VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 8
Bapaume to Péronne, 25.3 km
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I packed my tent and left the town at 5:30 am like a bat out of hell.
Came across more grave sites are a painful reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many young men. Found the church of tic tac toc. I crossed a few bridges and overpasses and I was now in a new province.
More haystacks and flowers and cemeteries. A quick snack, a foot massage and I was back on the grind crossing over water channels.
Reached Péronne at 2:00 pm booked a room at an Airb&b. Lunch was spaghetti and a beer while I waited for my hosts to arrive.
I got my pilgrim credential stamped and enjoyed all of the amenities of modern day life. It had a shower, a bed, a kitchen, and a fan, yes!
A quick stroll around the town’s square and I was ready to call it a night but not before having some leftover bread and canned tuna for dinner.
Did I mention that I shaved?
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