Today has not been an easy one, as soon as I woke up I knew that I had a problem. The top of my right shoulder is VERY tender and carrying a rucksack is out of the question at the moment.
The proprijetor of the gîte was most helpful and organised a taxi to bring me to my next destination at a charming B&B at Langogne where I have enjoyed a relaxing day in more excessive heat.
I’m going to see how my shoulder shapes up tomorrow and take it from there, so fingers crossed.
I did take a gentle stroll to Lac du Naussac just on the edge of town where I was able to sit in the shade and enjoy a refreshing breeze.
7 September 2014
8 thoughts on “Stevenson’s Way, 7 September”
Sorry to hear about your shoulder challenge. We do hope you get back on track and enjoy the rest of the journey. It should make for an interesting blog.
Sh*t happens! Outlook is not good but these things happen. Shoulder probably my fault but nothing I can do about the weather, didn’t even have this problem trekking in Morocco. Now it’s 1.30 in the morning and im sitting in bed looking at train times! Ho Hum.
Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery and that you are back on track soon :)
Do you know why your shoulder is sore? Perhaps there is something you can do to prevent it happening again? I love how you take things in stride and just keep going and enjoying. Get better and keep posting!
Nadia, thanks for your comments and support. Problem is the extreme heat means carrying additional 2 kgs of water which on top of everything else has been too much. Bottom line is that I need to accept that im getting too old to carry these weights these distances in these conditions. Im thinking for next year the Canal du Midi, flat and shaded! I’m knocking this year on the head as im now out of sync with my schedule and can’t realistically break up the stages as no accommodation available. Im heading home tomorrow, its a shame but mo point in being a martyr. Need to move on. On the plus side I’ve just had another very good dinner, all’s well in my world.
I am sorry to hear that :( But if there is one thing the French do exceptionally well, it’s good dinners!
PS I did some walking along the Midi Canal between Toulouse and Carcassonne a couple of years ago if you are interested in some photo posts http://ilovewalkinginfrance.com/walking-along-the-midi-canal-lets-begin/ It is flat and mostly shaded, the sunflowers were glorious (it was June and July). Have you considered the Burgundy Canal? Accommodation is available much closer to the canal, there are chateaux to see along the way …
I really said it in jest, but the Burgundy canal sounds good and is an area I would like to know better. Thanks for that.