My last post, from Châlons en Champagne, was nine days ago now. It elicited messages of kindness, sympathy, and encouragement from all over the world: from my family and friends, fellow pilgrims, and the wonderfully supportive community which is the Facebook Via Francigena group. From my own parish – only one…
Because I try to stay in pilgrim accommodation where possible I don’t have the luxury of wifi, and although I have mobile data on this iPad connectivity in this deeply rural part of France is aleatory. So I haven’t been able to post.
But for those who are concerned, I am not lying dead – or even drunk – in a ditch, and my knee is better than it was.
I should be in Besançon on Tuesday (May 31), where I’ll take a day off, and post about my journey from Châlons.
To those who prayed, encouraged and helped, many thanks. I have ceased visualising taking the Alps in my stride, and triumphantly entering Rome; I am just concentrating on getting to the end of each day.