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Walking day 16

Streets I visited: Rue Charles LemaireRuelle BringandeRue de l’Hôtel DieuRue de LizyRue des Eaux SauvagesRue GambettaPlace de la RépubliqueRue de la CoutureRue CarnotRue du GuéRue Ernest Legrand Distance: 2 km Time: 35 minutes Cumulative distance: 315.3 km

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easy

Day 13 and I have definitely found some swing in my step. It’s true, 15 km is not very far and it’s true, having my husband come along with me after lunch made the walk go by super fast and it’s true, tomorrow is a whole other story… But it’s good to feel I have […]

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circles

Today was an extra short and easy day walk-wise. This afternoon I watched some really interesting talks on Brain Cognition Emotion and Music – a conference I would never have been able to participate in if it wasn’t for this pandemic and which I’m really grateful for. There were participants from South America, right across […]

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Walking day 10

Today I did two circuits around Nanteuil (imagine me walking around the edges and popping out into my favourite local field by the Grange des Moines) because I’m participating (by watching) in an academic conference on brain, cognition, emotion and music. Delighted to have passed the 200km point! Distance: 11.1 km Time: a bit more […]

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Practicalities Reflection

random

It’s sometimes tricky to work out from the map whether a ‘chemin’ or a ‘sentier’ is accessible to members of the public. The Grande Randonnée routes are marked with a big thick pink line on my map, but they are rather limited and don’t allow for the kinds of circular routes I mostly need – […]

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short day

After my two long days on Friday and Saturday, I decided today would be a more restful day. I knew I would want to stay near home too so that I could participate in a Zoom Eucharist, so I thought I’d return to my original idea for my pilgrimage, which would have been to do […]

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Walking day 7

Today I did a circuit around Nanteuil (like the one I did on Walking day 1) before participating in a Eucharist led by my-sister-the-vicar. Then after lunch, I tramped around the little wood Grange des moines and through my favourite lockdown fields, before heading out towards Ognes. When I’d had enough, I just turned back […]

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Getting started

A blessing on my vocation as pilgrim from my sister the vicar was the way my journey began, that, and the above photo. The day was so so windy. I almost set off and then went back inside to fetch my woolly hat and gloves. The wind was a more or less constant companion as […]