came up behind us.
Soon after my compatriots found a perch and there was a bit of resistance to continuing.
Not all dogs one meets on the Chemin bark at us. A very select few are very supportive once they read our pennes on our packs.
We walked into the very cool medieval town of Sorèze and took our time wandering the streets as we passed through. A real gem held in time, and not a tour bus in sight!
One of the highlights of the walk I think.
We reluctantly left town and headed direction Revel where we would meet Bob. It’s also our place where we will place our heads tonight and recover.
It took a while to connect with Bob, but once we did we walked into the centre of town and found...a Saturday market! A huge market where markets have been held since the 11th C.
The big roof in the centre of the square is held up by huge beams and is the core of the market.
So we’d seen these massive cooking pans earlier today filled with paella and other delights and I really wanted some, but it was too early. But it was now close to noon, so we purchased some and took it along with us as Annemarie and I walked on.
This was lunch today beside a stream we followed for a further 15 kms. Oh, there was also a brownie too! Gotta keep the energy and spirits up:)
We will continue along this stream all day tomorrow, so I won’t talk about this today except to say that it meandered along and the trees bordering provided us with lovely shade on a warm afternoon. We met up with our Kiwi family from a couple of days ago and they have taken a day off in Revel to recover from a bit of heat stroke. A good reminder about just how hot it gets out there on the trail.
A few months ago Annemarie made arrangements for Kathy to join a Burnaby based Alzheimer’s support group provided by the BC Alzheimer Society. Kathy has been going fairly regularly. Bob has sent them a few of our walking photos and they’ve been really excited about what Kathy is doing and shared them amoung the group. As an indication of where the donations towards our Camino For Alzheimer’s Awareness go, $100 provides some one in the early stages of dementia with the opportunity to join others for 5 sessions of Minds In Motion, a social and fitness program. $500 funds a person to attend. Support group like Kathy is or a support group like Annemarie facilitates for caregivers for a year. We thought that by breaking things down a bit that everyone would have a better idea about where their donations end up. By the way, we are pleased to note that we’ve received 4 nice donations the past week, and thanks so much for this. We really appreciate the support!