Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gite in Lauzerete, France.


Yes, this was our bread for dinner. Tonight I am staying at a gite, or hostel, just for pilgrims. We always have a home cooked dinner of a regional dish and bread. The bread will be the main part of breakfast, too. Usually served with homemade jams, perhaps a yogurt. Tea or coffee, then out the door for the day's adventure. Tomorrow it is 18 miles to the next gite, so will eat hearty tonight!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

July 26 sketchbook diary in France

A couple owned a little bar, tabac shop and closed at 7 pm, but had a room for a pilgrim upstairs in their home. Judging from the photos and toys, it was once their son' room. But he married and now the grandson comes to visit. They shared dinner with me and I appreciated the hospitality. Unfortunately i walked right past the spectacular Roman mosaic floor well preserved in the middle of the little village without seeing it.
Here is a link to the moasic.

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Clonas-sur-Var├Ęze#/media/File%3ALa_villa_de_Licinius.JPG

Saturday, August 12, 2017

July 25 Sketchbook diary in France

The Romans built the trails we use. Pilgrims have walked this same path to Santiago Spain for 1,000 years. Flavious was the Roman conquered here and the first thing the romans did was build roads for trade and moving their army.