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  • Day2

    Kirchen und See

    August 16, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Kirchen aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, schöne kleine Ortschaften mit viel Fachwerk und zum Schluss des Ausflugs Picknick und ein Bad im See, das alles bei wunderbar heißem Wetter.
    Anschließend haben wir bei unsrer Vermieterin noch eine Champagner Probe gemacht und ordentlich eingekauft.
    Jetzt sitzen wir nach dem Abendessen müde und glücklich im Innenhof unseres HäuschensRead more

  • Day3

    Ausflug nach Reims

    August 17, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Heute Vormittag haben wir es ruhig angehen lassen und sind erst gegen Mittag aufgebrochen nach Reims. Eine wirklich sehenswerte kleine Stadt und auch garnicht so überlaufen. Am schönsten Platz der Stadt haben wir einen Espresso und ein regionales Bier getrunken. Das Bier war gut, die Preise allerdings gesalzen. Die Kathedrale aus dem 16ten Jahrhundert ist beeindruckend. Später sind wir über kleine Dörfer und zwischen Weinbergen zu dem Restaurant gefahren, das uns Gernot empfohlen hat und haben ein 3 Gänge Menü genossen. Leider war es dann von dort über 1 Stunde nach Hause, und das obwohl wir sogar durch eine Straßensperre durchgefahren sind. Wir waren unschlüssig, aber weil ein weiterer Deutscher einfach durchgefahren ist und nicht zurückkam habe wir es riskiert! Daheim gab es dann noch ein Absackerbier bevor wir alle müde ins Bett sind.Read more

  • Day1

    Day 1: Reims - Rilly-la-Montange

    August 13, 2016 in France ⋅

    Distance: 10km (a slow start)
    Weather: 28C, sunny
    Mood: Emotional to start, now quite calm and lazy
    No. of Pelgrims encountered: 0
    State of body: 🙂
    Highlight of the day: Receiving the lovely symbolic necklace from Marc at the Reims cathedral
    Lesson of the day: start earlier, afternoon is too hot

  • Day2

    Day 2: Rilly-la-Montagne - Epernay

    August 14, 2016 in France ⋅

    Distance: 21km (+ 4 extra off-route)
    Weather: 28C, sunny
    Mood: Cool and a little exited
    No. of Pelgrims encountered: 0
    State of body: No blisters... Yet! Starting to feel a tad tired though.
    Highlight of the day: Receiving a bottle of water (after I had desperately asked for one) Diving (OK, maybe more like falling off the slippery slope) into the cold water in the Lake at the campsite.
    Lesson of the day: Don't expect a boulangerie to be open during the summer holiday and don't expect all roads to be open either (needed to do some trespassing at a building site...)
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  • Day24

    Where wine is cheaper than water

    June 7, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    220 miles further north we earned our complementary champers on arrival in Vertus at the Clos Margot.
    This is the land of bubbly and good wine...so not surprised when, at the local pizza restaurant, the bottled water cost an euro more than the wine!
    My kinda place.
    We have had a good evening and this little town is quite pretty AND it didn't rain!Read more

  • Day1

    Reims, Hotel Crystal

    July 7, 2016 in France ⋅

    Reims is a beautiful town - We´ve been there, when France played against France during the EM - it was just awesome to see the French celebrating after the game!

    If you come to Reims - it is your duty to drink champagne! Reims is the center of the champagne - there are worse duties ;-)

  • Day5

    Day 5: Sezanne - Algure

    August 17, 2016 in France ⋅

    Distance: 22.5KM (111.5/1888.5)
    Weather: 29C, too hot to hike
    Mood: A little tired...
    Blisters: 5 (2 new!) It is starting to become uncomfortable

    Finding the pilgrim in me

    First of all we would like to apologise for the outrageous spelling error in yesterday's entry. All has been corrected now.

