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MOISSAC to Abbaye de BELLOC

France

Salies-de-Bearn
to Masparraute

12th April 2022

We left the official way again and
tried to find our way cross-country,
struggling with busy roads and woodland paths. -

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Lost in the woods


We left on a dangerous main road, although if Angus had realised, we could have taken a short-cut that would have avoided some of it. He contibued to have problems finding the route, because a new house had been built blocking the path, and then we got lost in some woods and had to scramble over trees and through the undergrowth. Then after a section on roads, we found ourselves on a pleasant country track that suddenly turned into a quagmire, although we soon returned to the disused railway, including a spectacular river crossing on the old railway bridge. We started to see signs indicating we were back on an official Camino route, although we did have some more unmarked paths across fields, before finding signs indicating that the open countryside spread out in front of us was Basque land. Luckily, we didn't meet any cattle, bulls, tractors or farmers on our journeys across private land. We finally arrived at Elizondoa, a guest house offering a gourmet menu to its guests! We met some spanish girls who were also doing the Camino, and had a very comfortable bedroom for the night.

SORRY,
STILL
WORKING
ON THIS


Pilgrim stamps


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Map of route

Our route



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