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Reflection

changes

Today I ventured out for the first time since my foot injury stopped me walking a few weeks ago. I really didn’t go far, just a few kilometres, out into the fields closest to town. I found it amazing just how different the landscape of the surrounding agriculture has become in just three short weeks. […]

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Daily Destination

history

Reading the fascinating essays on the history of Nanteuil le Haudouin has made me see the townscape anew, with new interest, full of imaginings, making connections. Look at this picture of a pretty drab concrete 1980s (I imagine) building: There’s a hint of a cloister as the building is designed around a courtyard with a […]

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Practicalities Reflection

limits

So it seems I am coming to know my limits. After 15 days walking at around 20 km per day, my heels got so painful, really torturously painful, hobbling and grimacing the final few kilometres, that I will have the day off tomorrow to rest. I’ve iced and elevated and that really helped I am […]

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Practicalities Reflection

Starting out early

This morning, my husband was kind enough to give me a lift to a previous destination (see day 2) so that I could walk home from there. As he starts work at 8am, this meant a nice early start. One advantage is that you get to do a lot of walking in the morning, and […]