    The roads remain long and straight and too be frank, rather boring. Farmland after farmland and a few wildflowers, a tiny bit of hill or there and that sums it up. I think this is finally starting yo awaken the pilgrim in me. The repetition and the long stretches of road create a rhythm that put my busy mind at ease. I'm starting to feel like the walking at times is almost automatic.
    And then at times it feels like the opposite of automatic, the blisters have come, despite all my amazing prevention efforts and they hurt. The backpack is too heavy, especially after yesterday's shopping spree (I wanted to eat everything in the super, asked yesterday after surviving 32 km on one baguette and a Snelle Jelle) and I slept too short. I think a bit of suffering is almost a natural part of being a pilgrim. And because of that, I need to find a rhythm, keep going, counting and remembering that I don't want to give up!
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  • Day4

    Day 4: Montmort - Sezanne

    August 16, 2016 in France ⋅

    Distance: 31km
    Weather: 29C, felt like 34!
    Mood: Good, bit more social
    Blisters: 3 (2 new!)

    The "unwinding" road

    Time for something different today. My day started with 5 kilometers along a grassy straight path through farmlands with absolutely nothing else around. The Beatles song The long and winding Road came into my mind, though this road was anything but windy and I realised that the hiker-me is different from the everyday-me. Usually I love shortcuts, the quickest way to get somewhere in the most efficient manner, but the hiker-me likes the bends in the road, the corner that may bring something interesting to see and the turn the guidebook describes is coming up soon. It keeps the journey interesting and straight roads are just a bit... boring. But I manned up, counted steps and marched on and finally I saw the end of the road (see pictures below) and the funny thing was that the road on the other side was pretty much the same, long and un-winding. In fact, most of the long route today was like that! It's almost like this camino gives you what you don't desire, so you can meditate on it. Let's see how unwindy the roads are tomorrow.

    Oh and, I did meet some really lovely Scottish people who offered to heat my food and I sat with them for most of the evening, hence why this post is later than usual!
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  • Day3

    Day 3: Epernay - Montmort

    August 15, 2016 in France ⋅

    Distance: 25km
    Weather: 26C, sunny
    Mood: Missing the spontaneous meetings with lovely people (sofar most are bit moody and oblivious to pilgrims)
    No. of Pilgrims encountered: 0....
    State of body: First tiny blister and collar bone sore from backpack (it's still feeling rather heavy)
    Highlight of the day: Long hot shower at my first hotel stop
    Lesson of the day: Don't try to outsmart the prescribed route (my little detour left my legs covered in scratches)
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  • Day33

    Driving

    June 12, 2017 in France ⋅

    Perhaps it is wrong of me to generalise about the standards of driving in different countries but several people have asked who is good who is bad so I'll give my impression. We are driving slow compared to most so the speed of the cars on the German autobahn was often at least double my speed but it was safe when compared to Italy where the driving was erratic and rules where often ignored. As you go south in Italy it gets worse and I found the city of Naples to be hard with drivers just pulling out from side roads and stopping you as you drive so they can cross your road. My worst experience was the city of Palermo in Sicily where pedestrians would just walk out and stop the traffic to cross the road. There are many pedestrian crossings in the wide main roads but the people were just ignoring those and crossing anywhere. It happened to many times for it to be unlucky to have it happen to me.
    The most scary driving was the drive from Genoa West into France, it was nothing to do with poor driving it was because I was driving towards the setting sun which was also reflecting off my bonnet so it was in my eyes then suddenly we enter a tunnel and everything goes black until your eyes adjust then you exit the tunnel and the sun is in your eyes again. There are over twenty of those tunnels on that road.

    The suspension of the car is rather stiff with leaf springs and poor damping so I feel the bumps more than most. Belgium was about the same as England, not brilliant but not bad. Germany has good roads as has Austria. Italy has poor roads and I found that they had often resurfaced the fast lane but not the slow lane that we were using so we swapped to toll roads until we got beyond Rome where the roads got better. Sicily was in places good but more often not so good. Malta is the same. France is like Germany very good.

    The cheapest petrol is in Malta and the most expensive was near the French border in Italy. At any tourist resort it cost more than inland.

    People wave and beep at our car everywhere with Italy doing it most then Germany and Austria then France and England.

    Nothing that has happened during this trip would have me saying never again however I feel I have learned quite a lot and will know what to expect next time.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de la Marne, Departement de la Marne, Marne, Marna

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