My rash started to subside, thanks to regular application of creams and also “watering” my socks, which I kept rolled up over my calves. We had nothing but sun for quite a number of days, so that didn’t help things. While I was recovering, though, Ori began to suffer from blisters. While we were tending to them, a passing pilgrim unhelpfully remarked, “Christ suffered more.” Thanks, buddy…

Below: Throughout France, we followed the “GR65” walking route. It, like all “Grande Randonnée” paths throughout France and beyond, is marked by the characteristic white-and-red striped balises. I puzzled over the colour choice for a while before deciding it must have been due to its high visibility in all conditions and its tendency to stand out from drab natural colours around it. The trails were almost always very well-marked.

Below: More scenery on the Aubrac plateau; Ori jumps over a small stream.

Below: Typical Aubrac scenery. You can see why it’s not much used for agriculture – it’s liberally strewn with rocks.

Below: A métier à ferrer les boeufs, once used to immobilize cows oxen while shoeing them, I think. We saw these historical artifacts all over the place in the Aubrac and beyond.

Below: At our self-cooked group dinner at the gîte in Nasbinals. Steven (left) selected the manly “Desperados” beer (with added tequila flavour!). Didier (right) was instantly recognizable in his red-and-white “after hours” shirt. Because we had to carry everything on our backs, we all had very limited wardrobes. So we quickly came to recognize each other by clothing, gait, type of backpack, etc. Each pilgrim could only afford to carry one non-walking outfit, and this was Didier’s.

One comment on “Camino Day 5: Aumont-Aubrac to Nasbinals”

  • Sam says:

    Love the daily diary! Such a shame to be suffering after only a few days on the road.
    Keep going guys! ;-)