Friday, 7 November 2014


Is this going to be the way it is the whole way to Paris - very few shops, almost no cafes and every village bar, so far, closed till either evening or next year?
It's going to be difficult to recharge either phone or me.
Right now I'm in a rare small supermarket with stand-up coffee bar and they can't get me out. I think it's the vegetable and fruit erotica next to me. I have to buy and eat food that provides the most calories for least weight and cost; dates, fats, oats and dried fruits. Oh, and raw fish.
Second day walking - cool but no rain. Autumn colours.
Last night my hammock bivvy was bang-on. Cosy, warm, and dry. I heated a stock-cube soup on my stove deep in the woods and listened to eagle owl's deep booming call.
Time to leave the fruit and walk on.

1 comment:

  1. Keep on! Keep on! :)

    Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.
    Werner Herzog


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