VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 10
Étreillers to Saint-Nicolas-aux-Bois, 40.6 km
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Breakfast of champions. I left the charming village at 7:15 am on a day of walking in roads with very little to no shoulder, but I made the best of it.
The trolley is getting heavier by the day. I got myself a cold one at a burger joint. Rehydrated and Refilled my camel bag by the San Quintin canal. It was 95 degrees.
Two boiled eggs later and I followed a leisure boat past automated locks. It should have ended there, but there was not a single hotel in Tergnier available. Exhausted and disappointed I made myself lunch and then trekked on. I almost lost my phone.
Two hours later and just out of the woods of Saint Nicolas I saw a vision... a Mexican cantina right out of a western. A French mojito and a massive burger later the owner allowed me to camp behind the restaurant.
Did I mention that it rained? A Thunderstorm on a full lunar eclipse. I slept instead on the floor under cover of an awning.
Beauty shots compilation
Daily Cost Breakdown
Today's stage broken down with the help of Google Earth.
Camping du Vivier to Carp
+33 3 23 60 50 10
10 Rue Charles Voyeux
Le Paon hôtel restaurant
venue Jean Jaurè
+33 3 23 52 49 61
8 - 10 Rue Pierre Semard
Hotel des Voyageurs
+33 3 23 57 20 68
60 Rue Pierre Semard