Saturday, April 5, 2014

Day 2 - Saint-Privat-d'Allier - Saugues (19 km)

Saint-Privat-d'Allier - Momistrol-d'Allier - Saugues 

Bonjour from Saugues.

Just a short post tonight as it's been a long day, though we only covered a short distance. A combination of a late start, the logistics of walking in a big group, a long lunch, followed by a steep climb, and with two of our crew struggling with injuries. But the weather was kind and the scenery stunning - again! 

We arrived in Saugues around 6 just in time to shower before dinner at 7. We are in a lovely gite, again twin rooms with own bathroom, with demi-pensione - dinner, bed and breakfast. We also had to quickly shop for lunch and snack provisions for the next day or so as there are not many villages along the way and we've been cautioned that the few cafes, bars or shops there are will not be open on Sunday or Monday!  This is a matter of some importance. Pilgrims need to eat - often!  I'll let you know how we get on.  

Two things before I sign off.

First - thank you to Dad and Elaine, Martin and Rosanne for your comments and email - great to hear from you. And to Clare and Richard, BIG THANK YOU for looking after the Zoe and Zac and sending photos of them heading out for afternoon walk. They look very happy. 

Second -  I'm trying to resolve the photo size and quality problem and hope the photos on this post will be clearer. My concern is that I'm increasing the file size for those who have signed up for the daily email, and it will be too large a file or too slow to download. If that's the case, please let me know. Anyhoo, fingers crossed. 

Until the next update, sending love and best wishes. A bientot. 

J x


  1. Hi Jenny
    The photos are just fine. Very clear at my end and they don't take long to load. Thanks for the daily updates. Hope you found some supplies for today and tomorrow's work. What is a good link I should look at to see your walking track? Let me know so I can get a big picture of the journey. The weather there looks cool and really grey. Yet you seem to have the right gear. Hope the backpack is starting to feel lighter and you are falling in love with it. xxxx

  2. The first post is as frightening as my first ATM in Adelaide Street in 1995. If you can blog with photos I can do surely make this post go. The first post disappeared like the card in that ATM. The best thing with morning coffee is to follow your email and look at your photos. Thank you Jenny. You have given me something to look forward to each day and a plan for 2015.

  3. A quiet and rainy weekend here in Sydney has given me the opportunity to catch up on your blogs Jenny. Off to a wonderful start - all sounds so convivial and the demi-pensione at the gites must be very welcome after those long days. I trust you all found sufficient and delicious supplies for the next day or two. Walk on! Cx

  4. Hi Jenny - fantastic photos of the countryside and you - you're looking really relaxed and well. Keep the blogs coming - they're great. Hope the weather is being kind and here's to more 'pants off days'! Much love from all of us here.xxxxxxxxxx