Tony, Tim, Betsy & Ray's (not forgetting Geoff) 2014 Camino

GR65 (France), GR11 & Camino del Norte (Spain)


29.05.14 Thursday. Eauze to Nogarro. At last a free night! To our way of thinking this is not a night off, but a camping site where no one comes to collect money but the toilets and showers are functioning. Not only that but a large supermarket about 300m away and a boulangerie on route in the morning and the only thing wrong is the weather. Which may be why no one showed to collect our euros, or possibly being national holiday today it was poets day yesterday. On the way out of town Tim spots by accident the water cistern built by a doctor and mayor of the town in 1870 Ray had been looking out for this as it was in the guidebook. Tim as ever oblivious, some nice old stone carving on it. We also discover that Jeanne d ' Albrecht who lived in the bar we visited was the mother of Henry IV of France an important figure in the religious wars of France. Many vinyards and fields plus one or two muddy patches later we arrive in Nogarro after a brief coffee stop and two pain au chocolat to refuel Betsy in Manciet. No really interesting wildlife but the lunch stop in a short sunny period provided an excellent drying rack for the tents. 23km 300m up 400m down.
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