We returned to Moissac at the end of March 2022, staying at the Pilgrim hostel we had investigated
near the railway station, which turned out to be more spacious than it had seemed from the outside
and to have a giant dog and friendly hosts. There were three French and two Swiss pilgrims there,
and Floc de Gascogne (Armagnac aperitif) so the evening conversation was very fast and confused!
The walk along the canal the next morning turned out to be interesting, with houseboats,
canal transport facilities and old towns/churches bearing witness to the previous canal commerce.
We stopped in Pommevic for lunch at a bar that promised pilgrim meals, and even though they didn't -
it was out of season - the lady put together a very tasty lunch for us.
From there we left the canal and cut across the flat river flood plain to Auvillar on its rocky hill.
We enjoyed a hot chocolate at a friendly sports bar, after being refused at the tourist café.
We stayed in a room in a private house, where our hostess proudly showed us her extensive gardens,
backing onto a former monastery that now served as police station. The garden had probably been
the former kitchen gardens for the monastery.