September 28. Walking from Cahors to Lascabanes. Should be 22 km. But we will end up with 25km …
We leave our CH. Walk by the side of the road. We take some time to walk on the famous Valentré Bridge, a fortified bridge of the 14th century. There are a few pilgrims coming from the other side. One of those offers to take a pic of us.
And then we get on the trail. It is a big climb . When we are at the top we have a great view on the bridge and the city of Cahors.
Sometimes we walk without talking, sometimes we chat. I always take photos.
I try not to slow down our pace that is fairly fast. Soon enough it is time to eat ( again). We don’t find a table so we just sit by the side of the trail and we enjoy our food. We see some pilgrims passing by. The weather is quite warm. I like it.
We arrive in Lascabanes around 3 pm. The lady ( Cecile) in charge of the gite Le Nid des Anges is there but soon she has to leave. She is a very friendly person and very busy . I still think she was an angel just like the name of her hostel ( gîte d’étape). This gîte d’étape used to be the presbytery of the church that is just beside.
We are like at home. We find our room, take our shower. We also walk in the village (very small). We have time to enjoy a local beer and talk with other pilgrims before we get to the church for a special celebration.
The priest likes to talk to the pilgrims and has a ritual of washing the feet as Jesus did to his apostles. In fact , he washes one feet. We are a little group of pilgrims in the church.
After it is time to enjoy a delicious dinner. At the table, French, Swiss and Canadian. We are in good spirit and feel like a big family.
What a great day ! We are happy and thinking we only have two more days to walk is also exciting. It kind of gives us the energy we need to complete what we wanted to do for this time on the Camino. The story of the next day will be posted next Friday. Thanks for reading.