Each day, we are ready earlier. It means two things. We are getting stronger and we sleep so well that we are ready to start walking as early as possible. When we leave the gite it is still a bit dark ( shortly after 8 AM) . The sky is wonderful. I need to capture this moment.
We follow the road, the same road we were able to see from our bedroom window.
We are enjoying the moment. Our body knows well that this is another day on our feet. How many km will we do on day 8 ? 29 km counting the steps we do when we arrive in Lauzerte.
But before we get there , we pass the town of Montcuq. We do not visit. We prefer to get going and have more time when we will get to our destination.
We stop later to have our picnic. We see donkeys and sunflowers. We also see a few pilgrims. It feels good to know we are not alone in that adventure.
We arrive in Lauzerte and we have to climb a street to get to our gite. Les Figuiers. A very friendly couple runs this gite. We have booked a room instead of sleeping in a dorm. Each room has a name. Our room is called Marguerite and we have a great view on the area.
We have time to go to the town center. It means we have to climb a little more. But it is worthwhile. We are enjoying it very much , the Church, the square, the beer we are having with other pilgrims and the good weather. Is it possible to say we are having the time of our life ?
At 7 pm we have to be back in our gite for dinner. And it is quite a great dinner with apero, soup, prosciutto and melon, sausage, ratatouille, cheese, desert and wine as we wish ! We are a good group at the table. Across the table is a man from Mexico. He does not speak French and not much English either. So I have to communicate in Spanish with him and he shares with me the reason of his pilgrimage. He plans on walking all the way to Santiago in Spain.
Another great day. We feel fine. We are happy.
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