|Condom to Pamplona - Day 5|
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|Lanne Soubiran to Aire-Sur-l'Adour - 19Km|
it rained on and off, but the journey was pleasant enough. After an
hour I came across a great shelter specially put there for 'grims.
As I had just had breakfast, I could only sit there & take a 'posing
photo'. Later I was to meet its maker, Jean- Michel in Aire-Sur-l'Adour.
However the Gite was a magic place created by Jean- Michel. an ex 'grim. Not only did the place feel a welcoming refuge, it was also designed for the needs of 'grims... and oh my, a great bath, where I wallowed like a redundant hippopotamus. Jean Michel also sat down with me, (as I suspect he does with most 'grims) and suggested accommodation all the way to Spain, as well a cunning little stop a third the way up the Pyrenees. All his suggestions worked well, and I suspect good accommodation owners south of him benefits from his good advice, clearly he gets feedback via e mail and uses this to guide future 'grims.
Also staying at the Gite was Bernard who was also having a few days
off due to excessive walking. (I keep thinking of the Scot I
met 6 years ago who said 30k every day was normal... perhaps it is