Mirambeau to Blaye

Day 46 of Walking Out of the World takes us out of the Via Turonensis guide book (which ends at Mirambeau) and to the Gironde estuary at Blaye, the traditional ferry crossing on the route through Bordeaux for English pilgrims to Compostela.  Valerie finishes her pilgrimage in Mirambeau and returns to Paris. (Previous post: Day … More Mirambeau to Blaye

Pons to Mirambeau

Day 45 of Walking Out of the World brings us to the last day’s walk on the GR655 to Mirambeau where the Via Turonensis guide book ends. The mystery of the 15th century pilgrim deepens, the French pilgrim gets sick and the wet weather gets worse. We pray to Saint Médard for better weather, and … More Pons to Mirambeau

Saintes to Pons

Day 44 of Walking Out of the World: walking the last stages of the Via Turonensis with 15th and 21st century company. Pons is exactly half way from Worcester to Compostela on this route. (Previous post: Day 43 Saint-Jean d’Angely to Saintes.) In the pilgrim refuge at Saintes, I awoke early to find that the Worcester … More Saintes to Pons