The next day was our first short day. We took a quick breakfast at Guy’s, and he dropped us back on the GR653, near a place called Roquetaillade. The sky was gray and cloudy, and when we reached Auch, Loïc started to feel some pain in his leg and then it started to rain. So we decided to stop there for the day and to take a longer break than usual.
For the second night in a row, we didn’t plant the tent: the church ran a pilgrim’s hostel, donation-based (usually called a donativo), and that’s where we stayed and met our first pilgrims, Daniel and Françoise. They had started in Arles at the beginning of september and planned on stopping before the spanish border, at Oloron Sainte Marie.
During the rest of the day, we walked around the city a bit once the rain had stop, took coffees here and there and rested, most of all. We really needed it.