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Message  krystynaD Dim 9 Oct - 13:05

Gérard has been on the "first leg" of his pilgrimage to St Jacques de Compostelle for two weeks.
He has walked about 25 kms per day, from Le Puy en Velay to Moissac, and he returns to Paris mid next week.

I wonder how he will be, maybe his feet will be irreversibly ruined !
Or maybe he will decide to become a monk and live at the very pretty monastery in Conques !!!

He certainly is braver and more disciplined than me ... I think walking to the boulangerie across the road from my apartment is far enough !!!    Shocked
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Message  pierreP Dim 9 Oct - 14:37

I know a young lady (35 years old) which made (five years ago) the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostella alone with its donkey from Le Puy to Santiago. She travelled during three months. The lady is always very active and the donkey is always living and is making fat in the south of France (I do not know the exact english expression for "faire du gras"). The name of the lady was "Marie" and the name of the donkey was "Nestor". It was a very interesting experiment with a lot of encounters with not ordinary people. It is tiring during the first days, but after, you are accustumed and you do not feel the fatigue. The problem is that not everybody can make a break during three months. Now, I have the time, but I have not the physical possibility.
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Message  krystynaD Dim 9 Oct - 14:51

Merci Pierre for your mention of Marie and Nestor.
I didn't know about them, but on Google I found a nice link with some photos and a story.

http://www.thezandescorbieres.com/nestor.htm
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Message  krystynaD Dim 9 Oct - 14:56

Faire du gras = getting or becoming fat
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Message  pierreP Dim 9 Oct - 16:50

Hello Krystina, thank you for giving the site of Thezan-des-Corbières because I did not knew the existence of this site. Mary is always the same, but Nestor is becoming more and more fat! Smile
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Message  krystynaD Lun 10 Oct - 15:08

The donkey is very cute !
And getting fat in the south of France is a very nice reward for all his hard work !
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