VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 4
Wisques to Auchy-au-Bois, 28.4 km
One minute update
Woke up at the abbey and had breakfast at 8:00 am with the nuns and a mother and her daughter walk a stretch of the via Francigena. Café con leche and toast.
Soon I was back to familiar sights on the countryside. Hydrated by a haystack. French dogs don’t seem to like me very much. Found a misfired bullet in a field, and a few more war memorials.
A chocolate croissant at the local bakery and a beer later at Café Jeux and I was feeling in good spirit.
Today I took out cash and waited half an hour for the mini-market owner to come back from lunch. Belly full, stocked up with supplies I set up the trolley to dry my clothes and headed back on the country roads.
Not an open church insight or a working water fountain but plenty of farm life. I came across a night’s templar theme hotel ideal to cut the day short but it was fully booked. Made a wrong turn and came across a windmill farm, definitely the highlight of the day.
A hot tub at the hotel was a close second thanks of course to my mom’s donation. A boutique hotel full of surprises.
Finally got rid of the UK power adapter.
Beauty shots compilation
Daily Cost Breakdown
Today's stage broken down with the help of Google Earth.
Google Earth Overview
Camping étang Henri Holland
Chambres d'hôtes ferme de laby
route de Niellesles-Bléquin
Le Moulin De Mombreux
70 Chemin de Mombreux
500rue Du vieux Château
30 Grand Rue
Chambres d'hôtes: la maison près du moulin
3 rue du moulin
30 rue de Valenciennes
+33 3 21 02 09 47
+33 6 07 06 65 42
rue de Pernes
La Ferme de la Vallee
+33 3 21 25 80 09
13 Rue Neuve