Saturday September 30. Lauzerte to Moissac. This day will be over 30km.
A difficult day as it starts with rain as soon as we leave the gite in Lauzerte. We are wearing our raincoat. We have a cover on our backpack but we really hope the clouds are going to get tired to spray on us.
I don’t want to take photos with my camera. It is in a plastic bag in my pocket. I try to take pictures with my cellular but really I will take very few that day. But when I see this building I want a photo. This must be a dovecote ( where pigeons or dove can stay).
We walk, we walk and we do not find a place to shelter for our lunch. We do not want to waist time as we think it would be better to arrive and rest. But it is our last day on the trail and we keep thinking about the arrival.
We see a few pilgrims who, like us, have to deal with the muddy and slippery trail. Without walking sticks it is not easy to climb the step trail.
We have booked a hotel room for this last night. I am quite happy to get in Moissac.
We have been there a few days before this adventure. It is where I bought my créantiale and now I have many stamps on it. In France we do not have to show our créantiale when we sleep in a gite but in Spain the pilgrims need to have one.
All day the rain doesn’t stop. It would be our most difficult day. Our feet are wet and I feel cold. The warm shower is the best thing to do when we get to the room shortly after 3 pm. We rest and later we choose a restaurant close by our hotel. We indulge in pizza and red wine.
Celebration. We have done more than 250 km in 9 days.
The next morning, we have time to wander in the city. It is not raining anymore!
The abbaye Saint-Pierre . Since 1998, the church and cloisters have had international protection as part of a World Heritage Site “Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France “.
I really like the sculptures of the French artist Toutain.
Now that this adventure is finished , we will return to Toulouse for two nights and continue our traveling in Southern France and Spain ( Catalonia) . More to come next week! Thanks for reading.