Heading for Moissac 16 May
The Chemin is like this little thread that weaves its way south-west across France, with people slipping in and out of it along the way. And this morning it was my turn to slip out of the stream for a while. I had a quick breakfast at the monastery, then went to the place for the bus to Rodez, which mainly carried college pupils. Not as raucous as you might imagine.
The bus trip was quite beautiful to start with, through the river gorge, and then past some pretty looking villages. It's easy to think you have a monopoly on beauty when you are walking through it every day, but the rest of the world has a share as well! Once we reached Rodez we had a drive up to the top of the hill then down again before reaching the station. So weird to be climbing with a motor instead of my feet.
And now I am on a bus for Montauban, then a train to Moissac. Later on today I will be back in the pilgrim stream in a different guise, seeing my friends Rom and Aideen in their gite as they welcome pilgrims each day...
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