Paul and Chantal absolutely went over the top for us. Our every need was taken care of. We ate so much good food. I’m sure I gained back a good chunk of the weight I have lost. That is a good thing.
Just some of the things I ate….. fois gras, trout, cantelope, all sorts of cheese, sausage, eggs, leg of lamb, tomato and goat cheese salad, eggplant loaf, homemade pasta, and so much more.
I’m really glad we were able to stay 3 nights. It gave us more time to interact and get to know Paul and Chantal better. Paul gave us a bunch of tips for the next section.
We lightened our packs some. I brought an extra pair of hiking shoes over here. Wired shipped them and a bunch of miscellaneous extra stuff to Paul from Paris. I still don’t need the shoes. We both went thru our packs and added more things to the box. We got rid of our microspikes. Jim hasn’t used his extra phone battery pack so he took that out of his pack. Now he’s carrying mine. 🙂 I haven’t hiked in my skirt so I’m sending it ahead. Those are the biggest items. There were some smaller items also. Paul is going to mail it to us at Banyuls-Sur-Mer where the HRP ends. France has a Post Restante which is like our General Delivery except they will only hold it for 14 days.
So my base weight is now lower but we are going into the longest stretch without resupply. There is a small store in 2 days and some restaurants and refugios. But it’s a 9 day leg. We are planning on eating at every food establishment we can.
Paul took us to a grocery store where we bought food for 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 snacks. At the store on day 2 we will get something for 2 dinners. Paul offered to let us make lamb and cheese sandwiches for lunch our first day. The magic keeps happening.