An interesting 2 days as the weather has broken and it is pleasant walking even in the afternoon.
Although 39K was a bit of a stretch we hopefully won’t repeat.
We ran out of water on the long day and trudged through a small village, Azinville, where I was looking to quench my deep thirst. I han no luck and then saw a window open and walked up and there was a guy there. I told him my dilemma in my poor French. He kindly filled my bottle with cold water from his refrigerator. And handed us a cold bottle of Evian.
The last 10K was tough, on pavement and I could feel the bones in my feet burning and sore. We arrived at 3:20 in Blessonville to a nice welcome from Fabrice and his wife Evelyn who provided baguettes and food.
She provided a bottle of delicious fresh apple juice which we sucked down.
Mika made a tasty dinner with provided canned sardines, sausage, rice and tomatoes. Fabrice came later with a bottle of red gratis.
He then opened up the church and gave us a tour of 17th century St. Francis church.
3 days in a row now where we stayed in “albergue like” gites. 2 municipal and 1 parish.
Great on the budget. €10-€15 per person. The ones in Unienville and Blessonville were particularly nice though all 3 good. We had each of them to ourselves as it is still very quiet on VF.
— in Blessonville, Champagne-Ardenne, France.