We had a near gourmet breakfast to top off last night's marvelous dinner. The walk was only about 9 miles today. We are fully in Basque Country and the architecture is all whites and reds. Just outside of St Palais. Where we stayed last night, the trail went UP a huge steep hill. The trail was wonderfully cared for by the local association. They put rocks where there might be mid, terraced the steepest parts, set benches to rest and labeled the trees. Going down was as nice and then the second huge hill was also well cared for. We are amazed anew each day by the scenery and by how delightful the walking is.
Tonight we are at a gite named Escargot. Maybe dinner will be great again. Our room is Spartan but private. The shower,not so much. I was showering in a tub with a frosted window into the adjacent toilet room when a man came into that room and turned on the light. I wondered what he could see since I could identify him by his clothing and hair color. Ah, trail adventures.