VIA FRANCIGENA-Canterbury to Rome Days 23-24

Day 23 Unienville to Bar-Sur-Aube 20K
Day 24 Aube to Blessonville 39K

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.

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