…and if you have never heard of it fear not …my life is not being enriched by staying in what is in reality a truckies way stop. Hope the food is good and by what I saw being poured into coffee in the bar am glad I am not out there driving.

Quite a nice day today. Lots of broom in flower and put that with the lavender and it looks great.
Walked from Caracaboso to above 22 ks third day of stamping along at that rate and I need a breather…
Had a Catherine and Bernard fly past me this am ,how do they keep the pace. Only other people were Cyclists who scare the wits out of me as they roar past.

Saw the blonde again,looking like a model perched on a marker….
Have cracked the French secret,their luggage is sent on…I could move the old bones faster without the carapace on my back….They also have a guide who carries water.
Supposed to rain tomorrow so will make any decisions re the trail then.
Have just completed over 300 ks….
Saw a tortoise today basking in a rock in a frog pond. I was too stuffed to cross the ditch to get his pikkie but think he was making a noise like a bass profundo cicada.
Lots of frogs about making frog noises and how do the cows and sheep selected for the bell around thier neck put up with it clanging all the time.
Briefly met an Alaskan woman at the roman ruins in Casparra. Oddly neither of us were much interested preferring to chat….