We saw a deer run across the path in front of us today – the first large wild animal sighted on our Camino.

Ori’s blisters were worse than ever – I was seriously worried that we’d have to cancel our Camino. We had tried a variety of methods to cure them: éosine, Compeed blister pads, moleskin, etc., all to no avail. Ugh – the memories are not pleasant!

Below: A shepherd’s bothy (temporary dwelling) along the way on the outskirts of Cahors.

Below: A view of Cahors from a nearby hilltop. We descended into town and had our lunch there.

Below: In the cloister of the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Cahors.

Below: We made sure to locate this carving in the cloister that depicts a pilgrim engaging in a fistfight with another cloaked figure.

Below: The Pont Valentré on the way out of Cahors. This photo was taken from the “passage sportif,” which we selected over the more boring “equestrian route” out of town. It turned out that the passage sportif was a nearly vertical climb up a rocky cliff with no handrails and a busy highway at the bottom. It was scary!

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