📷 Days 1-3 of Walking on the Le Puy Camino

 

I finally made it to my first wifi fast enough to post pictures. Here's some from the first few days of walking.

Lots of these sorts of views.

Lots of these sorts of views.

And lots of ups and downs. Here's the view from an up. 

And lots of ups and downs. Here's the view from an up. 

And then a few miles later, way down at the bottom of the valley:

And then a few miles later, way down at the bottom of the valley:

A fellow pilgrim.

A fellow pilgrim.

The red and white marking for the path here in France.

The red and white marking for the path here in France.

My room the first night.

My room the first night.

Most every place you stay has a little kitchen you can use. I made a terrible soup.

Most every place you stay has a little kitchen you can use. I made a terrible soup.

The walk takes you through many quaint villages.

The walk takes you through many quaint villages.

And a whole lot of pretty countryside.

And a whole lot of pretty countryside.

Sometimes the heavens open.

Sometimes the heavens open.

Cool car.

Cool car.

One of my favorite spots so far. I stayed the night here and spend the afternoon writing. That is my new friend from Germany. He and his wife have walked all over Europe including all across Germany and many other Camino routes. Every evening he writes for a long time in his little journal. I want to be them when I grow up.

One of my favorite spots so far. I stayed the night here and spend the afternoon writing. That is my new friend from Germany. He and his wife have walked all over Europe including all across Germany and many other Camino routes. Every evening he writes for a long time in his little journal. I want to be them when I grow up.

The evening of my third day walking I took my baguette and cheese and sat out by the field near where I was staying. The horses started off far away.

The evening of my third day walking I took my baguette and cheese and sat out by the field near where I was staying. The horses started off far away.

Then the whole heard of ten or so came closer. They were curious and sizing me up. The colts were especially inquisitive and inched forward as their moms looked on. Apparently I passed the mom test. This guy eventually came closer enough to rub his nose and neck. He just hung out a while. I find extraordinary peace in their presence.

Then the whole heard of ten or so came closer. They were curious and sizing me up. The colts were especially inquisitive and inched forward as their moms looked on. Apparently I passed the mom test. This guy eventually came closer enough to rub his nose and neck. He just hung out a while. I find extraordinary peace in their presence.

This little guy won my heart.

This little guy won my heart.